Is it a good idea to rent a car in France to drive around the south for a week?

My boyfriend and I live in Ile de France, but for Spring Break April27-May5, we were thinking of renting a car and driving around southern France since neither of us have been there. Anyone have any ideas on what the costs would be, especially as far as gas prices? For lodging, we plan on camping (info on sites... show more My boyfriend and I live in Ile de France, but for Spring Break April27-May5, we were thinking of renting a car and driving around southern France since neither of us have been there.
Anyone have any ideas on what the costs would be, especially as far as gas prices? For lodging, we plan on camping (info on sites would be great!)
Also would loves suggestions on must-see places :)
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