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2.5 Days Les Baux, Nimes, Arles

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2.5 Days Les Baux, Nimes, Arles


I am planning a trip to France at the end of August early September. There will be two of us traveling together and we're planning to do 3 Riviera days and then spend a 2.5 days in Provence before taking a train to Paris. The 2.5 days in Provence is where I need some advice because I think I've planned too much. Below is my itinerary. We'll have a car.


Monday: Leave Nice in the morning via rental car

Arrive in Les Baux mid to late morning and explore the castle ruins

Drive to Nimes for afternoon exploration and stay the night

Tuesday: Drive to Pont du Gard for the first half of the day

Drive to Arles and spend the afternoon exploring

Stay the night

Wednesday: Morning market in Arles

Drive to Avignon around 1pm, drop the rental car

Train to Paris

I would love some advice on whether this is a do-able itinerary. Am I packing too much in? Missing any key sights? Any and all recommendations are welcome.

Also, I wanted to experience the Arles market on Wednesday market day, which is why I bypass it for Nimes after Les Baux.

Thank you.

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1. Re: 2.5 Days Les Baux, Nimes, Arles

Sure, it'd do-able, but not how I would organize that short a time in the area. Maybe you have a good reason to include Nîmes and spend a night there (and there are good reasons), but it would never be on my list for a 2.5-day trip. I'd be in St-Rémy andUzès and the Camargue before I'd hit Nîmes. But really, that's just me. There's nothing wrong with your plan.

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3. Re: 2.5 Days Les Baux, Nimes, Arles

Your trip is totally feasable (did about the same last week). I would agree with the location and, if I was you, would select a smaller town as St Remy or Arles and then maybe find a minute to spend a bit more time in Avignon which it would be a shame to miss.

hope that helps

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