Train Paris → Rotterdam
Duration 02:37 - From $93
An effortlessly chic moveable feast Effortlessly chic. An effusion of culture, couture and cuisine. A place whose name alone conjures up images of whirlwind romances and infamous scribes : This is Paris. Whether you’re arriving to or departing from Paris by train, you’ll get to travel through one of the seven train stations currently in use. Paris’ train stations are spectacular buildings, which have been immortalized by generations of artists such as famed French painter and impressionist pioneer Claude Monet. Gare De Lyon, built for the World Exposition of 1900 is a classic study in architecture for that time period. But don’t be fooled by the façade. Inside you’ll find the high-speed TGV terminal that whisks travelers throughout France at record speeds. Walk with your head toward the sky, under its massive glass roof or have dinner in the legendary Train Bleu restaurant. This is a unique traveler experience - inside a train station. However, the real excitement is where the train can take you. With France’s dense railway network, you can reach most French – and European – cities within a few hours. On the world-class Eurostar, get to London in just 2 hours and 15 minutes. Or board the Thalys train for a quick getaway to Brussels in just 90 minutes or Amsterdam in just over 3 hours. The record-breaking TGV can whisk you to Geneva (3h20) or Zurich (4h30) via its TGV Lyria service, or Frankfurt (4h), via the recently inaugurated TGV East line. Learn more about Paris
Holland’s jazzed up port city Rotterdam, until recently, was the world's largest port. This seaside location helped to grow the city into the largest economic center in the Netherlands at the turn of the twentieth century. Bombing ripped out the heart of the city during WWII, and instead of aiming to rebuild what was lost as many other leveled cities have done, the city council took the opportunity to create a new and better city instead. Although close to 50% of the population of Rotterdam today is not native to the Netherlands, you can still find a "can do" mentality in its people. This thrust toward modernity is on display in the architecture around the city. The Kijk-Kubis – or Museum House, is a fully furnished showcase house among an unusual collection of cube-shaped homes. The interior was specially developed to give visitors an impression of how it's possible to live in a cube house with sloping walls. The Kunsthal Rotterdam is designed by famed avant-garde architect (and native son) Rem Koolhaas. The building is as much the destination as what's housed inside. The museum stages some 25 exhibitions a year in a wide range of disciplines : new art, design, photography, and frequently experiments with themes never seen before. Like lingerie. For aural art, the annual North Sea Jazz Festival is held every second week of July. Founded by a wealthy businessman and jazz lover, the fest began in 1976 and was an immediate success. The event has grown to 15 stages, 1200 artists and nearly 25,000 visitors a day, and is known for the many musical styles it presents : from traditional New Orleans jazz to funk and soul. Past performers include Sarah Vaughan, Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie. Learn more about Rotterdam
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"Clean and comfortable train and a nice trip. The staff were friendly and helpful. "