Enjoy France by Train
To the French, train travel is as important as good food, wine, arts and music
Train stations are considered national monuments and places to enjoy life, with their restaurants, kiosks and shops. By travelling on a train, you will be experiencing what is an integral part of the French way of life.
Trains operate 365 days of the year with multiple services each day so you never have to wait long between trains, giving you great flexibility for your holiday.
Train travel will give you the opportunity to learn about different cultures and the chance to witness some of the most magnificent scenery in the world. In a relaxed atmosphere, you don’t have to worry about parking fees, road tolls or navigating foreign street directories.
By travelling from the heart of one city to the next you can save on taxi fares to/from the airports and parking charges to park your hire car in the middle of the city whilst exploring.
There’s nowhere better to meet the locals or even fellow travellers, to swap ideas on the best places to explore. You can get recommendations for those “hidden gems” you may not have otherwise hear about.
The high-speed TGV trains connect over 150 cities in France and run services to neighbouring Switzerland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy & Spain. Travelling at speeds of over 300km per hour, you waste no time in getting to your destination.
Travel from Paris to Avignon in just 2hrs 40mins or Paris to Bordeaux in just 3hrs.
Rail Europe offers a range of fares including “book early” fares on TGV’s across France and into surrounding countries. These are all available on the Rail Europe website: www.raileurope-gcc.com