Who hasn’t dreamed of taking time off to visit France by train? For some, it’s a coming-of-age ritual. For others, it’s a fabulous chance to get away from it all. Comfortable, practical, eco-friendly and affordable. Travelling by train is the unbeatable way to see France’s most beautiful landscapes and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and cultures of one of the most beautiful counties in Europe.
France is hailed the world over for its eclectic heritage, both natural and cultural.
From the Alps to the Ardèche, from Paris to the Provence, France is one of Europe’s most visited countries, and for good reason. Taking it all in by train is by far the best way to appreciate the Hexagone, as the French like to call their homeland, with a superb network of high-speed trains travelling from Paris to the north, south, east and west. Whichever way the compass points, visitors will find cities with superb architecture, world-famous galleries, and landscapes that are undeniably French.
Over one million Australian travellers visit France each year, and with good reason –
there’s something about the sheer romance and excitement of seeing its beautiful landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysée, the Mont Saint Michel, the French Riviera and the Loire Valley castles to name but a few.
The Eurail France Pass is the perfect way to discover France's diverse cities, coastline, and countryside by train. It offers unlimited travel by train in France.
Operated by SNCF (the French national railway operator),
the TGV offers high-speed train services connecting the major cities of France. TGV trains run smoothly and silently at speeds of over 300km/h in complete safety. First and Second-class coaches both offer outstanding comfort for work, rest and relaxation.
With the TGV, tourists can travel between Paris and a range of characterful French cities.
Discounted destinations include Rennes, Nantes on the Atlantic coast, Marseille with its historic UNESCO-listed town centre and Lyon, the food capital of France. Linguists can head to Lille for a crash course in ch'ti, France's northern Picard dialect. If all else fails, head down south to Bordeaux, Marseille or Montpellier to catch the very last rays of the summer sun.
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Rail Europe provides the widest selection of train journeys, 25,000 destinations, and 11,000 different routes. Our catalogue of products focuses on European train operators such as SNCF, SBB, Eurostar, Thalys, Trenitalia, DB or Renfe, rail passes such as Swiss Travel Pass and Eurail. To book or learn more visit your preferred travel agent or visit www.raileurope.com
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25,000 destinations, and 11,000 different routes. Our catalogue of products
focuses on European train operators such as SNCF, SBB, Eurostar, Thalys,
Trenitalia, DB or Renfe, rail passes such as Swiss Travel Pass, or Eurail.
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