We are starting our trip in Munich, then heading to Provence. Flight options appear to be either Nice or Marseille. Our destination for most of our stay in Provence will be Saint-Remy-de-Provence. Because the flight from Munich (to either Nice or Marseille) would arrive after 5:00, we thought it would make sense to spend a night or two before the drive.
I understand the drive from Marseille will be less than from Nice. But wondering which will be better place to stay for a night or two. Which city will be more interesting to walk around in and enjoy the sites. We are travelling as an active 40-something couple. We like exploring, hiking, running, sitting in cafes and enjoying the sites. We enjoy history, but do not want to spend any significant amount of time in museums. We like nice restaurants on occasion, but equally prefer dinner at the bar in a local tavern. We hate group tours :).
I know very little about each of these cities - have done some reading and know the basics "facts" - but hard for me to get a feel for what a day would be like in either of these cities. Thank you in advance.