We will be dropping off a hire car at Avignon TGV. From there we want to go to Marseille by train. It seems from what I have read that the TGV does not go from Avignon TGV station to Marseille? Is it only the slower train (about 2.5 hours or so for the trip), that leaves from the TGV station at Avignon? I gather the TGV faster train leaves from another station, which is further out of town. How would we get there if we wanted to take that train?
I would be interested in peoples' views as to which would be our better option. We will arrive at Avignon around 10am, want to get to Marseille to stay for that day and the night only, before heading elsewhere. I tend to think if we caught the slower train at 10am, we wouldn't arrive in Marseille at our hotel till 1pm roughly, which doesn't give us much time to have a look at Marseille. . Either way, do we need to pre-book train tickets? All suggestions would be most helpful