Paris TGV Trains: Paris to Avignon in less than two and a half hours from Gare Lyon.
Rental cars are available at many TGV Stations including Avignon. Trains reach Marseille in about 3 hours
Paris Transportation Includes the TGV Train, A Fast Train (180 mph) Within France or a Fast Link To Other Parts of Europe.
At 180 miles an hour these TGV (Train a Gran Vitesse) trains offer an alternative to air service.
From Paris Gare de Lyon (station) the TGV trains connect south to Nice Marseilles Avignon, Dijon, Lyon and into the French Alps and then beyond to Italy and Switzerland.
From Gare du Nord, (station) the Eurostar fast train goes to London via the channel tunnel. Other fast trains go to Belgium, Cologne, and the Netherlands. From Gare du Nord the TGV trains serve Northern France.
Also from Gare du Nord, the RER (conventional) train serves to CDG Airport.
From Gare de L'Est, TGV trains serve Alsace, Strasbourg, Switzerland, and Germany.
TGV Trains from Gare Montparnasse serve southeast of Paris to Bordeaux Saint Malo, and Nantes.
The Newest TGV station at terminal 2 serves many destinations with high speed
trains including Marseilles, Dijon, Lyon, Montpelier, Bordeaux, Lillie, Strasbourg, Le Harve, Grenoble, Le mans, Nantes, Nimes, Toulouse, Valence, and Tours
TGV serves Marne La Vallée–Chessy the station for EuroDisney (10 minutes)
Reservations are required on the TGV trains. Make them well in advance, the trains can fill up.
The TGV system is continually expanded and new equipment has repeatedly set speed records,one of 357 MPH on a test run in 2007.
The TGV trains now reach over 200 destinations within France and Western Europe.
With a three hour and fifteen minute trip from Paris to London via the tunnel and a two and a half hour trip to Avignon in Provence the TGV trains have competed successfully with air travel.