High speed train

Apr 29th, 2000, 04:53 AM
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High speed train

where does the high speed train drop you off in the south, furthest point? ie. where could we pick up a rental car? (which train station?)

Apr 29th, 2000, 06:07 AM
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South of what? France? Spain? Italy? Germany?
Apr 29th, 2000, 06:19 AM
Al Godon
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Perhaps south in this case means south of the Mendoza Line.
Apr 30th, 2000, 04:34 AM
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where does it drop off from PARIS TO THE SOUTH OF FRANCE?
Apr 30th, 2000, 10:31 AM
Al Godon
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There are many cities in the southern part of France. Biarritz, Toulouse, Perpignon, Montpellier, Marseille, Toulon, Nice, Nimes, Arles, Avignon, and so on. The TGV goes to Marseille and Nice that I know of. Just where do you want to go? Grenoble is pretty this time of year.
The SNCF web site might help. You can browse and see where the trains go. The location on the web is:
The site is English. Hope that is not a problem.
Apr 30th, 2000, 11:05 AM
Ben Haines
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The display of simple humour in the correspondence is perhaps needless. There are only two systems called High Speed Train in Europe, those of France and of Spain. The other, similar, systems are called Eurostar, Eurostar Italia, Thalys, InterCity Express, and X2000.

The separate and particularly straight tracks for the Train a Grande Vitesse in France end at Valence. But they give such impetus to a journey that trips right down to Perpignan and Nice, on TGV trains, are strikingly fast. That is to say, if you're taking a day train from Paris you ought not to leave the train at Valence for no better reason than that it is no longer on TGV tracks.

And if travel time is restricted you might like to spend it in bed. You can dine in Paris, go to bed, and breakfast on a terrace on the Riviera.

Please write I can help further.

Ben Haines, London

May 3rd, 2000, 12:58 PM
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For what it's worth, I just cancelled my TGV reservation from Paris to Nice because I realized that since my time in France will be limited, it's actually half as expensive to fly from Paris to Nice (esp. if you spend a saturday night)and the travel time is 1.5 hours vs. more than 6! That leaves much more time to sightsee in the south.

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