I thought that the Michelin guide would help, but the guide is not organized as I had hoped. So I am hoping that the kind TA crowd will help me map some driving tours from Avignon. Our desire is to see some interesting towns/views and have pleasant, not overstuffed days. It's just a long weekend and we prefer quality to quantity.
Here is our plan (later in October):
Arrive Avignon Friday afternoon, get car, explore town--dinner
Saturday: Destination Pont du Gard, drive for a few hours after that, returning to Avignon by 5 pm for dinner at 7
Sunday: Early start to Isle de la Sorgue--spend morning there, then drive East into what I believe is Luberon? I am hoping we can do a pretty loop back to Avignon. Perhaps a 3 + hour drive not including stops for snacks or a little wandering. Back to Avignon for dinner. (We don't want to drive at night)
Monday: we have the day to explore Avignon or nearby, TGV to Paris at about 5 but have to return car.
I realize this is subjective--but I really need help--the guides and the internet are not helpful because the regions seem to overlap.