Planning a honeymoon to Southern France for two weeks next spring/summer and would love some opinions on 1) Where our "home base" should be, and 2) Which towns or villages to visit while there. An ideal trip would include:
- A home base tucked into the countryside but not totally isolated (we'll be renting a car)
- Local markets / vendors / cafes / restaurants / communities close by (would love to be immersed in the local culture of a busy community)
- Trips to local wine regions (Rhone, for example)
Would love to live like the locals as much as possible and cozy up next to a town/village that is vibrant and active but not overly touristy. Gordes and Avignon have been suggested by friends so far, but I'd love other opinions.