Train Le Mans → Avignon
Duration 4h06 - From $91
Le Mans, car racing and heritage, a surprising mix in a pretty city ! Le Mans is a city of western France, in the Pays de la Loire region. This 140,000 inhabitants city is very famous for the 24 hours of Le Mans, an international motor race. The city was built along the banks of the Sarthe and Huisne rivers and can easily be reached by train from Paris. Learn more about Le Mans
The papal gateway to provence At the gateway to Provence, Avignon is a magnificent reminder of the medieval period when it was the capital of Christendom. Artists have been coming to Provence ever since in search of the “magic light” and aroma of lavender. Just a bit over two hours from Paris by TGV, Avignon is more than papal history. It’s art, activity, life. Stop at a terrace café along the place de l'Horloge, a long square in front of the hôtel de Ville. At the top end, take a ride on the “Belle Epoque" carousel. Avignon is also a city of culture. A theater festival created by actor/director Jean Vilar brings over 120,000 spectators. Dance, music and drama come to life in events staged at historical monuments and in the streets. Although there are now two train stations in Avignon, most travelers will arrive at the brand new Avignon TGV train station at the outskirts of the city. Frequent shuttle bus service is available from the TGV terminal into the city center to the Avignon Centre train station, taking about 10 minutes. Learn more about Avignon
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"We went to Marseille from Paris by TGV train. We enjoyed the experience on the train. "
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"This train was stopped at a station before it reached St Malo due to a problem with the track ahead. We were kept sitting in the train for some time - at least half an hour - before suddenly everyone started getting off. We do not speak French and struggled to understand what was going on. We collected our luggage and followed other passengers to the Bus Station where we again waited some time - at least 20 minutes - before buses came to transport us the rest of the journey to St Malo. We had to ask staff to explain what was happening in English as there was little consideration for passengers who did not speak French. Water was handed to passengers as they embarked on the buses. We were especially disappointed as we only had a little more than 24 hours to spend in St Malo and lost at least 1 1/2 hours of that time because of the additional travel time caused by the delay. We were handed forms to fill in to receive compensation for the inconvenience caused but have yet to establish if we will have part of the cost of the fare reimbursed. We appreciated the fact this was offered. "