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Where to stay in the South of France by train

Posted by Richard Hammond at 10:23 on Thursday 27 December 2007

TGV across the French Riviera. Photo: RailEuropeTGV across the French Riviera. Photo: RailEuropeEurostar today opened ticket sales for its summer trains to Avignon in the South of France. Trains will run every Saturday, from 12 July to 6 September. The journey from London St Pancras takes just less than six hours and fares cost from £99 return. See Eurostar's section on Avignon.


For B&Bs, holiday gîtes, hotels and camp-sites in the Ardèche as well as ideas for where to go canoeing and riding and a guide to local restaurants, see Ardeche Tourism.


Guardian Unlimited has a section dedicated to Avignon.

Paul Mansfield's: Sur the train to Avignon on Timesonline

The Telegraph's guide to Avignon, The rail way to explore Avignon.

Canvas Chic is accessible from the train station at Avignon. Take the bus from the station to Vagnas (towards Aubenas), which costs €21.80 return, where you can arrange with the owners to pick you up.

For more accommodation, see Sawday's list of B&Bs, self-catering appartments and hotels in Ardeche.


www.provenceweb.fr is one of the most thorough guides to the region.


Guardian Unlimited has a section dedicated to Provence, including Readers' Top Tips for where to stay and eat.

Anthony Peregrine's 'Provence: the total guide to France's deep south' 1/2 and 2/2: on Timesonline.

Harriet O'Brien's Complete Guide to Provence in the Independent.

Sawdays features a range of accommodation in Alpes-de-Haute-Provence.

The excellent website i-escape.com has a dedicated section on Accommodation in Provence - it lists nine places to stay reviewed by the Tom Bell - one of the UK's most experienced hotel reviewers.

For our recommended holidays in the South of France, and advice on green ways to get there, follow the links below:

Green Accommodation and Holidays in the Cote d'Azur | Green Accommodation and Holidays in Bordeaux | Green Accommodation and Holidays in Provence | Green Accommodation and Holidays in France

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