Provence: Where to Stay/Base

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Mike Hixson
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Provence: Where to Stay/Base

#1 Post by Mike Hixson » October 24th, 2019, 4:43 pm

Hi there, new to the Forum and really impressed by the expertise I've found here on multiple subjects. In March, we (a couple) are traveling by car after a week skiing in the Haute Alpes north of Grenoble, down through Gap (for the scenery) and spending another week in the general Provence area. Thinking of basing in Aix-en-Provence and day-tripping out for wines from the Bandol area, etc. Have traveled most of south of France (Rhone valley, CdP, Arles,Cahors, Madiran, etc.) for wine exploration, including parts of Roussillon around Carcassonne and west to Toulouse, but never stayed in the heart of Provence. We're returning from Marseille airport on a morning flight.

Looking at Aix-en-Provence, perhaps Roussilon or other Luberon villages, for a 5-6 night stay....anyone have thoughts on this? Would really appreciate some tips... Thanks!

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Re: Provence: Where to Stay/Base

#2 Post by Michael Martin » October 24th, 2019, 4:53 pm

Just did this trip last Fall. Loved Gordes, St Remy, Bonnieux, Isle sur la Sorgue and Avignon. It depends on how big or how small of a city you want to stay in and what else you plan to do.

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Re: Provence: Where to Stay/Base

#3 Post by Mike Hixson » October 24th, 2019, 5:59 pm

Thanks..wiil okkst some of the smaller towns & larger villages, best guess.

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#4 Post by Scott Tallman » October 24th, 2019, 8:25 pm

Really enjoyed our stay in Aix-en-Provence, which as you note allows for numerous day trips
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Re: Provence: Where to Stay/Base

#5 Post by Mike Hixson » October 25th, 2019, 7:36 am

Thank you! Between A-e-P and Roussilon right now...

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