My boyfriend and I (both 30 years old) are driving from Paris to Barcelona in late October. We are looking for a small, charming town to stay in while passing through South of France. Not too busy. Not too far east or west as we do not want to go too far out of the way since we need to make it to Barcelona. We will have 2 nights to stay wherever we decide to stop.
I like the ocean and coastal towns but it seems they (i.e. Monaco) may be too far out of the way and too crowded.
We are looking for something quaint or in the countryside, maybe with a nice museum some restaurants. We are not necessarily interested in touristy attractions or historical sight-seeing.
I have done a lot of research and there is a lot to choose from yet nothing seems to fit the bill. Thanks in advance for your help.