Hi, my husband and I are flying into Nice in late May. We plan to spend 4 nights in Nice and the nearby areas then head to the west part of Provence. We then need to go back to Nice to fly back to the US. My Qs are:
1) Where will be a good base to visit the West part of Provence given that we will be fly in and out of Nice? I've read that the most recommended spots are Aix-en-Provence, Isle sur la Sorgue or St. Remy.
2) I know that we will be better off without a car in Nice and nearby areas. Should we take a train to our base in West Provence then pick up a car? or should we pick up a car at Nice and drive to West Provence?
3) Our whole trip will be 10 days. Is half in Nice/nearby areas and half in west provence a good split?
4) Our return flight in Nice (stop by London, then back to NYC) leaves on a Monday at noon. Would it be too much of a rush to drive back from West Provence that AM? Or should we spend the night before in Nice? Would like to avoid the latter since then we need 3 accommodation arrangements.