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In November 2019, SNCF opened bookings for trains across France for travel in spring and early summer 2020. International services to/from France opened at the same time: TGV Lyria (France-Switzerland), TGV, France-Italy, TGV Alleo (France-Germany) and Renfe-SNCF (France-Spain) for travel between 9 March and 3 July 2020.
If you haven't already, search for trains now and secure the best price. The earlier you book, the lower the price will be. With lots of seasonal treats ahead, you could enjoy an early summer trip to one of Europe's many coastlines. visit a city you haven't gone to before such as Bordeaux or Venice, or spend some time in one city such as Paris, Barcelona or Madrid so that you can take in the many day trips on their doorsteps. No wonder everyone is saying that the biggest trend in travel for this new decade is going to be that of people opting for trains over planes. We take you to the heart of Europe's heritage, with low fuss and low carbon, but high levels of adventure and high-speed.
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5 day trips from Paris by train
There's no lack of inspiring locations just a short train ride away from Paris, so if you fancy a break from the city why not plan a day trip (or two).
Great coastal train trips
From France's Cote d'Azur to Cinque Terre in Italy, coastal train trips are a fantastic way to explore some of Europe's most scenic destinations.