Stephen Skillman of Oxford writes to say that he thinks such a journey will not be possible because the Eurostar trains are not powerful enough to use the lines from Paris to Provence and South-west France. Provence-bound passengers from London will have to change at Lille.
He writes: 'It is not pleasant to contemplate climbing aboard a train on a cold spring night in Cardiff or Manchester, and descending three or four hours later on a cold, dark and distinctly non-Provencal Lille platform to change trains. Surely most people would choose to fly.'Reuse content