Our trip to Avignon via the Eurostar train from London to Lille enabled us to have “un petit pause” in Lille before joining the TGV service which whisked us down to Avignon.
This gave us time for a stroll around this beautiful town, particularly the old part. We had a light lunch and sampled the delicious desserts and pastries in Meert, this wonderful Salon de The with courtyard restaurant. With its gilded wood interior and chandeliers the Salon is an elegant place to take tea or coffee… and the food is yummy, particularly the rum baba dessert we tried. It also gave us an opportunity to buy that “something special” for afternoon tea to eat on our train journey onwards to Avignon before arriving in time for dinner.