Tour de France by Rail

Published on July 20, 2015
  • TGV - First class

    © Andreas Pollock

    TGV - First class

    © Andreas Pollock

  • TGV

    © Rail Europe

    TGV

    © Rail Europe

  • TGV - Bar/Buffet

    © Patrick Curtet

    TGV - Bar/Buffet

    © Patrick Curtet

  • TGV

    © Rail Europe

    TGV

    © Rail Europe

Tour de France by Rail Paris fr

The 102nd Tour de France race started this year on 4 July, so those heading over to Europe this month may try to catch a glimpse of this highly anticipated event or join the cheer squad in one of the cities the race will pass through from Utrecht in The Netherlands to Paris, France.

The great news if you’re heading over is that every city on the map of this year’s race is reachable via rail, so playing catch-up would be easy. However, be it now or at a later date, be sure to take advantage of the ongoing rail deals we have to get you to these historically rich and picturesque cities.

If you haven’t yet enjoyed the benefits of rail travel, you will find that this stress and traffic-free mode of travel not only conveniently goes from city centre to city centre, but comfort, affordability and spectacular sceneries are all part of the experience.

Another great advantage of rail travel, and in this case, with a France Rail Pass, is the ability to hop on and off the train to explore different cities and villages along the route.

From food and wine regions and adventure activities to castles with sprawling gardens and coastal towns, the French rail network has the entire country covered. While high-speed networks link major cities, the slower scenic trains meander through the countryside exposing you to the many sides of France.

A major bonus for families, two children under 12yo travel for free with an accompanying adult.

Meanwhile, take advantage of the current offers that will save you up to $90 when travelling on the TGV. Or if you’re exploring other destinations, check out some other deals around Europe that are on offer here


For more information and bookings, visit www.raileurope.com.au

 

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