Avignon TGV


Europe, France, Vaucluse

Gare d'Avignon TGV (IATA: XZN) is a railway station built on the LGV Méditerranée high-speed train line in South-eastern France. It is located a few kilometres south of Avignon town centre. Avignon itself is in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France. This station has two platforms with two through lines. This allows trains not stopping at Avignon to pass through at full speed, but away from passenger platforms. This station, inaugurated in 2001, was designed by the cabinet of architecture of the SNCF under the direction of Jean-Marie Duthilleul and Jean-François Blassel. It has a 340 m (1,115 ft)-long glazed roof that has been compared to that of a cathedral. It is served by French SNCF TGV services to Paris Gare de Lyon, Lille-Europe, Nîmes, Marseille St. Charles & Lyon etc. Thalys also provide services between Amsterdam, Brussels and Marseille in the summer. Also, Eurostar operate to the nearby Avignon-Centre station.