I'm wondering about cutting out the driving this year and going to south of france by train. It's hard to get an idea of the prices etc as I want to travel in July or August and you can't get the fares beyond about 3 or 4 months.
I'm also finding the timetables hard to fathom.
Can anyone who's experienced in this give me a few pointers?
I found on one website a summer price for family of 5 travelling in July as about £450 going st pancras to Avignon. Does that sound right and does anyone know how much extra it tends to cost to go further eg to Toulon? Any tips on getting the cheapest fares?
I thought I read that the trains only go to Avignon once a week in summer, or can we get connecting trains from Lille etc to destinations in the south any day of the week?
Any other tips?
Anyone done the journey with kids - is it ok? Easy to take holiday quantities of luggage on etc?