10 reasons to book your train journey to the South of France

There's no need to go far away to get a change of scenery, and for good reason: the potential of Southern France is almost limitless. Discover ten reasons that will make you say "OUI" to a trip in the French Riviera.

1. Enjoy the mild temperatures

Thanks to its mild temperatures, South of France is one of the most popular regions in Europe for Belgian holidaymakers. Summer is the best time to enjoy it. July and August are the best months with average temperatures above 20°C.

2. Travel to the city centre 

Travelling from one city to another is child's play thanks to the train! Sit back and enjoy the comfort on board. Your holiday starts the moment you sit down. Escape as the fantastic scenery unfolds before your eyes. In no time at all, you have arrived in the heart of your destination.

3. Choose the schedule you like 

The flexibility of the train allows you to book your tickets whenever you want. Select your home away from home and let your desires guide you during your stay. Spice up your holiday by planning last-minute excursions and enjoy a change of scenery!

4. Enjoy the local cuisine

The capital of French gastronomy is a must-see destination for gourmets looking to continue their journey further south in France. Its four districts are full of history and modernity, offering distinct atmospheres that will delight all travellers.

5. Choose your seats in two clicks!

Whether you use a computer, tablet or smartphone, booking tickets online via our website or app is very easy. Super convenient: we use paperless tickets (if you wish) for most of our destinations.

6. Smile, have fun, dance... on the Avignon Bridge!  

Dance on the Avignon Bridge (at least once in your life)! In addition to its world-famous bridge (Pont Saint-Bénézet), its cobbled streets and numerous historic buildings make it a must-see destination. Did you know that Avignon has retained its medieval city walls with partial access to the public?

7. Breathe in the scent of freedom

Aix-en-Provence, the former capital of Provence, exudes the French joie de vivre. Wander in the sweet-smelling lavender fields, stroll through the lively city centre and explore the typically French squares.

8. Parlez-vous français ?

As a resident of Belgium, where French is one of the three national languages, you have a head start in France. The words "baguette, fromage, tapenade" are enough to spend a pleasant afternoon in an authentic French village.

9. Sailors, set sail! 

Marseille has many attractions: the Calanques; the Vieux-Port; the Petit Train de Marseille which will take you to Notre Dame de la Garde; the Harbour shopping centre. There is even a soap museum in the city!

10. Planet Earth: your action counts! 

By choosing to travel by train for your next trip, you are doing the environment a favour. Travelling by train is an ecological and sustainable choice that will also allow future generations to be shaped by their travels.