we will be arriving in Avignon around 4:30pm on 3/31 from Paris on the TGV. We are staying two nights in Avignon. I thought we'd have dinner in Avignon and tour Avignon on 4/1 and possibly also see Pont d Gard in the afternoon. On 4/2 we are departing towards the Nice area by car. We love to drive and get lost in hillside villages and the Luberon seemed like the perfect place to do it. Can we make it to Nice by evening and tour the Luberon countryside or should we stop for the night along the way. If so any suggestions would be welcome.
The plan is to then stay in Nice or perhaps VillaFrance until we take a flight back to Paris on the afternoon of 4/7. We want to go to Monaco, St Paul de Vence, drive the Grand Corniche and see the hillside villages but since this is our first trip to this area we thought staying by the water (hotel welcome?)seemed to make sense. We will be there for Palm Sunday and would enjoy a traditional Catholic Palm Sunday mass if there is such a thing??
I am amazed by the responses to this site and I would be so grateful for any advice and recommendations. Merci.