I will be staying 5 nights in Avignon. After reviewing hotel reviews, hope to stay at La Banasterie. I will arrive via London and take the TGV from Gar du Nord. I am hesitant to drive in France so would like to know if it is feasible to take day trips via public transportation? Are there any markets in nearby towns that might have antiques and if so, which days are best? Also, would one return to Paris for return flight home or could one travel to Nice for flight back via Continental Airlines? Appreciate any replies.