Three Night Escapade to Avignon

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Summary

Escape to Avignon for the leisurely 3 night break! Your trip will start at London's St. Pancras International Train Station where you hop on the Eurostar train and in about 6 hours of travelling in Business Premier class you will arrive in one of the most historically remarkable cities of South of France.

Welcome to Avignon, the city of the popes and the performing-arts festival!

You will spend 3 nights at the city's luxurious hotel Le Prieuré, which is only 10 minute drive from Avignon's most important sights. You will enjoy two dinners at this Provençal hotel as well as a walking tour with a professional guide who will introduce you to the legendary places of Avignon. You will also have a memorable excursion to the beautiful hilltop town of Les Baux-de-Provence followed by gourmet dinner at Le Prieuré's sister hotel's restaurant Oustau which is awarded with two Michelin stars.

PACKAGE PRICE: from EUR 3453.00

What is it like travelling on Eurostar Business Premier Class?
- Check in just 10 minutes before departure
- Exclusive business lounges
- Dedicated coaches with spacious seats and power sockets
- Three course gourmet meal and drinks served at your seat
- Complimentary newspapers and magazines in the lounges and on board

This itinerary is available from April to October as the hotel is closed from November to the end or March.

Itinerary

Day 1 - 2
1 1 : London St Pancras International 1 | Avignon TGV 1 |

Transfer to the hotel.

Pick up time: 1
1

1
Room: 1
Check in: 14:40
Check out on day 4: 12:00
Board Basis: 1
Nights: 1
Table reservation: 1

Enjoy gourmet Provençal dinner at Le Prieuré's restaurant by the Chef Fabien Fage, who was rewarded with a Michelin star in 2010.

The restaurant's dining room, draped in Italian Dedar curtains and decorated with a large period fireplace, features large bay windows looking out on the hotel's fragrant garden. Weather permitting, several terraces, surrounded by jasmine or wisteria, provide a lovely, flower-perfumed setting.

The Chef Fabien Fage is passionate about creating food into art. His career path took him from Alain Passard to Alain Ducasse, with Bernard Loiseau, the Meurice and the Ritz along the way. His menu honours Mediterranean and Provençal flavours and sources ingredients from the local producers of the Languedoc-Roussillon area. In 2010, his talent was rewarded by a Michelin star. He loves light, airy dishes, that he accompanies with sauces that are precise and well-studied. 

The cuisine of Le Prieuré is a delight for the tastebuds and Boris Laurent, the Chef Sommelier, marries it to perfection with wines from the Rhone Valley, without forgetting fine Burgundies, Bordeaux and Champagnes.

Day 2 - 3
Excursion starts: 1

Today learn about Avignon while visiting the city's most iconic places during Avignon city tour. You will be accompanied by the professional guide who will introduce you to Avignon's market. Be delighted with the colours, tastes and smells of Provence and its fresh produce! You will also visit Clock Tower Square (Place de l'Horloge) which is nestled in the heart of the city. Then you will see the city's most important building The Palace of the Popes (Palais des Papes) where your guide will tell you about the papal power that lasted for many centuries. You will also visit the city's symbol - Pont d'Avignon, the famous bridge of Avignon!

Table reservation: 1

Enjoy gourmet Provençal dinner at Le Prieuré's restaurant by the Chef Fabien Fage, who was rewarded with a Michelin star in 2010.

Day 3 - 4
Excursion starts: 1

Today you will visit Les Baux-de-Provence, which is one of the most beautiful and soulful towns in Provence. This Medieval town is located on the top of the mountain and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding area. You will be guided by the professional guide who will take you to the old castle, walk you through the narrow streets that are decorated with tiny shops and cafes. 

Table reservation: 1

After your trip to the enchanting Les Baux-de-Provence you will stop to enjoy lunch at Le Prieuré's sister hotel L'Oustau de Baumanière.

The hotel's restaurant Oustau sparkles with its two Michelin stars and proposes refined and authentic gastronomy that reaches its highpoint when paired with one of the vintage wines of the outstanding cellar.

Here, the food is created by the Chef Jean-André Charial, who, after 8 years spent in close collaboration with chef Sylvestre Wahid, returned to his first passion, cooking. He is once again back in the kitchen where his grandfather Raymond Thuilier entrusted to him in 1993. At the age of 24, he joined his grandfather in 1969 and after that he was training with some of the greatest French chefs of the time, including Troisgros, Chapel and Haeberlin. 

Day 4 -

A transfer to the train station.

Pick up time: 1 1 1 : Avignon TGV 1 | London St Pancras International 1 |

- This is a guide itinerary and can be modified to suit. It is subject to availability and price at the time of booking. Other conditions may apply -

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