We are planning to stop for a few nights in Avignon on our way from Nice to Paris and I was wondering how to see some of the sights such as Les Baux de Provence, Pont du Gard, etc. I have seen that there are day tours for around 380Euros that would take our family of four but that is a lot to spend for one day and I was wondering if it is possible to see some of these places another way (for example, bus or regional train) or if we should rent a car for a day.
We love to walk and hope to relax and take our time on our daytrip, stopping for a lunch in a little village.
I have read several guidebooks and each one seems to say that a particular place is the best (St-Remy, Arles, Avignon, etc). I can't see everything but love old ruins so Lez Baux de Provence is a must see.
I don't mind a guided tour but don't really want to spend 380Euros!
Thanks in advance.