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best Provence/Riviera town? Arles?

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best Provence/Riviera town? Arles?

My sister will be traveling by train to the area in 2 weeks. She will have about 3 days, them moving on to Italy. She is thinking of staying in Arles, hoping to daytrip to Les Baux and Pont du Gard. Is this possible (by public transit or bike rental) and the best town to stay in? She has a wide variety of interests. Would Nice be a better pick? Avignon? Also looking for affordable lodging that is safe for a young singe woman.

Thank you for the help!!

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1. Re: best Provence/Riviera town? Arles?

If she wants to see the pont du Gard, there is a bus service from Avignon or Nimes. The Avignon one is here https:/…20HIVER.pdf It's line A15 The Nimes one is more frequent but I am not sure which company runs it and the Edgard website (where I found the pdf above) is so utterly useless that I quail at the thought of trying to see if Edgard also run the Nimes service. It's not possible to get to Les Baux by public transport except at weekends in June and Sept and daily in July and August. Her best bet would be to get a taxi from Arles or St Remy, St Remy being closer. Be warned, if you get a taxi from A to B in France you pay the fare for the taxi to reach you at point A, take you to point B and to get back to its starting point without you.

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2. Re: best Provence/Riviera town? Arles?

Biking up to Les Baux would be okay if your sister is used to mountain climbs--the road has a fair gradient.

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