I know I may be comparing apples and oranges but I'm actually getting down to the most important decisions of my 3-week trip to France (2 weeks in the South).
My question is the following:
Which is less touristy? Which is less chichi (chic) or pretentious?
I enjoy comfort but I find chic uncomfortable. (I guess I could go with Arles, which is not a village or small town).
Forty years ago when I was living in San Francisco, i went to Sausolito 20-30 miles south. I was really turned by the ambiance (boutique-to-boutique-to-health-spa-to-classy-restaurant).
I am wondering what someone who has spent time in both would say about the comparative merits (and shortcomings) of the two.