Monday, August 31, 2009

London to Avignon

A greener and more sensible way to enjoy your holiday in Avignon than driving or flying into town from the UK is to come by train. Eurostar offers a direct weekly Saturday service to the heart of Provence from 11 July to 12 September 2009. Prices can be as low as 99£ return or even 56 for the under 26. Eurostar journeys are carbon neutral, ( the company compensate it's CO2 emissions, apparently )at no extra cost for the traveler. Anyway, a Eurostar journey is much greener than going by air, generating around one-tenth of the amount of carbon dioxide emissions.

Once you're there, don't expect any more to be able to enjoy the colorful chaos of Avignon's train station as depicted in the movie "Mr Bean's holiday". There is a new and efficient TGV station just 3 km. south of town, with frequent connecting buses arriving within the city walls. (Bus fare is 1.20 euros per trip) From there to our holiday studios it is only a short walk, ( which won't damage your faithfull and battered suitcase wheels.) We can fetch you at the bus stop, if you are scared to loose your way. You'll recognize me easily, for I am afraid I do look and dress a bit like Rowan Atkinson.