Hello there! We are strongly considering spending our summer (part of it) in Provence this year - last year we spent 2 days in Nice as a bridge between Italy and Spain and we felt in love with it! We would like to go back this year to explore Provence.
I would go first with our 3 y. old and stay there by ourselves for the first 2 weeks, then my husband would join us. So, as an initial thought, I am considering spending 3 weeks in Aix (2 alone with preschooler and 1 with husband) and one week in Nice to enjoy the beach surrounding it.
Anyway, does that sound like a good plan? Is Aix a central city in Provence? Ideally, I am looking for something like Florence - a great city in itself and also central for day trips to other villas and towns surrounding the area (Lucca, Pizza, Sienna, etc.)
If not Aix, which city would you suggest?