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  • Rail holiday to Avignon and Provence

    Terre Blanche Hotel & Spa Resort

    Hostellerie La Magnaneraie

    Hotel Crillon Le Brave

    Rail holiday to Avignon and Provence

    This rail holiday combines the fast rail connections between the UK and the south of France with the convenience of a hire car to travel between destinations. In our suggested itinerary, after arriving by train in in Avignon you travel around glorious inland Provence with its lavender beds, olive groves and landscapes that inspired Van Gogh among many others. The holiday takes in Terre Blanche resort, Gordes and Avignon, but can be modified according to your preferences.

    DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
    Day one
    Leave London St Pancras at midday to travel to Avignon by train. On summer Saturdays there is a direct service with no need to change trains. On any other days the journey can be made with a very straightforward change of train at Lille Europe station. On arrival in Avignon TGV station in the evening, collect your hire car and at drive to the hotel La Magnaneraie which is a short distance away across the river in Villeneuve-les-Avignon. Spend two nights here.
    Day two
    At leisure to explore Avignon and surroundings. Sights to see in Avignon include the Palais des Papes, the Pont d'Avignon and Pont du Gard.
    Day three
    Drive from Avignon to the Terre Blanche Hotel and Spa Resort, near the village of Fayence – this is a journey of approximately three hours. Spend three nights at the Terre Blanche resort.
    Days four and five
    At leisure to explore the area around Terre Blanche.
    Day six
    Drive from Terre Blanche to Crillon le Brave in beautiful countryside east of the Rhone Valley. This is a drive of approximately three hours. Stay three nights at the Hostellerie de Crillon le Brave.
    Days seven and eight
    At leisure to explore the area.
    Day nine
    Drive to Avignon – about 45 minutes away and leave the hire car. Take the train back to London either direct or via Lille, leaving early afternoon and arriving at about 9pm.

    HOTELS
    Hostellerie la Magnanerie – 4 star – near Avignon
    A charming house with pretty gardens across the river from Avignon yet within easy reach for exploring the city and the area. Good restaurant serving local cuisine.
    Terre Blanche Hotel and Spa Resort – 5 star – Terre Blanche
    This is an elegant resort in a quiet area close to the pretty little village of Fayence. There are spectacular views across hills and hamlets to the Alpes Maritimes. There are 115 suites, all situated in villa-style buildings. The hilltop Faventia restaurant serves Mediterranean cuisine. There is a large spa and fitness centre, two golf courses and an outdoor pool
    Hotel Crillon le Brave - 4 star - near Gigondas
    This is an exquisite bolt-hole in the village centre of Crillon le Brave, a village that nestles near the foot of Mont Ventoux and a short distance from the wine producing villages of Gigondas and Beaumes-de-Venise. Stylish and relaxing.

    PRICES
    From £1,600 per person for first class rail travel.
    From £1,560 per person for second class rail travel.
    Prices based on two sharing a double or twin room.
    What’s included?
    First or second class travel on all trains (as above) including Eurostar
    At the hotels:
    2 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Standard Room at La Magnaneraie near Avignon
    3 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Standard Room at Terre Blanche Hotel & Spa Resort in Provence
    3 nights’ bed and breakfast in a Standard Room at Hotel Crillon le Brave near Gigondas
    Category A car hire for the duration of your stay in Provence
    What’s not included?
    Meals other than breakfast at the hotels
    Any services not mentioned above
    Dates
    This rail holiday can be arranged throughout the year. Timings can vary depending on the month and day of the week.
    For more information regarding rail services to and within France, view our train guide.

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  • France

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    France FAST FACTS

    Capital  

    Paris
    Airport
    Main airports are in Paris, Bordeaux and Lyon, with scheduled and low cost airlines flying into the country from all over the UK.
    Currency
    Euro (£1 = Euro 1.24)
    Size
    Roughly 600 miles wide and 700 miles long
    Population
    66 million
    Average temperature
    Varies dramatically, from about 8 degrees in winter in Brittany to 26 degrees in summer in Corsica, with snow on the Alps and Pyrenees year-round

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