7 March 2016

Vive la France! Eurostar launches ticket sale to sixty French destinations

Eurostar is offering travellers the chance to see more of France for less, with great value sale fares to nearly 60 French destinations. From 8-21 March, tickets are available from just £37 each way, for travel between 21st March and 2nd June*.
From tasting bubbly in Champagne to enjoying fresh seafood on the Cote d’Azur, the wide range of scenery and sights makes it easy for everyone to find their perfect piece of France – all easily accessible by high-speed rail. With a simple connection in Lille or Paris, passengers can choose from 60 destinations including:
£37 each way: Besançon, Caen, Champagne, Dijon, Le Mans, Reims, Rouen, Tours
£42 each way: Nancy, Strasbourg
£47 each way: Bordeaux, Grenoble, La Rochelle, Lyon, Nantes, Valence
£51 each way for Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Biarritz, Cannes, Marseille, Nice, Toulouse
To provide a little holiday inspiration, the Eurostar team is offering their top tips on hidden holiday hotspots across the country:
For the full list visit http://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/destinations/route-map
According to Eurostar research**, the top ten French destinations for British travellers are:

  1. The French Riviera
  2. Provence
  3. The Loire Valley
  4. The French Alps
  5. Bordeaux
  6. Brittany
  7. Normandy
  8. Champagne
  9. The Dordogne
  10. Burgundy
To help customers make an informed decision about their best transport options for their next break, Eurostar put together a holiday cost calculator. With great value fares, free travel for children under four, and a generous luggage allowance without weight restrictions, Eurostar is ideal for those that don’t like to travel light. http://www.eurostar.com/uk-en/train/france/paris/flying-vs-eurostar
For more information or to book Eurostar tickets visit www.eurostar.com 

For more information:
Eurostar Press Office 
020 7843 5500
Notes to Editors
*Travel for all connecting French Provinces valid between 21.03.16 and 02.06.16. Travel for Eurostar’s Lyon, Avignon and Marseille route is valid between 12.03.16 06.06.16.
**Based on research of 2,800 Eurostar customers in London and the South East, when asked which region if any they would be interested in for a holiday/break
Terms and Conditions
  • Prices based on a return journey
  • Based on bookings made between 08.03.16 and 21.03.16 inclusive
  • For travel between 21.03.16 and 02.06.16 for French Provinces via Lille or Paris, and 12.03.16 and 06.06.16 on Eurostar’s Lyon, Avignon and Marseille service
  • Black-out dates for French Provinces: 25.03.2016 to 28.03.2016 inclusive, 08.04.2016 to 10.04.2016 inclusive, 22.04.2016 to 24.04.2016 inclusive, 29.04.2016 to 02.05.2016, 05.05.2016 to 08.05.2016 inclusive, 13.05.2016 to 16.05.2016 inclusive, 27.05.2016 to 30.05.2016
  • Black-out dates for Eurostar’s Lyon, Avignon and Marseille route: 25.03.2016, 26.03.2016, 28.03.2016, 04.04.2016, 29.04.2016, 30.04.2016, 02.05.2016, 16.05.2016, 27.05.2016, 28.05.2016, 30.05.2016
  • For full terms and conditions visit Eurostar.com
About Eurostar
  1. Eurostar is the high-speed train service linking St Pancras International, Ebbsfleet International, Ashford International, Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, Disneyland Resort Paris, Avignon and the French Alps.
  2. The current Eurostar train was first introduced into service in 1994 carrying 750 passengers and operating at speeds of up to 300kph.  Since then, the fleet of 28 trains has carried more than 150 million passengers between London and the Continent.  Following their refurbishment these trains will continue to form a core part of the Eurostar fleet. The new e320 will carry around 900 passengers at speeds of up to 320kph.
  3. Eurostar was established in 1994 as a partnership between three railway companies: SNCF, SNCB and LCR (London and Continental Railways). On 1 September 2010, Eurostar became a single, unified corporate entity owned by three shareholders: SNCF, SNCB and LCR. LCR’s holding was transferred to the Treasury in 2014, and sold by the UK government to a consortium comprising Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec (CDPQ) and Hermes Infrastructure on 28th May 2015.
  4. Eurostar is a founder member of Railteam, a partnership between Europe’s leading high-speed train operators that is developing simpler ways to book and travel on the fast-expanding, European high-speed rail network.
  5. Eurostar and Eurotunnel are entirely separate companies.  Eurostar operates high-speed passenger trains, while Eurotunnel operates vehicle shuttle services and the Channel Tunnel itself. Eurostar is Eurotunnel’s biggest customer.