Good Morning Ellie:
We took the TVG from Paris to Avignon first class
since we first booked our travel in the US with a
French pass for three rt in one month.
We found that first class was really never crowded,
provided great comfort in moving around.
Maybe some other travelziners can add to this.
The trip is about 3 hours and when you depart
you face the main gate to Avignon. The car rental is
also directly in front of the rr station. You can
actually just walk into Avignon from the rr station,
and the tourist office is only 5 minutes away where
you can get maps and activities,restaurants etc. We
really loved Avignon.
Larry from NY