To get you to these south-western corners nestling between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean, we usually book trains via Paris taking the same route as our Provençal holidays departing from the Gare de Lyon
For the Cévennes
, you continue beyond Avignon as far as Nîmes, where we can book overnight accommodation for you if you would like the opportunity to visit the city’s remarkable Roman Arena. Otherwise, you change trains and head northwards on the scenic Cévenol
railway through mellow, increasingly undulating landscapes to Génolhac.
For the Canal du Midi
, you take a TGV from Paris to Narbonne where you change to a local train to medieval Carcassonne.
For our Collioure to Cadaqués
holiday on the Côte Vermeille, you continue all the way to Perpignan, passing through distinctly southern-feeling hills coated in wild herbs, at times just a few kilometres from the Mediterranean, which you might glimpse in the distance. At Perpignan you change to a local train for a short ride to Collioure.