Tailormade tour Provence countryside by rail holiday France

7 nights/8 days

Tourettes • Pays de Fayence • Provence

This holiday will take you by rail from London to the Terre Blanche Resort in the Provençal countryside. This holiday includes Eurostar from London to Paris or Marseille and then a direct TGV service to Cannes and back. A private transfer will take you from the station in Cannes to your hotel, about 40 minutes away. You have seven nights at Terre Blanche Resort, with plenty of time to relax in the countryside and enjoy the hotel’s extensive facilities.
Holiday price guide

Available year-round subject to the opening period of the hotel, from £2,030 per person.

Luxury rail holiday to the Provence countryside

Highlights

Provence • Grasse • Fayence • Cannes

Day by day

You start your rail holiday to Provence by departing on a morning Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris where you change stations for your direct train journey to Cannes. Depending on the season, you could take the 07.19 Eurostar direct to Marseille, reaching Cannes just after 18.00 hrs. If you take the train via Paris, you leave London just before 08.00 and reach Cannes just after 19.30 hrs. Enjoy the changing scenery of the French countryside as your high-speed Eurostar or TGV heads south through the pastures of Burgundy, the hillsides of the Rhone and into Provence. The final stretch of the journey runs along the Mediterranean coastline of the French Riviera offering lovely views. We include a private transfer for your 40-minute journey from the station in Cannes to Terre Blanche Resort. You spend seven nights here.

You have six full days at leisure at Terre Blanche Resort and Spa. The country resort set in over 300 hectares of Provencal countryside, bursting with trees such as cedars, conifers and cypresses in the Pays de Fayence. There is a wide range of facilities to suit both adults and children. Firstly, the resort offers a variety of restaurants. The gastronomic restaurant, Le Faventia, has one Michelin star and boasts glorious views over the villages of Callian and Montauroux. Mediterranean cuisine is served here, inspired by the region’s culinary heritage. Guests can also dine at Le Gaudina, a cosy dining terrace where creative food is accompanied by art and music, or at Les Caroubiers, overlooking the golf course. We highly recommend Terre Blanche Resort to avid golfers thanks to the two 18-hole golf courses at the resort. The courses sit at the very bottom of the resort, away from the cottages, and almost entirely out of view so as to not impose on the feel of the hotel. Take time to relax in the 3,200 square metre spa and fitness centre. There are 15 treatment rooms as well as an indoor pool, sauna and jacuzzi. There is a large outdoor infinity pool which sits in the centre of the resort, with an extensive pool deck and a whirlpool. Below the edge of the pool, partially hidden by verdant trees and plants, there is a children's pool. To one side of the resort, there is a children’s club offering a variety of games and excursions. Other activities include cookery courses, wine-tasting and cycling. It is possible to hire a bike and cycle to the village of Fayence which hosts a weekly market or visit a nearby vineyard for a tasting. Terre Blanche is situated close to the village of Grasse, the perfume capital. We can organise a visit to a local flower field where you meet with the grower and learn to create your own perfume. Further afield, enjoy a visit to the sophisticated resort of Cannes with its harbour, long sandy beach and old quarter.

Enjoy a final breakfast at your hotel before you check out and take your private transfer to the train station in Cannes. There is a departure from Cannes at about 10.23 hrs. With a change of train stations in Paris, you will reach London just after 19.30 hrs. Again, depending on the day of the week and the time of year, there may be a Eurostar service direct to London from Marseille.

Holiday price guide Prices from £2,030 per person based on two people sharing a deluxe suite and including standard class rail travel. Supplement for standard premier/first class about £200 per person.

Holiday Code FRBR11

Luxury rail holiday to the Provence countryside

Holiday price guide Prices from £2,030 per person based on two people sharing a deluxe suite and including standard class rail travel. Supplement for standard premier/first class about £200 per person.

Holiday Code FRBR11

Our prices include ● Standard class Eurostar and second-class TGV from London to Cannes return (standard premier can be booked at a supplement)
● 7 nights’ bed and breakfast in a deluxe suite at Terre Blanche Resort and Spa, Provence
● Private return car transfers from Cannes station to the hotel
● Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Our prices do not include ● Early check-in or late check-out at any hotels (although we can arrange this on request at additional cost)
● Any other services not mentioned above, such as transfers, entrance fees and meals except daily breakfast at each hotel
● Personal holiday insurance. This is essential and cover should be in place from when you book the holiday.
● Local tourist tax, usually between Euros 1 and 3 per person per night, and payable locally to the hotel
● Transfers in Paris

Additional information This holiday can be arranged throughout the year subject to the opening dates of the hotel. Additional nights can be added at any point on this itinerary. Timings can vary depending on the month and day of the week.

Holiday price guide Prices from £2,030 per person based on two people sharing a deluxe suite and including standard class rail travel. Supplement for standard premier/first class about £200 per person.

Holiday Code FRBR11

Holiday prices

Holiday prices
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a double or twin room
Date
26 Feb 2021-1 Apr 2021 £2,030
2 Apr 2021-29 Apr 2021 £2,490
30 Apr 2021-1 Jul 2021 £2,820
2 Jul 2021-28 Aug 2021 £3,560
29 Aug 2021-30 Sep 2021 £2,820
1 Oct 2021-14 Oct 2021 £2,490
15 Oct 2021-13 Nov 2021 £2,030

Supplements
Supplements are per person in total
Description Date
Standard premier and first class rail supplement 27 Sep 2020-13 Nov 2021 £200


Room upgrade supplements
Supplements are per person per hotel stay in total based on two people sharing a double or twin room
Hotel Description Date Price
Terre Blanche Hotel and Spa Resort Premier Suite 26 Feb 2021-29 Apr 2021 £280
Terre Blanche Hotel and Spa Resort Premier Suite 30 Apr 2021-30 Sep 2021 £490
Terre Blanche Hotel and Spa Resort Premier Suite 1 Oct 2021-13 Nov 2021 £280

Holiday price guide Prices from £2,030 per person based on two people sharing a deluxe suite and including standard class rail travel. Supplement for standard premier/first class about £200 per person.

From about

Holiday Code FRBR11

Our prices include • Standard class Eurostar and second-class TGV from London to Cannes return (standard premier can be booked at a supplement)
• 7 nights’ bed and breakfast in a deluxe suite at Terre Blanche Resort and Spa, Provence
• Private return car transfers from Cannes station to the hotel
• Concierge service and Expressions Holidays regional helpful hints

Additional information This holiday can be arranged throughout the year subject to the opening dates of the hotel. Additional nights can be added at any point on this itinerary. Timings can vary depending on the month and day of the week.

Luxury rail holiday to the Provence countryside

Highlights of Provence

Cultural highlights include santons, Souleiado Provençal fabrics, herbs and lavender, wine and olive oil, melons and pastis, boules and berets.

Provence Climate

Average air temperatures in Centigrade: January: 12.2, February: 11.9, March: 14.2, April: 18.5, May: 20.8, June: 26.6, July: 28.1, August: 28.4, September: 25.2, October: 22.1, November: 16.8, December: 14.1. Source: Direction de la Meteorologique de France.

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