We returned a couple of weeks ago from our summer holidays - as the children are older, we decided to venture overseas with them for the first time as a family. A trip to the south of France was agreed upon and we merrily made our way, via Eurostar and the TGV to the Cote d`azur.
Cue a horrendous mix up at Avignon TGV station, involving getting on the wrong train at the wrong time and we were whizzing back towards the North of France. Luckily all French stereotypes were overturned when we were given lots of help getting our holiday back on track, the guard on the TGV explained we could get off at Lyon and then speak to customer services to see what they could do. I could have kissed the chap at the enquiries desk when he allowed us free access to the next TGV back to our original destination in the South. The only problem being the train had no more seats so we would have to stand; we ended up in the baggage section and felt like box car hobos, but we got to were we had to get to - albeit a little later than anticipated.
All in all a great adventure - for the children - not us adults! We spend the next week sunning ourselves, swimming in the med and eating fine French food. Luckliy our trip back passed without any problems PHEW! Needless to say, we`ll do it all over again next year!