Posted June 7th, 2012, 07:44 AM
7 day cruise on River Royale thru Provence September 2-9.
2 couples, taking the TGV from Paris, to Avignon arriving two days before the cruise.
1) Rent a car at the Avignon train station? Drop off easy at Arles train station where we begin the cruise? Other touring options instead of car rental?
2) What to see, where to stay?
We just finished a wonderful Rhone River cruise on the AMADAGIO, from Lyon to Arles. The review is posted under member reviews and here on river cruises. Not sure about the rental car, but why not continue to Arles on the train? Also, check to make sure you are not duplicating the sites that you will visit on the river cruise.
Don't miss Pont du Gard, the massive Roman aqueduct that is about 15KM west of Avignon.
Les Baux de Provence is another village not to be missed. Parking is a problem there, so you many need to walk some distance.