Eurostar will be introducing a direct service between London and the south of France for the first time this summer.
Starting on 11 July 2009 and running until 12 September 2009, passengers will be able to travel direct from London St Pancras International to Avignon Centre.
Lunch in the south of France
The Eurostar service will depart on Saturdays at 7:09am arriving in Avignon at 2:13pm; a journey time of a little over seven hours, enabling passengers to breakfast in London and lunch in the sunny south of France.
Direct return trains depart from Avignon on Saturdays at 4.09pm and arrive in London at 9.30pm. Both the outbound and inbound journeys stop at Ashford International.
Prior to this new service it was possible to travel to Avignon outside the summer season, but a change in Paris was necessary. Tickets for the new service are available now. A non-flexible return ticket for two people departing on 11 July, returning on 18 July costs £288.
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