We are going to Provence for 7 nights and the French Riveria for 3 nights in late October. We are flying in and out of Nice. Upon arrival we will be renting a car and driving to Avignon for 3 nights, staying in an apartment (3 adults) at the Hotel La Magnaneraie. The next 2 nights we were going to stay in Les Baux en Provence at the Hotel Mas De L'Oulivie, then off to Aix en Provence to stay at the Hotel Cezanne for 2 nights before heading to the French Riveria. What do you think about these locations as bases. We will travel around each day by car to various smaller towns. Would we be better staying somewhere other than Aix?
On the Riveria for the last 3 nights we wanted to stay in Eze but the hotels we looked at were way too expensive. Does anyone have any ideas of small towns to stay not far from Nice and hotels. Thank you.