First time to france, we will be staying 7 days in Paris, then going to cote d'azur.
Want to see:
Antibes, Juan-des-pins, cannes, Nice,St Paul, Vence, Tourrettes sur Loup, St Tropez, Aix en Provence, Luberon
Not sure where to stay and if this is too many places to see in 9 days. I have heard some people don't like Nice so not sure If I want to stay there or maybe stay in Antibes. Looking for a more relaxed time when we are here, do some shopping, dining, people watching, going to beach if the weather is good.
Should we stay at multiple places or choose one or 2 places and drive everywhere/take the train to the other places. How far is the drive from Nice to Aix en provence?
Is Antibes the same as Juan-des-pins? which is better to stay?
Also where is the best beach?
Is driving easy, is there affordable and/or free parking?
Please let me know if I should take anything of the list and add anything.
thanks for the help