My wife and I will be in Avignon for a short time from 8th September; we have not been to Provence before. We will not have a car and wish to take several day or half day tours to the surrounding area and Aix en Provence by train when bookings become available. Following earlier advice found on this forum I have had a look at the Official Avignon Tourism site and the tours offered there. Several questions if I may to someone who has perhaps used these tours before or has local knowledge. In terms of transportation are the buses used coaches (50 seats or so) or the smaller mini vans. Secondly, and not knowing the supply/demand equation at that time of the year would it be prudent to book our preferred tours in advance, or arrange bookings when we arrive in Avignon. We have booked accommodation at the Hotel Cloitre Saint Louis which seems to be only a short walk to the tourism office.