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|Booking horizon||3 months*|
|Trains||TGV, Lyria, Thalys, Eurostar, OUIGO, Intercité, Intercité Nuit, Trains Express Régional|
|High speed network||1,876 kilometres|
|Longest tunnel||50.5 kilometres (Channel Tunnel)|
|Longest bridge||2.178 kilometres|
|Highest elevation||1,593 metres|
|Major stations||Paris Gare du Nord, Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris Gare Montparnasse, Lyon Part Dieu, Marseille St Charles, Nice Ville, Toulouse Matabiau, Montpellier St Roch, Bordeaux St Jean|
*Bookings for the summer are possible from February
SNCF - National Railways France
SNCF (Voyages) is the name of the railways in France.
The high speed train of SNCF Voyages is the TGV. The TGV connects all major destinations in France and many big cities in countries nearby like Spain, Switzerland and Italy. On some routes like Paris to Marseille, Paris to Bordeaux and Paris to Strasbourg the TGV reaches speeds up to 300km/h. Paris-Marseille takes just 3 hours, very fast seen the distance of 700 kilometers.
The promo fare of SNCF is called Prem's and is available 3 months before departure (train tickets for the summer are available from February) The Prem's fare availability is very limited.
Here at HappyRail you can buy all domestic and international train tickets from SNCF Voyages at the same price.
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Tips and tricks to book cheap train tickets France
- Book as early as possible, tickets are available three months in advance (tickets for the summer can be booked from February) Train tickets can be three times as cheap if they are booked in advance
- If possible, avoid trains during rush hour and TGV's used by Parisians for "weekend breaks" to travel to the country side
- If tickets are sold out or very expensive, you could try to buy tickets to a destination nearby and from there to your final destination
- Sometimes regionals trains are much cheaper than TGV-trains, but often the travel time is much longer
- Travel on very early trains or late in the evening is often the cheapest option, except for some busy routes, like Paris to London
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Scenic routes within France
Route of the Cevenol-train through the Auvergne. This route runs through scenic Allier-Valley which is only accesable by train.
St Gervais les Bains-Chamonix Mont Blanc-Martigny:
Narrow-gauge route to the winter sport resort of Chamonix continuing to Martigny in the Rhone Valley in Switzerland.
Route from the Mediterranean coast/Rhone Valley up to Gap and Briancon in the high Alps.
Route along the Côte d'Azur to Nice and Italy via Toulon, Cannes, Antibes and Monaco.
Perpignan-Latour de Carol:
The famous "Train Jaune" (Yellow Train) through the Pyrenees to the Spanish border station of Latour de Carol. Connecting service to Barcelona available.
Insider tip: Travel with the "Train des Pignes" from Nice to Digne: This narrow gauge railway runs from Nice at the Côte d'Azur to Digne in the middle of the Provence/Alps. The panoramic carriages runs through the suburbs of Nice, continuing to the lavendel flowers of the Provence finally arriving in the Alp town of Digne. Trains run 3 or 4 times daily, depending on the season.