TGV, the French Train à Grande Vitesse, is the fastest way to travel to more than 1400 destinations. An impressive network that makes it easy to organize your lifetime holiday in France and beyond.
An extended network
France is incredibly proud of its TGV high-speed train. Guess why ? This flagship train connects over 150 towns and cities within France, at top speed and with an amazing level of comfort. The variety of connections makes it so easy to plan a trip throughout France.
Paris is where your trip can start. You could then hop on a TGV train to Reims, the effective capital of the province of Champagne, and enjoy 45 minutes later the lovely vineyards you’ve been reading about in those useful travel guides.
Want to do something different and go east? TGV trains will provide you with some regular trains going to Strasbourg where you could discover, after an enjoyable 3 hour trip, the capital and principal city of the Alsace region and its eye-catching sandstone Gothic cathedral with its famous astronomical clock.
After exploring the Northern and Eastern part of France, some sun will do you good. Again, nothing is more simple : TGV trains will get you from Paris to the ancient Papal City of Avignon in just 2 hours and 40 minutes. And why not go deeper in the South of France and enjoy Marseille creeks – the famous Calanques ?
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By boarding a TGV train in Avignon, you could reach Marseille Saint-Charles station just a little bit than half an hour later. And why not continue your journey till sunny Nice? Get on a Marseille-Nice TGV and you will be strolling at the famous Promenade des Anglais – or English Promenade - along the Mediterranean sea in just two hours and a half.
Fancy a TGV trip outside France ? TGV trains can connect France with Belgium; Switzerland and Germany where again you can continue your trip using other European high-speed and services. Connecting Avignon with Geneva is as easy as it gets and will take you less than 3 hours – 2 hours and 53 minutes.
But if you prefer to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Black Forest, get on a TGV Paris-Stuttgart train and you could be admiring this wooded mountain range after only 3 hours and 40 minutes. Going for a conference in Brussels? A TGV train starting from Paris CDG will get you there in just 1 hour and 14 minutes.
The convenience of one or more passes
Want to make the most of your journey? Rail passes will help you enjoy even more your trip by getting you some attractive bonuses. If your trip is just focused on France, you could go for a France Rail Pass.
But if you want to travel beyond this country, regional passes like France-Germany, France-Spain, France Italy and France Switzerland passes could do the trick as well as Global or Select passes.
More information on those passes on this website.