The south of France

Trains to the South of France

Free Travelfor kids under four
Two-bag allowanceand no weight restrictions
Sit back, relaxand enjoy the views

Route changes

Although we can’t take you there directly for the foreseeable future, you can still get to the South of France by taking a Eurostar train to Paris or Lille and changing on to a connecting TGV InOui train.

As we’re a member of Railteam, you’ll have the peace of mind that you can benefit from the ‘Hop on the next available train’ feature if you face delays en route. If you miss your TGV InOui connection, you can hop on the next available train with no extra charge.

London to the South of France

Take the train to the South of France

Travel to the Med direct on Eurostar to Marseille in just over 6 hrs 30 mins, or get off at Avignon to explore Provence. It’s the perfect hassle-free option for families and people who prefer to travel in style and comfort.

Our two-bag allowance means you can pack as much as you like and, with no restrictions on liquids, you can  throw in that family-sized bottle of sun screen as well.

What’s on board?

Stow your big bags in the racks just inside the carriage doors and keep smaller items in the racks above your seats. Then relax and enjoy the changing scenery from your spacious and comfy seat as we speed down to the sunny south.

Café Metropole is open throughout the journey for meals and drinks, including Provençal specialities to get you in the holiday mood.

Arriving in the South of France

Eurostar stops at Avignon TGV and Marseille St Charles stations so, whatever your final destination in Provence, it won’t be far away.

You’ll find local buses, trains and taxis at both stations to take you wherever you want to go. There is also a good choice of car hire desks.

Our trains arrive just after lunch so you can start exploring immediately.

On the return journey

Simply board your train in Marseille Saint Charles or Avignon TGV stations. You won’t need to check in or arrive 30 minutes before departure because we’ll be doing check-in, security and immigration checks later in the journey at our hub station in Lille. When you arrive in Lille, our on board and station teams will guide you every step of the way.

Lazy days in the South of France

With its warm summers, soft light and vibrant colours, Provence has long been a favourite with artists, poets and travellers. So grab your sunhat and sandals and go join them.

What’s on?

Feb:  Nice Carnival

May:  Sm’art art fair

June-July:  Festival de Marseille

July:  Festival d’Avignon, Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, Jazz à Toulon

Oct-Dec: Mômaix festival

2 FOR 1 at Mucem

Located on Marseille’s seafront, Mucem displays art, archaeology, history and anthropology, from prehistory to the present day.

Get 2 for 1 entry with your Eurostar ticket.

A taste of the South

The South is home to some delicious dishes from bouillabaisse and ratatouille, to nougat and calissons.

Wash them down with a crisp rosé or a spicy red on a sun-drenched terrace.

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