We leave Barcelona on Sept 30 and wish to go to Avignon to meet friends, pick up a hire car, and drive to Vinsobres (South of France).
I have seen various old threads on TA that explain how to do it but I have tremendous difficulty booking these tickets. The RENFE site does not recognise the itinerary, and I have even tried booking Barcelona to Figures-Vilafant (France) ~where I'm advised to change trains for Avignon~ but it won't recognise that either.
So... now I'm thinking of flying to Paris (via Vueling - to Orly airport) and getting a return train trip from Paris to Avignon (since we fly out of Paris when we leave on October 7 anyway). But this seems very expensive and a lot of travel time just to get to the south of France.
Any advice or alternatives is appreciated but since we have agreed to meet our friends at Avignon I suppose we are stuck with that as a connection point?Edited: 08 September 2013, 10:46