We will be staying near Maussane-les-Alpilles for one week in June. It's my daughters' first time in Europe and I'd like for them to see the Mediterranean. Our family equally loves history and nature (often we vacation in National Parks). I had thought that one one day we could drive to Cassis and take the boat trip to Les Calanques, but now I'm wondering if perhaps a drive to Narbonne and then Carcassonne might serve a similar purpose. Don't think we can possibly do both, given our other priorities for the week. I love this forum - anyone want to share your thoughts on the merits of these two choices? (and, yes, I know Carcassonne can be overrun with tourists, but it seems like such a fascinating site, and, well, we'll be tourists...)
Thanks - and thanks for all the info I've already quietly gleaned from your discussions!