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My daughter and I will be spending a week in Paris and then taking the train to the Provence area for three days (July 15-18) and on to Nice for three days (July 18-21). We thought we would base our Provence stay in Avignon, but with it being festival time, we are finding it hard to find a hotel. So, we are questioning if there is a better place to visit to give us the Provence experience. We would like to walk through quaint villages, see the lavender fields, visit a vineyard, etc. We will not have a car, so we have to rely on trains, buses, tours, etc. Anyone have suggestions on where to base our stay and the best things to do? As always, thank you!