Aix en Provence or La Ciotat

Hi,

Im visting Provence in September and am planning to stay in a villa for the week. We've foudn two that we like both very private and rustic- one is 5mins outside AIx-en-Provence and the other is closer to the coast - 15mins inland of La Ciotat.

Im not sure where best to stay. AIx-En-Provence seems a better location to do wineraies, luberon, arles etc but i don't know much about the coast line here and if this is worth staying at and then travelling in to the other attractions.

The coastal villa seems nicer and is cheaper so that appeals... but then if the area isnt as good we dont want to be there!

Many thanks!

Sophie