It's our first time to Paris (leaving end of April) and we've been debating if we should rent an apt for 2 weeks and soak up life as a Parisian, OR stay at a hotel and head to Provence - Avignon area for 3 or 4 days and head back to Paris to stay a night or 2 before returning home.
We're not sure if there is enough to do in Provence or if we should save that area for another trip since it requires 2.5 train one way.
Finally your thoughts on Hotel Crystal in Paris - heard they just renovated. And Hostelerie De Crillon Le Brave vs. Les Carmes de Hotel in Provence???
Big Thanks for your insight!