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Trains in France

Even if you own a car in France, traveling by train to tourist places is most recommended. Compared to flights, trains are largely used for traveling within the country and to other countries in Europe as well. The railway network is huge and extensive with 1700 kilometers of high-speed lines connecting all main cities as well as villages in the country. So, no matter where your destination is, from the place where you stand right now, you are sure to find a train. Train fares are relatively cheaper in France. Above all, French trains are known for their punctuality. Even if there is a delay, you would never need to wait for more than 10 minutes, which is a rare event. Also, there are several hotels in France near the train stations, making your stay more comfortable.

High-speed networks

There are two high-speed train networks in France – Eurostar and TGV. TGV, an acronym for “train grande vitesse” which means high-speed train can travel at a speed of 375 mph. The top route connected by TGV is Lorraine-Champagne-Ardenne. Other than the high-speed networks, express trains which run at 200kmph connect places where TGVs are not available such as Paris-Clermont-Ferrand and Paris-Limoges-Toulouse.

Scenic rail routes in France

It’s just not moving from one place to another that the French railway does; but also provides a memorable train journey across a few stretches of routes. Trains from Clermont to Ferrand have the longest and the most scenic rail routes. They cover several gorges and mountains in the central southern France. Passing through tunnels and valleys is a passengers’ delight. There are other special tourist trains in France such as the Velay railway of Auvergne, the yellow train of the Pyrenees and Mer de Glace railway of Alphs. During your France visit with your family, pick at least one of such scenic trains. Your kids are sure to enjoy and plead for another round of travel. If you are moving to France, you have lot many opportunities to try all of these beautiful rail routes. How one would wish to live in France to experience the blissful journeys!

Train ticket online booking

The French national railway company runs Rail Europe which is the international European train ticket booking service. It is an efficient system for booking train tickets online. It facilitates billing in the local currency and does the delivery of tickets to home address in two day’s time.

So if you are touring France, know that you will be traveling by the fastest high-speed trains in the world!

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