Provence,  How To Reach The South of France, Trains to Avignon

Sault, lavender country

High speed Trains Reach Avignon,

Avignon, the doorstep to Vaucluse Plateau lavender and the July harvest.

Hilltop villages look out on lavender fields that turn purple in late June
When To Go To Provence, The South of France
Cherries,  apricots, and melons ripen in June. The end of June sees the lavender ripening and the fields turning purple.  Sunflowers are in full bloom end of June.  
High on the vacation list could be a vacation rental, vacation Gite, or a villa with a full kitchen, a food chopper, grinder, or a processor so that when visiting Provence on a culinary vacation you can do some healthy French cooking. Rentals are more available in May, June, September October: either side of the
July August high season.
Palace of the Popes Avignon, Provence
Provence Villages near Apt and Saignon, east of Gordes, grow olives and lavender while the intense olive oil production is to the south around Les Baux de Provence and Mouries.
  • Travel To Provence
Provence, an agricultural area of Southern France, covers Montelimar in the north to the Mediterranean in the south;  from Nice in the southeast to the Saintes Maries de la Mere on the Rhone River Delta.  
  • Train, Air, Auto
Reach Provence by high speed roads from Paris, by fast TGV trains from Paris, or by Ryan Air out of Stansted, (STN) London to Marseilles.

  • Avignon Trains
Avignon is one of the principle cities of Provence and has a TGV station with rental cars at the station.
  • Aix-en-Provence
Aix-En-Provence  reach by high-speed road from Paris or TGV train
  • Arles
Arles is a  major city in Provence that has conventional Train Service.  Fast trains reach nearby Nimes.
  • Marseilles
In the south of Provence,
Marseilles has a large airport north of the city with surface transportation to all areas of Provence,  TGV trains reach Marseilles from Paris.

Cassis and the coastal area east of Marseilles can be reached by high speed road south of Avignon or by TGV train and Air service to Marseilles.  Bus and conventional train reach Cassis from Marseilles.
Provence  cherries, apricots,  peaches, tomato and eggplant come ripe to the markets in June.
Provence dessert recipes in June could include fresh cherries, apricots, and Provence goat cheese topped off with a bottle of Cotes du Rhone from Chateauneuf du Pape.
Avignon Provence
One of the principle cities of Provence, Avignon  has a TGV station with rental cars at the station.
Reach the South of France by high-speed train from Paris. Avignon, in the heart of Provence, offers a TGV train station with rental cars, bus service, and proximity to the villages east of Gordes. To the south, roads lead to Arles, Aix, and Marseilles.
Cassis in southern Provence, just east of Marseilles, can be reached by train, bus, auto, or by hiking along the Mediterranean Coast from Marseilles
Cassis in southern Provence, just east of Marseilles, can be reached by train, bus, auto, or by hiking along the Mediterranean Coast from Marseilles in the hills pictured above in the background.

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Reach Provence From Paris
  • Air
International flights serve Paris, Marseilles,  Local flights reach Nimes and Avignon.
  • Train
TGV Fast trains serve Avignon, Aix,  Nimes, and Marseilles from Paris.  Local trains serve Arles
  • Auto
Rental cars are available at CDG and at the TGV Stations in Paris, Avignon, Marseilles, and Nimes.  Available also in Arles.
AutoEurope is available in Avignon at the TGV  train station.
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