Special offer: There are no booking fees between 29 July - 31 December 2020. Read COVID-19 updates on European train services here. Sonderregelung: Vom 29. Juli bis 31. Dezember 2020 erheben wir keine Buchungsgebühren. Lies Coronavirus-Updates über Zugverbindungen in Europa hier. Offre exceptionnelle: Pas de frais de réservation entre le 29 juillet et le 31 décembre 2020. Lisez notre page dédiée aux nouvelles sur le Covid-19 et les conditions de circulation en Europe ici. Offerta speciale: Non sono previsti costi di prenotazione nel periodo tra il 29 luglio e il 31 dicembre 2020. Leggi gli aggiornamenti COVID-19 sui servizi dei treni in Europa qui. Oferta excepcional: No hay gastos de gestión entre el 29 de julio y el 31 de diciembre de 2020. Lea las actualizaciones sobre COVID-19 y los servicios de trenes europeos aquí. Oferta especial: não há taxas de reserva entre 29 de julho - 31 de dezembro de 2020. Leia as atualizações sobre o Covid-19 e os serviços ferroviários europeus aqui.
French summer ticket release

French summer ticket release

Bookings open 10 March 2020 for summer train travel in France.

From 10 March 2020, you can book newly released French train tickets for travel between 04 July to 30 August 2020. As always, when it comes to rail travel, the further in advance you book, the easier it will be to find cheap fares. From the Alps to the Ardèche, Paris to Provence, France is one of Europe’s most visited countries for good reason. Why not try a new region this year, with copious long-distance hiking trails, cycling routes or wild swimming spots

Travel by train within France 

Travel from Paris to Strasbourg in just 1 hr 45 mins. As well as exploring the Grande-Île medieval quarter which boasts world-class restaurants, particularly in La Petite France area, you can head to the Black Forest by train by taking a 1 hr journey to Freiburg. Or take a train from Paris to Aix-en-Provence in just 3 hrs on high-speed, double-decker trains. Raise a glass in memory of Picasso, one of the many great artists and thinkers who frequented this beautiful Provençal town.

Travel from Paris to Montpellier in under 3 hrs 30 mins. Montpellier is a young lively city bursting with contemporary chic, starting with its stunning, modern station. Pick up a  Vélomagg bike scheme to cycle to the Mediterranean, just 12km away.

It’s under 6 hrs from Paris to Nice. As well as being a world-renowned city of chic, Nice is also a great base for exploring more secluded spots such as the Mercantour National Park or Menton on the Italian border.

The Loire Valley is a Renaissance-rich region with over a hundred chateaux peppered around its hills. It was also once home to father of the Renaissance, Leonardo da Vinci. Take the train to Amboise, Chenonceau and Blois to visit chateaus celebrating the artist's work and philosophy.  Discover Leonardo’s landscapes by bike, following segments of the Loire à Vélo trail. Access it at Tours, Angers, Nantes, Orléans or Saint-Nazaire with plenty of places to hire bikes en route.  

Image credits top to bottom: House tanners, Petite France district. Strasbourg, France iStock ©g215,  chairs on a beach in Nice iStock ©delpixart, Chateau d'Amboise iStock ©dimasEKB

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