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Hiring a driver

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Hiring a driver

We have decided not to rent a car during our stay in Provence.

I know that it is highly recommended to rent a car, but we are only giving ourselves a few days in each village - so there is not much time to wander and we would prefer to hire a driver for the few day trips we plan outside of our destination villages...so we all can enjoy some of the fine wine without having to worry about driving.

We will be in Avignon August 3 - 6th and we would like to hire a driver for travel to Chateauneuf de Pape for the wine festival on the 3rd and to L'Isle sur la Sorgue for the floating market and Fontaine-de-Vaucluse on the 4th.

We will then move on to spend a few days in Aix and would like to hire a driver here as well for a day trip to the villages such as Gordes, Roussillon, Bonnieus, Lacoste and Menerbes...we are hoping that the lavender will still be lush this early in August.

We would appreciate recommendations on a good reliable driver.

California
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for Grasse
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1. Re: Hiring a driver

A number of the major car-rental agencies have drivers available; try checking with Hertz and Avis to begin with.

Bedoin, France
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2. Re: Hiring a driver

If you send an email to the Avignon tourist office, they should be able to send you the names of companies who offer private tours, tailored to your itinerary. Taxi companies will often put together a quote for you too.

Here is the tourist office link (English communication is fine if you don't speak French):

http://www.avignon-tourisme.com/home-1-2.html

Here are a couple of taxi companies (I am not affiliated with them) you might consider contacting:

http://taxis-avignon.fr/

http://taximinibusavignon.com/

I presume you already know that doing this will cost more than renting a car (probably a LOT more).

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