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The high-speed TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse, www.tgv.com) SNCF (36–35 [€0.34 per min] www.voyages-sncf.com). The TGV (www.tgv.com) to Lyon leaves Paris (from Gare de Lyon) hourly and arrives in just two hours. There are also six TGVs daily between Paris's Charles de Gaulle Airport and Lyon. Two in-town train stations and a third at the airport (Lyon-Saint-Exupéry) make Lyon a major transportation hub. The Gare de La Part-Dieu (Bd. Vivier-Merle) is used for the TGV routes and links Lyon with many other cities, including Montpellier and Marseilles, along with Grenoble (1 hr, 27 mins; €20.25) and Bordeaux, with four trains a day taking 6 (TGV) to 8½ hours. On the other side of town, the centre-ville station at Gare de Perrache (Cours de Verdun, Pl. Carnot 04–72–56–95–30) is the more crowded option and serves all the sights of the centre ville—many trains stop at both stations. The TGV station at Aéroport-Lyon-Saint-Exupéry serves Grenoble, Avignon, Arles, Valence, Annecy, Aix-les-Bains, and Chambéry, as well as Paris. The TGV also has a less frequent service to Grenoble, where you can connect to local SNCF trains headed for villages in the Alps. For the Beaujolais Wine Country, most people train to Villefranche-sur-Saône's station on the Place de la Gare; trains run to smaller towns from here.
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