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

Provence and the area around the Mediterranean Sea have everything it takes to make your summer holiday a success. Take your pick from our top destinations and discover all the benefits of travelling by train.

Go soak up the sun in the south... and get there by train!

Sit back and relax in ProvenceProvence

Provence

With an average of 2,500 hours of sun a year, Provence is the perfect destination if you're looking for a sunny holiday. And of course, this region in southeastern France has much more to offer, as well: endless fields of lavender, sunflowers and poppies, the calanques of Marseille, the Rhone Valley with its famous red and white wines,...

Culture and history lovers will also find Provence to their liking. Numerous historical sites and museums are waiting!

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Here's why to travel to Provence:

  • the endless fields of lavender
  • the picturesque villages and cozy marketplaces
  • the sound of crickets
  • the relaxed atmosphere

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Enjoy life at the MediterraneanMediterranean Sea

Cannes

The azure Mediterranean Sea is a popular destination for those who love sun, sea and sand all year round. The southern French coast ranges from beautiful sandy beaches to rocky coves and calanques, from fashionable resorts such as Cannes and St. Tropez to quiet coastal towns like Sète and cultural cities such as Perpignan and Montpellier.

Have a glass of wine out on a terrace, take a relaxing walk on the beach or spend your day in the water or visiting a museum: everything's possible!

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Here's why to travel to the Mediterranean:

  • the azure sea
  • the beautiful rocky coves and calanques
  • the fashionable resorts like Cannes and St. Tropez
  • the culture cities such as Marseille and Nice

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Your sun holiday: train vs. plane

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.

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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 >

Destinations served by Thalys Sun and TGV® Brussels-FranceThalys Sun and TGV® destinations

Destinations served by Thalys Sun and TGV® Brussels-France
  • BELGIUM Departures from Brussels and Antwerp
  • FRANCE Valence, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Nîmes, Montpellier, Sète, Agde, Béziers, Narbonne, Perpignan, Toulon, Les Arcs-Draguignan, Saint-Raphaël-Valescure, Cannes, Antibes and Nice

Thalys Sun and TGV® will get you to your destination

Thalys Sun
The seasonal Thalys Sun trains connect Belgium, the Netherlands and the South of France (Valence, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille). Travel between 24 June and 26 August 2017.
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TGV® Brussels-France
TGV® Brussels-France trains connect Brussels-Midi to more than 20 French cities every day. Booking is possible from 3 months before departure, reservations for the 2017 summer season start on 30 March.
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TGV® France
Whether you go north, south, east or west... TGV® France will get you to more than 200 destinations in France at high speed and in all comfort. Booking is possible from 3 months before departure, reservations for the 2017 summer season start on 30 March.
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Thalys Sun
takes you to the South of France (Valence, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence and Marseille). Reservations for the 2017 summer season start on 9 February.
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TGV® Brussels-France
connects Brussels-Midi to more than 20 French cities every day. Booking is possible from 3 months before departure, reservations for the 2017 summer season start on 30 March.
Read more about TGV® Brussels-France >


TGV® France
Whether you go north, south, east or west... TGV® France will get you to more than 200 destinations in France at high speed and in all comfort. Booking is possible from 3 months before departure, reservations for the 2017 summer season start on 30 March.
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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