Really need some advice about travelling throughout Southern France - car, bus or train?
I intend to visit Bordeaux, Bergerac, (maybe Carcassonne), Perpignan, Montpellier, Avignon and finally Marseille.
I found this website called wheretosleep where you can book reasonably priced rooms in villas and homes throughout France (and the world I guess) but some of these accommodations are about 20km from the place I actually want to see (e.g Bergerac).
When I last travelled to France two weeks ago (Paris) it seemed to me that there is no coach service there - like National Express? Only trains which are quite expensive in France. I cannot hire a car as I paid off all my credit cards last November and effectively got rid of them. I only have a debit card which I presume you cannot use to hire cars.
So my choices are: trains (expensive), take my own car (uploading French maps to my satellite navigation system but I am worried about driving in France - on the right and all that - Never done so before).
If you were me, what would you do? Drive to France with your own car? Fly there and take public transport or see if there is a car hire service that takes debit cards? Incidentally, is there a coach service in France?