A two week trip: in and out of CDG airport
After group cycling the Luberon for 6 days in mid May, my husband and I are trying to decide if want to stay in Aix en Provence where our group finishes and explore on our own and in detail the Provence sights further ... and live the slower market strolling mornings , peppered with cooking class , flower and small garden tours, just drive....We will avoid the coast due to Cannes festival and crowds. Would like to visit Tourtour though, and he may satisfy an itch to cycle Mont Ventoux on his own one day.
take the train from Aix to Loire ( Tours) and put down a base hotel from which to explore this region. We love food, architecture and gardens (will gladly follow the poppy fields) , natural scenic wonders but not standing in lines to walk inside chateaus day after day. We do not want to be in a different hotel every night. At least 2 if not three. Opinions /comments on filling in our itinerary are most welcome.
Day 1 train to Avignon, Hotel d'Europe
Day 2 Avignon
Day 3 Avignon
Day 4 - 9 Backroads premier inn group bike Luberon
Day 10 - Aix, Le Maison de Aix
Day 11 - Aix , Le Maison de Aix
Day 12 ??
Day 13 ??
Day 14 ??
Day 15 (12 noon flt. from CDG airport)