This is a sponsored post by Eurostar who are running trains direct to the historic city of Avignon this summer - a getaway destination full of art and culture on the French Riviera.
Between 9 July and 10 September 2011 the heart of Provence is just under 6 hours direct from St Pancras International. Discover Avignon's papal past and stunning architecture - including the largest gothic palace in Europe. Take in the Avignon Festival and its fringe in July, the Tremplin Jazz festival in August and celebrate the grape harvest in September.
Whether it's a romantic weekend, a family holiday or a voyage of discovery for one, Avignon has plenty to offer. It's a UNESCO World Heritage Site, an important gastronomic centre for provençal cooking and a hot spot on the Côtes du Rhône wine routes. Watch this video - is Avignon station as beautiful as St Pancras?
Direct tickets are available from £109 return in Standard class and £249 return in Standard Premier. Tickets for the Avignon direct summer service and for connecting services all year round are available from www.eurostar.com, by calling 08432 186 186, at Eurostar stations or from travel agents.
Exploring is beautiful
To celebrate summer services, Eurostar is offering one pair of standard return tickets to Paris absolutely free to one lucky reader. Enter the prize draw below. A winner will be picked on 1 July 2011.
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