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Villages France between Carcasonne and Nice

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Villages France between Carcasonne and Nice

Was wondering if anyone could recommend a nice rural/semi rural pretty town or village to stay in for a couple of days which wits between carcasonne and Nice.

Great scenery, pretty architecture and some good culinary/wine experiences are what we are after.

Thanks in advance!

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1. Re: Villages France between Carcasonne and Nice

You should check out various towns/villages (St Remy, Maussane-les-Alpilles, Les Baux-de-Provence, Paradou, etc.) in or near the lovely craggy limestone hill range of hills known as les Alpilles, near St. Remy. They are well situated for exploring virtually ALL of Western Provence. Personally, I'd forget about Carcasonne and just hang out in Western Provence, but, "Chacun a son gout," or, as they/we say en Englais, "to each his/her own ..."

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2. Re: Villages France between Carcasonne and Nice

Also important to make your decision ( assuming you are driving to Nice) about whether you will take (a) the A8 motorway ( most boring especially if sandwiched between large trucks) , (b) the sublime coastal route or (c) the somewhat scary mountainous route through Haute Provence. All will offer uniquely different stopover choices.

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3. Re: Villages France between Carcasonne and Nice

I'm booking a beautiful little place in Les Baux-de-Provence, thanks for your input this has helped me out immensly...... still heading to carcasonne for a couple of nights though ;o)

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