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Eurostar’s new service to the South of France

Date Posted: 20/12/2012

Eurostar’s new direct service from London and Ashford will call at three popular group holiday destinations in the South of France: Lyon, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence.

Launching in 2013 with a weekly spring service, the high-speed rail route will aid group travel organisers looking to book an early summer getaway to the South of France.

Magnificent countryside on Lyon-Provence route

Groups opting for the new Lyon-Provence service for travel from 4th May to 29th June can enjoy a direct journey from London St Pancras International or Ashford International.

Calling at Lyon, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence, the route travels non-stop through magnificent French countryside.

On the return journey, groups will disembark in Lille Europe to complete the necessary security and passport checks required for transit through the Channel Tunnel before re-boarding a dedicated Eurostar service to the UK.

Planning your group trip to the South of France

Nick Mercer, commercial director for Eurostar commented: “We are giving customers even more flexibility and choice when planning their trips to the South of France next year.

“Journeys with Eurostar avoid the summer scramble at the airports and we encourage passengers to book early to avoid disappointment.”

Tickets are now on sale for May and June, alongside tickets for Eurostar’s existing weekly summer services to Avignon.

Group travel information

Eurostar offers group fares for parties of ten or more, with additional benefits including reduced transfer costs and tailored group packages.

For further group travel information visit

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