Since we want to take some time and explore the countryside in Provence I am not sure whether or not basing in Nice will suffice. I just dont really have a perspective for the geography and ease of travel in the region, please forgive me.
I know we will spend a few days in Nice exploring the Riviera but we also want the true Provence experience so I want to spend two or three days hitting small countryside villages and towns. Places like Arles, Aix, Luberon, Avignon, and smaller places like Lourmarin, Bonnieux, Cadenet, Roussillon, etc.. peak our interest.
My thoughts are to have two bases - one in Nice for a few days for the Cote d'Azur and then travel to one in Provence proper, a place like Arles or Aix for exploring the countryside. Is this a good idea, or can we just base in Nice and take day trips to these Countryside destinations? Thank you very much.