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Our tours are designed so that if you have just 1 or 2 weeks off from work, you can fit the trip in, including travel back to base.  For some people it may be the ideal tour to add to a vacation seeing relatives or visiting other parts of Europe

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There are several different ways to get to the starting point of your tour. The transport system is very efficient and can take you all over France.

Where is the closest airport?

  • Marseille is the closest airport to Cassis if your tour is starting in Cassis
  • Avignon airport is less than an hour's drive from Seguret if your tour starts in Haute Provence
  • Both Lyons and Marseilles airports are within two hours drive of Seguret
  • Nice is about three hours away from Seguret and has an international airport
  • For Tarn et Garonne tours, the closest airport is Toulouse, about 45 minutes drive away from Verlhac-Tescou where the villa is located

Getting there by train?

  • Marseille station is about a 20 minute taxi ride to Cassis
  • Avignon station is about 40 minutes away from Seguret
  • Montélimar is about an hour from Seguret
  • Orange is another possibility since there are a few direct TGVs there from Paris..
  • Click here for Train Schedules and to make reservations from Australia
  • For Tarn et Garonne tours Toulouse has TGV connections from Paris. Montauban station is about 20 minutes drive away

The French rail system is excellent and runs generally on time, it's also a lovely way to see the countryside. It is recommended that you buy a first class rail ticket as the cost differential is not too great but the upgrade in service is well worth it

The train takes around 4 hours to reach the south coast and about 3 hours to Avignon from Paris.