Eurostar extending service to south of France


With the region hosting some of the river cruise tours, from 28th June to 13th September.

If this year’s trial is a success, then the service to Avignon will become an all-year-round one for 2015. Eurostar also revealed that the high demand for its spring services to Lyon, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence has been another reason for the service to Southern France being improved.

Currently, trains leave from London’s St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International and Ashford International train stations to the south of France, with journeys lasting approximately six hours.

Nick Mercer, Eurostar’s Commercial Director, said in a statement, “The popularity of our 2013 Lyon Provence trial and our annual summer Avignon services shows us that the Brits’ love affair with the south of France is stronger than ever.”

He added, “By opening sales to Avignon earlier than usual and by extending services we are serving the growing number of people choosing high-speed rail over air.”

This new extension to the train service is set to increase the number of Brits taking trips to the south of France yet further; if you would like to find out more about the new service, take a look at the Eurostar website.

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