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Planning a trip in June to Avignon, les Baux de Provence and the Ardeches

momski | Feb 13, 201412:54 PM

I have been following all the amazing threads for Provence and I am now planning our own trip for two weeks in mid-June. We have booked three days in Avignon at a B&B on the island just above the city (le Domaine de Rhodes), followed by a week at another B&B (Taven Residences, recommended by CH) in les Baux de Provence and then a few days in the Ardeche (Chateau Balazuc). We are hazily thinking of a few days near the Vaison la Romaine and then Cassis and the coast for a few days.
I am planning on lunches in Avignon at les Halles and at the Collection Lambert, and dinner the first night at Au Tout Petit in Avignon. We will start exploring the towns near Avignon and hopefully eat the second night in Arles at Rabanel or La Chassgnette. The third night I am imagining dinner at L'Arome in Bonnieux and then we are off to les Baux de Provence the next day. We plan to explore the Luberon from our base in les Baux de Provence and following CH, will eat at le Bistrot du Paradou in Paradou. I read about La Cabro d'Or and Oustau de Baumaniere in Les Baux - are they worth coming back into town for, or should we eat at other small towns such as St Remy? Is the drive back to Les Baux something one can do easily after a dinner elsewhere? Will try to eat at Mas Tourteron in Gordes and L'Oustalet in Gigondas. After that we go to the Ardeche, but I am beginning to wonder if that is a good idea? I haven't read much on this site about it and I am not sure if it is the best way to spend our time? We are then considering a splurge at the Chateau de Rochegude from which to explore the Vaison la Romaine. After that a few days in Cassis and then home. Any input would be great, especially regarding the Ardeche as that is the one I am most uncertain about.

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