I would do one of the following
1) Do your pavers with proper installation or
2) concrete, properly installed.
Both will last a long time.
For your pavers, limestone or around here we use "crusher run". At leASt thats what the supplier calls it. Essentially its a compactible gravel, it has fines as well as course aggrigate. Its sold specificly for parer base.
I did a 45 foot by 4 foot curved walk.
I used 4" of the crusher run and one inch of sand.
4"+1"+2.5" brick = 7.5" of excavation. I went 7" because i wanted the surface a little bit proud of grade.
Basic Steps are
1-Excavate, 2-compact soil, 3-put in half of base material, 4-compact, 5-rest of base, 6-compact, 7-edge material, 8-sand, 9-pavers, 10-compact 10-sand between pavers, 11-compact. Some people may switch steps #7 and #9. (install edging after pavers are in place but before compaction of pavers) As you can see, renting a plate compactor is beneficial on all but the smallest of jobs. If this is a driveway you would use 6"-8" of base and compact in three or four layers.
Great instructions here
Grinnell Pavers - Pavingstone Installation Guide