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Your train getaway to the South of France

Inspiration for your summer getaway to Marseille, Valence, Avignon or Aix-en-Provence.

Simplify your journey to Provence with Eurostar

Your South of France holiday starts the moment you get on board Eurostar. In the summer months, you can take a direct Eurostar Sun train from Belgium and the Netherlands to Marseille, Valence, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence.

Take a trip to the historic city of Valence and experience the charming streets, historic architecture and lively atmosphere set in the picturesque Rhône Valley.

Enjoy the beautiful walled city of Avignon, brimming with art, history and culture. Rent a car and explore the surrounding countryside, perfect for hiking, biking and kayaking, or spend a day wine tasting in the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape.

Next stop, Aix-en-Provence, one of the most beautiful cities in the South of France with its cobbled streets, numerous fountains and thriving markets.

The last stop on your trip to the Mediterranean is Marseille, gateway to the Riviera. Have lunch in the old port, then travel along the coast and explore the amazing calanques, rocky inlets with sheer cliffs, bright turquoise water and tiny, beautiful beaches.

Our destinations in the South of France direct from Belgium

Avignon city breaks

Avignon will charm you with its outstanding heritage, its sunny climate and its large choice of cultural entertainment, all year long.

Architecture, character, culture and gastronomy – visiting Avignon means discovering the lifestyle of Provence.

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Marseille city breaks

Marseille is a city that is changing fast, but has still retained that bit of edge that makes it stand out from the rest of the towns along the French Riviera. It's also a great base for exploring the azure blue calanques that dot the coast, so why not go on a city break and make a holiday of it?

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Aix-en-Provence holidays

The train will get you to Marseille, then Aix is just 30kms away by car or by local bus.

Once there, find yourself a seat on a terrace and watch the world go by over a coffee or a pastis. Take some time to visit Cezanne's studio and, if that leaves you feeling inspired, why not head out of town and do a bit of sketching yourself.

If painting isn't for you, explore the area, indulge in a some wine-tasting or join the locals in a game of boules. You're on a South of France holiday, you have all the time in the world.

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Valence getaway

Valence, known as the gateway to the South of France, is positioned on the banks of the Rhône River. Explore the historic town centre, visit local vineyards, and finish your day in style at one of the city’s famous restaurants. With its narrow-cobbled streets, abundance of parks, canals, marina and stunning architecture it makes is the perfect destination for your next trip to the South of France.

How to travel by train to the South of France

Eurostar Sun (formerly Thalys Sun) takes you from Belgium or the Netherlands directly to Valence, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, and Marseille.

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