hi, we (a couple in our 60's) will be spending 9 nights in Provence in Oct. We like short hikes, exploring old villages. We will be Avignon for the first 3 nights and plan to do day trips. I thought that a Chateauneuf du Pape winery would be great to visit, but am having trouble finding a tour group that can do 2 wineries and perhaps the chocolate tour on Saturday Oct. 12 or Sunday (Oct 13). Should we use our car to do these? We would prefer a van tour so that we can enjoy our wine tastings. I do not not want a private tour as they are quite expensive. On the Monday we thought we might visit the the Roman aquaduct at Pont du Gard. Is it worth a half day or full day visit? On Monday later day we plan to drive to the Luberon area for 4 nights, then Marseilles for 1 full day before heading off early on Sunday morning. In the Luberon area, what area would you suggest is the best town to stay at for easy access to the various hill top villages and short day hikes. Would it be better to just spend 3 nights in the Luberon area and then 2 nights in Marseilles? We are not big city people, but with 2 nights in Marseilles, we can spend a day touring en route and then the Saturday in the city.