Eurostar will run direct trains from St Pancras International to the South of France from May 1 2015, with tickets now on sale.
The cross-channel operator will run a new year-round service to Lyon, Avignon and Marseille. Tickets start at £89 return standard class and £189 in standard premier.
Journey times will be six hours to Marseille. There will be up to five trains per week.
Nick Mercer, Commercial Director, Eurostar, says; “Brits have a long standing love affair with the south of France, and our new service brings the gastronomy, culture and art from the region closer to the UK. Eurostar provides an effortless and seamless journey all year round whether it’s for a gastronomic weekend in Lyon, or to soak up Marseille’s sunshine.”
- For more information, see RAIL 764, published on December 24.