Train Avignon → Cannes
Duration 2h24 - From $23
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
Living the high life If Nice is the capital of the French Riviera, Cannes is its center stage. In this city of stars, meager plebeians mingle with celebrities, the nouveaux-riche and old aristocracy under the haute Mediterranean sky. Whether you pronounce the city "Can" or "Cahn" it's one city you should "do" in your lifetime – if only to see how the other half excessively lives (personal views aside.) The city is awaiting your arrival from the moment you step on the train anywhere along the Cote D'Azur. The landscape opens up like a tease – gliding along the coast, tempting you with sexy beaches and foamy waves gently lapping at the shore. Learn more about Cannes
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"Unfortunately, during my ride, some teenagers were in the cart, heard loud music or talk loudly. At some point they even smoke in the toilets. The inspector walked only once during the ride inside the cart (although the smoking issued was quickly resolved and the passenger brought down the train at the closest station. "