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Eurostar launches weekly Spring service to Lyon and Provence

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Posted by Richard Hammond at 11:22 on Tuesday 04 December 2012

Dining alfresco in the centre of Avignon. Photo © Avignon Tourisme: Avignon centreDining alfresco in the centre of Avignon. Photo © Avignon Tourisme: Avignon centreEurostar is launching a new direct service to Lyon and Aix-en-Provence in May and June 2013.

The train service from London St Pancras International or Ashford International will travel direct to Lyon, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence and so represents an extension of its direct service to Avignon that runs in the summer (6 July to 7 September).

The new weekly service will run as part of a trial period from 4 May to the 29 June 2013 and tickets will go on sale on the 11 December 2012 (when tickets for Eurostar’s existing weekly summer services to Avignon will also go on sale).

On the return leg, passengers will be required to disembark in Lille Europe to complete the necessary security and passport checks required for transit through the Channel Tunnel before re-boarding a dedicated Eurostar service to the UK.

Return fares for 2013 Lyon and Provence services cost from £99 for Lyon and £109 for Avignon and Aix-en-Provence in Standard class and £199 and £249 in Standard Premier.

Eurostar’s direct summer Avignon services cost from £109 return in Standard class and £249 return in Standard Premier.

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We are also delighted to announce that Greentraveller is now featured on Eurostar's partnership's page as part of its Tread Lightly initiative, along with the Start initiative, Friends of the Earth, the Ashden Awards and the Sustainable Restaurant Association.
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