Train Avignon → NiceFrom HK$175
travellers in 2015
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Main stations in Avignon and Nice
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Travel inspiration in Avignon and Nice
Avignon, the city of Popes
Avignon is located in the Provence region, on the left flank of the Rhône River and is home to more than 500,000 people. Avignon can be reached from main cities like Paris (2h40 trip), Lyon (1h trip) or Marseille (30 minutes trip).
Avignon invites you to share its lifestyle and superb heritage. With its bridge, the Palace of the Popes, testimony to its prestigious past as Capital of Christianity in the Middle Ages, Avignon offers grandiose architecture, with several monuments ranked among UNESCO’s World Heritage. Avignon offers numerous possibilities for sightseeing, activities and events. Tourists can also discover plenty of attractive shops, Provençal cooking, local specialities and the Côtes du Rhône wines… The Mont Ventoux, the lavender fields and all the beauty of Provence is on the doorstep of Avignon.
Nice, the capital of the French Riviera
Nice, capital of the French Riviera, is the place to be whether you are an art lover, a shopping addict, night clubber or just fond of the Dolce Vita lifestyle. Nice is a creative, dynamic and cosmopolitan city. The city is a symbol of Mediterranean art of living, with a perpetual invitation to travel and relaxation. Its surroundings also provide various opportunities for cultural discoveries. Nice has an exceptional microclimate, open to the sea and protected from the winds by the surrounding hills.
Reviews & ratings Avignon - Nice
It was fast but there were just too many stops on the way to Marseille. The luggage storage was too small for the number of passengers in the coach, especially with some travellers who have big suitcases.
it is a good experience travelling by TGV.
it is a pleasure taking TGV to travel around France!
Our trip was wonderful and smooth.
The train was timely and efficient. The signboard that tells you where to stand for the coach at the station was good and thoughtful. On the train, more places for storage of large bulky luggage is required and these are insufficient now especially for trains that service incoming visitors at CDG airport. Overall, an efficient and value for money travel mode.
The day we made this trip we had some tight connections and were able to make every train on time, thanks to each train being on time.
We wanted to travel by train as part of our holiday experience and it certainly didn't disappoint. We booked well in advance and enjoyed the benefit of traveling first class at a very reduced rate.
From Nice to Marseille is not a TGV !!! It's the slowest train ever ! From Marseille to Avignon was a nice speed and a nice experience
Easy to follow guidance in the station, easy to find and very comfortable, clean seats.
We travelled first class as we usually do in trains. This one was a bit crowded and little or no space for the luggage. The wagons had upper and lower deck. There was a small space for luggage storage but it was ridiculously small to be used by both upper and lower deck travellers. To make it worse, a Family with children (sitting on the upper deck) left their toddlers stroller collapsed in the middle of the way, so that travellers on the lower deck could barely enter the lower deck room. People were tripping over the stroller. It was quite inconvenient with so little common sense of the owners and not enough storage for upper and lower traveller's luggage, which sometimes were rolling around until someone could secure them. First class? Nope! It reminded me of the emigration ships in the fourties and fifties, with crowds, shouts, smells, etc. One had to go far to find a clean and working toilet.
This was our first leg on a 10 day rail tour. Everything was well organised .the bar staff efficient and friendly
The train was comfortable and good to have sufficient racks for travellers to put their suitcases. However, there was at least 35 minutes delay on arrival to my destination, Avignon. My second ride on the train also had the same problem but delay was less serious. A bit frustrated as trains are supposed to be on time as there is no traffic jam that can affect its schedule.
The quality of TGV on this trip is not as good as expected. The speed is also not as expected.
The trip itself was good. Not being able to select the actual seat on line, would make me never book this way again. I was traveling to experience a trip I am having as part of my foodie package escapades and it is vital that I be able to select the seats.
I had booked the ticket on line and reserved my seat. I had chosen the train time to ensure I made it from the airport to the station on time. I arrived earlier than expected and was just in time to catch the earlier train but was unable to change my ticket. However, this was very politely explained to me. The railway station in Nice was uncomfortable as there was no seating and there were crowds of people. I noticed that it is currently being renovated so this may explain this. The train arrived on time, there was very good signage of the carriages and I found my seat easily. The journey was fantastic - comfortable and pleasant. The return journey was equally as good. I would not hesitate to use this route again.