04/04/2014 Soak up the sunshine in the South of France with Eurostar fares from only £109 return

4 Apr 2014

Simple connection via Paris or Lille to reach Provencal countryside
Travellers looking to escape to the South of France by rail this summer can take advantage of great value tickets, as Eurostar makes 20,000 of its lowest fares available for connecting journeys in standard class*, to coincide with the booking window opening for French TGV services (4 April).

Tickets from London to the ever popular French destinations of Marseille, Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence and Avignon are available from £119 return, and to Lyon for only £109 return, for travel between the 2 June and 24 August**.  With a simple change in Paris or Lille, customers can sit back and relax as they travel from the heart of London to the sunshine of the South of France in just 6 hours.

The connecting services to the South of France complement Eurostar’s direct weekly seasonal service from London to Avignon, which runs from 28 June to 13 September this year, offering flexibility to travel on any day of the week.

Nick Mercer, Commercial Director for Eurostar said; “The British public have always had a love affair with the  South of France, and with Marseille recently crowned Capital of Culture, the region continues to be an enticing holiday destination. As we enjoy our 20th year of operations, we remain committed to offering the best value fares to help people explore more of Europe and travel further by high-speed rail.

To book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com or call the customer team on 08432 186186.



Notes to Editors

Terms and conditions

  • *Fares available for connecting journeys from London to Marseille, Montpellier, Aix-en-Provence, Lyon and Avignon
  • ** Fares based on bookings made between 04.04.14 to 17.04.14 for travel between 02.06.14 and 24.08.14.
  • Fares not available for travel on 6-10th June, 4-6th July, 11-14th July, 24th-27th July, 14th-16th August 2014.
  • A £4 fee will apply to all credit card bookings, no charge is made for payments with a debit card
  • All fares are non-exchangeable and non-refundable
  • For full terms and conditions visit Eurostar.com

About Eurostar

  1. Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland® Paris, Avignon and the French Alps.
  2. Eurostar was established in 1994 as a partnership between three railway companies: SNCF, SNCB and LCR (London and Continental Railways). On 1 September 2010, Eurostar became a single, unified corporate entity owned by three shareholders: SNCF, SNCB and LCR.
  3. The current Eurostar train was first introduced into service in 1994 carrying 750 passengers and operating at speeds of up to 300kph. Since then, the fleet of 28 trains has carried more than 130 million passengers between London and the Continent. Following their refurbishment these trains will continue to form a core part of the Eurostar fleet. The new Eurostar e320 will carry more than 900 passengers at speeds of up to 320kph.
  4. 4. Eurostar is a founder member of Railteam, a partnership between Europe’s leading high-speed train operators that is developing simpler ways to book and travel on the fast-expanding European high-speed rail network.


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