Family of 5 flying into Barcelona in June for 6 days and then had planned to catch the train to the French border and collect a hire car spend about 4 days having a look around the area and then heading over to Nice to spend a week before flying home. We wanted a holiday that was say a day of swimming a day of touring etc. It was going to cost about 500Euro for a car (that could fit us and our luggage). Having a look at Easyjet its going to only cost us about 150Euro to fly Barcelona to Nice. My question is could we still see the south of France by just doing day trips from Nice therefore just fly Barcelona/Nice or my original plan of hiring a car and spending 4 days touring around before heading to Nice a better idea. The price difference is obvious but I wanted to make the most of our time. Is this way too much time in this area??? I think I have looked and looked at different areas etc that I'm now a little confused as the best thing to do. Any help is greatly appreciated.