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Eurostar To Avignon, London Provence Direct Service
Welcome to our Eurostar Trains To Avignon feature. We welcome your feedback about this city and the experience of the direct train service, our contact details are below. You can find links to all of the current features on the main tourism page..
The trip to Avignon on Eurostar is one of the most breathtaking you can imagine. If budgeting for the trip take into account all costs before you make a comparison. In these days of budget flights often the costs of getting to the airport and long stay car parking can be actually greater than the flight! If you are actually staying in Avignon consider there is no transit time from the station to the city.
The trip from Eurostar’s London home at St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International or from Ashford International in Kent takes about six hours (less than 5 hours 30 minutes from Ashford) and delivers you to Avignon Centre station – opposite the city walls which surround the heart of the historic city.
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Summer visitors to the historic city of Avignon will be able to experience a wealth of seasonal events designed to highlight local: arts, crafts, cuisine, wine and heritage. Avignon is probably best known as the 'City of Popes' as it hosted Pontiffs (and at least one antipope) for over 100 years around the 14th century. The city was in fact owned by the Vatican up until the French Revolution. The breathtaking Palais des Papes (Pope’s Palace) is a popular destination for tourists. Avignon is a World Heritage site.
The climate is distinctly Southern European but famous for the strong Mistral wind that blows through this part of the country.
The Festival d’Avignon is one of the largest summer festivals in France and attracts tens of thousands of people.
Avignon (or Avignoun) has a population of one hundred thousand, about ten per cent of which live in the ancient historic part of the city.
Carbon FootprintEurostar maintain that the trip to Provence is now carbon neutral at no extra cost to travellers. the trip itself "is much greener than going by air, generating around one-tenth of the amount of carbon dioxide emissions."
The recommended check-in time for the direct Avignon service is an hour before departure. Avignon Centre Station is in the city and separate from Avignon TGV rail station. There is a regular and quick bus service between the two stations.
Hotels & Accomodation
We link to some of the leading hotels in the area below, use this link for online hotel booking in Avignon:
Novotel Avignon Sud
Novotel Avignon Nord
Hotel Mercure Cite des Papes
Mercure Pont d'Avignon
All Seasons Avignon Sud
Ibis Avignon Centre Gare
Ibis Avignon Centre Pont de l'Europe
Local Tourist Information
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