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Planning trip june '14 based Beaucaire

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Planning trip june '14 based Beaucaire

We are spending 3 weeks in the south of France, 10 days based Beaucaire to see the Roman history/culture +markets/wine producers, visiting Nimes - Arles - Aix-en Provence view Pont du gard Will also visit the Camargue. Then move to near Grasse for 10days again and visit all the famous resorts we believe Antibes is lovely. Also hope nip over in to Italy towards Sanremo. So all ideas are welcome also reading travel books in library

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1. Re: Planning trip june '14 based Beaucaire

Beaucaire is a beautiful town & conveniently located for visiting the region. However people in the region frown on this town for 2 reasons. 1) Its large north-African population (not a problem in my opinion) 2) The smell which comes from a nearby cellulose plant when the wind blows the "wrong" way.

Grasse is good for Cannes & l'Esterel & villages around Grasse itself but quite a hike with heavy traffic if you head to Nice & beyond (including Italy). Avoid going towards Italy on a Friday morning due to the traffic generated by the Ventimiglia market. Other markets in other Italian towns on other days are just as interesting without the huge crowds and associated problems that Ventimiglia draws.

Edited: 17 January 2014, 18:00
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2. Re: Planning trip june '14 based Beaucaire

From Grasse you can also visit Tourrettes-sur-Loup, Mougins, Vence, St-Paul-de-Vence, Biot, and Valbonne--more as well. I'd recommend staying down below Grasse, however, to avoid the very windy roads in and around the city. Mougins would make a good base, as would Vence, Biot, and Valbonne. If you're interested in rentals, you would have a wide choice.

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3. Re: Planning trip june '14 based Beaucaire

Thanks for your quick response thinking of using public transport to visit mayor cites in the Bouche du Rhone we believe traffic/parking is not good, would that be a good idea.

Also is there any wine producers in the Ventoux area that sell 10 litre boxes of wine ?

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4. Re: Planning trip june '14 based Beaucaire

You will absolutely need a car to really explore the Bouches-du-Rhone, especially if you are planning to visit vineyards and purchase wine "en vrac.".

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5. Re: Planning trip june '14 based Beaucaire

Yes, we will be using the car I believe it would be a good idea to use public transport if visiting major cities.

As for visiting the local wine dégustation are there any web sites listing the local producers?

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6. Re: Planning trip june '14 based Beaucaire

Yes, we will be using the car I believe it would be a good idea to use public transport if visiting major cities.

As for visiting the local wine dégustation are there any web sites listing the local producers?

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