South of France holidays
Holidays in the South of France
Your South of France holidays start the moment you get on the Eurostar. In just a few hours, you can be sitting in traditional Lyonnais ‘bouchon’ restaurant sampling the local specialities.
Save Lyon for another adventure and continue your South of France holidays in 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.
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.
Planning your South of France holidays
Lyon is ideal for a cultural city break, a foodie getaway or a family holiday.
Whether you want to explore the vineyards of the northern Rhone, meander through the UNESCO World Heritage site in the city centre or cycle along the river banks with a picnic, Lyon will surprise and entrance you.Read more - Lyon holidays
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.Read more - Avignon city breaks
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?Read more - Marseille city breaks
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.Read more - Aix-en-Provence holidays
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London to Paris trains
Taking the Eurostar from London to Paris is quick, easy and enjoyable. Journey from one world-famous capital city to another in just 2hrs 16 mins.
London to Lille trains
At under 1 hour 30 minutes from London, Lille is the perfect place to go for a day trip, especially as the station is just a short walk from the main square and shops.