We are spending a week in St Remy with a car rental from Avignon, visiting the local villages and towns. We are then going on to Nice for a week - doing the same of the Riviera...renting an apartment in both locales.
The day we're moving from Provence to the Riviera is in the afternoon of Saturday, September 1st, 2012 - which I imagine would be a busy day on the roads as it is the last summer weekend for many French. So, initially, we were thinking of taking the train to avoid traffic headaches.
However, I believe it might normally be a lovely drive between St Remy and Nice and if we had our car for a couple of extra days in Nice, we could more easily visit the Corniches, Ezes and Grasse. I understand having a car in Nice is a pain. Would anyone have an opinion whether this is a good idea vs. taking the train and just relying on public transport when we get to Nice?