We are taking a few days (only 4) in January to visit Aix and Arles prior to a trip to Paris. We were thinking of renting a car but now see that having a car and driver meet us at the airport and take us to the hotel in Aix is very reasonable as is a car and driver from Aix to Arles. We know it is always best to not have a car in city centers but also know there are places to see outside of these cities. However with only 2 days in each city and actually the first day in each city is only a half a day it seems like we really won't have time to see the countryside and if we want to see it can take a tour or a train or bus. Any advice over whether it is better to rent a car under these circumstances or not? We have been to Paris many times and intend to return to Provence so we are not interested in packing as much as we can into our 4 days in Provence. Just a little flavor of an area we have not been to before is fine.
Thanks.Edited: 19 December 2013, 01:48