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Travel south: book your train tickets to the sunTravel south by train

This summer, whether you like the beach, countryside walks or cultural spots, the South of France will meet all your expectations. Let yourself be seduced by its radiant sun, welcoming inhabitants and enticing local cuisine and specialties.

To get there, nothing’s easier than the train: comfort and speed are guaranteed.

This summer, whether you like the beach, countryside walks or cultural spots, the South of France will meet all your expectations.

Should I pick Thalys Sun or TGV®?Thalys Sun and TGV® destinations

That depends on your destination and/or travel dates.

Thalys Sun

Every Saturday of July and August, Thalys Sun is speeds to Valence, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille from Belgium and The Netherlands. Since 2019, Thalys Sun also offers a direct connection from Brussels to Bordeaux. Thalys Sun reservations for this Summer of 2020 have started on 6 February.

Read more about Thalys Sun >

TGV® Brussels-France

All year round, TGV® Brussels-France directly connects Brussels-Midi with more than 30 French cities. Booking on TGV® is generally possible from 4 months before departure, but TGV® reservations for travelling in the Summer (until the end of August) will already start on 10 March

Read more aout TGV® Brussels-France >

Other TGV® connections in France

On top of the destinations that you can directly reach from Belgium, many other TGV® trains in France will take you to more than 200 additional destinations in France whether you go north, south, east or west. TGV® reservations for travelling in the Summer (until the end of August) will start on 10 March. 

Read more about other TGV® trains in France >

The luxury of arriving at the city centre well-rested

Travelling to the South by train has numerous advantages. To sum up a few:

  • Your travel time will be much shorter than if you were to go by car.
  • You won't get stuck in traffic jams and you won't have to pay toll roads.
  • Enjoy the on-board comfort and space: stretch your legs or visit the bar carriage.
  • Of course, you can take all your luggage with you at no cost: max. 2 items and 1 piece of hand luggage per person are allowed.
  • Do you want to take your bike? No problem!
  • If you're travelling in Comfort 1 (1st class) on Thalys, you can enjoy breakfast or lunch.

Discover all the advantages of travelling by train >

Travelling to the South by train has numerous advantages. To sum up a few:

  • A shorter travel time than by car.
  • No traffic jams or toll roads.
  • On-board comfort and space: stretch your legs or visit the bar carriage.
  • Up to 2 items and 1 piece of hand luggage per person at no cost.
  • Do you want to take your bike? No problem!
  • If you're travelling in Comfort 1 (1st class) on Thalys, you can enjoy breakfast or lunch.

Discover all the advantages of travelling by train >

You may also be interested in these train journeys:

TGV® France-Italy

Turin

Head to Italy from Paris via the French Alps

Thello

Monaco

Thello day and night trains operate between France and Italy

TGV® France-Spain

Barcelona

TGV® and AVE trains connect (southern) France and Spain

ÖBB Nightjet

Venice

Travel to Italy at night departing from o.a. Cologne or Düsseldorf

Eurostar

Marseille

Eurostar connects Great Britain with Lyon, Avignon and Marseille

TGV Lyria

Toulon

TGV Lyria connects Switzerland with 15 French cities

TGV®/ICE

Avignon

Set off for the south of France from Germany or Paris