Seating Options

It’s easy to talk about how environmentally friendly trains are in fashion these days, but how many can boast of having Christian Lacroix design their interiors, too? Only the TGV.

Revamped by Lacroix in 2009, his first class cabin is designed to indulge and pamper the traveler at every level. From reclining seats with generous legroom that indulges the body, to a harmonious grey/green color scheme that pleases the eye. There are individual power outlets, pillows and a choice of seating arrangements: singles, doubles, or four seats around a table. Also presenting a customized fit, the TGV Est trains offer a wide selection of seats that include window or aisle, face-to-face seating, row seating, or a seat with a fixed table. You can also request an area with good mobile phone reception or a silent car. And all TGV Est trains offer baby changing stations and special facilities for the disabled. Like fashion, we’ve learned seating is never one size fits all.

Solo Seat

A seat on its own next to the window with a pull-down table.

Duo Seats

Aisle and window seats next to each other with pull-down tables.

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Club 2 Seat

Two solo seats facing each other across a table.

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Club 4 Seat

Four seats facing each other across a table.

Meals & Concessions

TGV bar car

You’re traveling First Class, so there’s no doubt you have an appetite for life. But we know world travelers also develop an appetite for food. Drink. Merriment. Fortunately, you’ll find a meal included in the price of your First Class ticket. Feel like a stroll? The TGV bar carries a wide selection of prepared food and snacks available for purchase. Or create your own tasty menu with hot dishes, salads, sandwiches and yummy desserts. (There’s even a child’s menu). Enjoy your delectable cuisine at a table in the welcoming TGV bar or take it back to your luxurious seat. First Class passengers on some trains also get a free meal served by request at their seat. Additionally, the Bordrestaurant offers sit-down meals that include German and European regional specialties. The casual Bordbistro serves snacks and drinks you can enjoy there or at your seat.

It seems like whatever you’re hungry for, we’ve got it. Including choices.

On Board Services

As you should expect, First Class on-board services are numerous. In addition to the comfort of your first class seat, they include individual power outlets for recharging your electronics, a complimentary meal to recharge you, two office areas dedicated to business travellers, and facilities for families and disabled travelers. There’s also a TGVBar shop stocking DVD's, magazines, children’s games, and USB sticks. The trains that service Alleo routes offer a complimentary meal and seats with individual video screens, integrated audio connections, electrical outlets, as well as a crew that can pre-order taxis and porters for your arrival.

Services at the Station

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Not only will you find many TGV stations architectural masterpieces, but technological ones as well. With WiFi access throughout the bustling station, and engineering marvels routinely gliding in and out. There’s low-tech practicality as well, with multi-lingual signage that makes the journey throughout the station easy to navigate. Looking to disconnect? You’ll discover plenty of fine restaurants, eateries and places to shop in these thriving central hubs.