Still perusing some options. Friends of mine love Aix to bits and so I thought I'd give it a week - with day trips. I have 8 nights, of which 1 or 2 will be nearer to the Cathar Castles and Carcassonne, and the rest in or near Aix.
Is that too long for Aix and day trips available by train? I doubt I will have a car but it will depend on what I ferret out to do. Will I need a car for some of my trips? I've already visited Arles, St Remy, Bonnieux, Les Baux, Ile Sur la Sorgue and that region which mostly did need a car - I don't need to go back on this trip.
Current day trip thoughts include Avignon (I've been through several times but just to pick up the TGV or a car), Cassis (les Calanques), Marseille, the Camargue (which may require a car, I suspect - and would this be better as an overnight or two before Aix)?
I will have a day or two before I arrive in Aix which will be closer to Carcassone and I will have a car for that brief portion. I could extend the car and overnight time for the Camargue before heading to Aix if that is needed?
Thank you for any thoughts.