We'll be in Provence for 10 days next January. We'll have a car.
I'd like to stay in Bonnieux for 3 nights, but am concerned that things will be locked up for the winter season -- is this true? Or, will the town have a bit of local activity? I'm concerned about restaurants and food shops being open, and I don't mind quiet -- I just don't want the town to feel like a neutron bomb went off. I also don't care about touristy shops.
If Bonnieux is a bad winter choice, can you recommend another larger, livelier town? My entire itinerary is as follows, if that helps:
4 nights Arles (with daytrips to Pont du Gard, Uzes, Nimes, Avignon, etc)
3 nights Luberon (Luberon villages, plus St. Remy en route)
2 nights Aix
Finish up with a few days in Paris
Thanks so much, in advance!