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Taking the tdv from Paris to Avignon and staying in Luberon [Loumarin]. have 5 days. ANy suggestions on best places to see. If possible, would like to f=drive and see the bridge at Millau but not sure if that is a day trip. Thanks

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1. Re: Avignon

I would repost this in the Avignon forum to get more replies.

Go on the french autoroute site (autoroutes.fr) to see how far the drive is to Millau. But it will take a day of driving there and back.

Lourmarine is a pretty little village and is a good base for the Luberon hill villages and Chateaux. So a day spent pottering around these villages stopping for lunch is worthwhile.

You do not say the days of the week you are going to be there nor the time of year. Both are important in advising what to do.

Do visit a Provencal street market - there is a large one at la Isle sur la Sorgues on Sundays which is very popular so you have to get there early to park.

A visit to one of the large towns of Avignon or Arles. Avignon is nearer but I think Arles has more to offer including a lot or Roman history.

The Cotes du Rhone wine villages are to the north east of Avignon so if you like wine a tour around these villages taking in a little tasting is a nice day out - if the weather permits buy a picnic and have it in the middle of the vines.

Mont Ventoux dominates the area and if you don't mind heights the view from the top is stunning on a clear day and an easy drive up - the charming village of Bedoin is at the foot of the mountain so a lunch stop there would break the day - it also has a nice market on Monday.

That is just a few suggestions and I am sure in the Avignon forum you will get more suggestions of other peoples favorites.

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