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Eurostar launches Summer Services to Avignon

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Eurostar has launched a weekly direct service between London and Avignon, in the heart of the Provence region of southern France.

It is the eighth successive year that Eurostar is running the service which takes less than six hours from London St Pancras International, and less than five and a half hours from Ashford International.

Tickets are available from Ł99 return in standard class and Ł249 in Leisure Select.

The direct service will run every Saturday from London St Pancras International and Ashford International until 5 September 2009.

Avignon Centre Station is the city station and is distinct from Avignon TGV station, which is on the TGV Med high-speed line. A shuttle bus operates between the two stations, which runs about every 20 minutes and takes approximately 10 minutes. The cost of the journey is approximately 3 euros for a single journey.

Avignon and over 60 other French destinations are also available all year round by combining a Eurostar journey to Paris and Lille and an onward journey on a French TGV service.

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