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, magazines and a choice of seating arrangements: singles, doubles, or four seats around a table. Also presenting a customized fit, the 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 ICE 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

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You’re traveling Premier 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 Premier 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. Premier Class travelers 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

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As you should expect, Premier Class on-board services are numerous. In addition to the comfort of your Premier Class seat, they include individual power outlets for recharging your electronics, a complimentary meal to recharge you, two office areas dedicated to business travelers, 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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Why wait till you get on board to relax? Your Premier ticket entitles you to access in the First Class lounge at the station, with all the creature comforts you’d expect to find there. Peace. Quiet. WiFi (inside and outside the lounge). And while you’ll always find people to help you, the multi-lingual signage throughout the TGV station makes navigating it simple.