May 2015 will see the start of a new year-round direct Eurostar service to Provence, stopping at Lyon, Avignon and Marseille, followed at the end of 2016 by the launch of a direct route to Amsterdam with stops in Antwerp, Rotterdam and Amsterdam's Schiphol airport along the way.
This should be welcome news for those who prefer train travel over the airport experience. I have found train travel in Europe to be efficient and enjoyable. Riding the tunnel train is on my bucket list. Thanks for posting.