More Europe. More adventure. Less travel time.

It’s not everyday a train route is so revolutionary, it can change travel plans all over Europe. Yet that’s precisely what the TGV Est and Alleo train routes have done since their expansion, completed in 2010. Traveling at a standard operating speed of nearly 200 mph, these lines expand eastward connections from Paris to the Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine and Alsace regions. Then continue with direct service to Ile-de-France, Northern, Western and Southwestern France, as well as Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland.

What does all this mean? It means travel times to almost 30 destinations have been reduced by up to 50%, allowing for more frequent departures. It means you can go from Paris to Munich in just over 6 hours or Stuttgart in 3 hours 40 minutes on the TGV, and Paris to Frankfurt in 3 hours 49 minutes. And the TGV isn’t just fast, it’s relaxing. Which means a chance to really appreciate the views out the windows and the company you’re with; whether it’s family, travel companions, or your new rail car friends sharing the journey.

A journey over 11.5 million people have enjoyed. And that? Well, that can only mean one thing. It must be great. 

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