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Jun 6th, 2015, 12:09 PM
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iDTGV for Fall - 16 June

FYI - Starting 16 June, you can book your iDTGV tickets( from € 19) for your trips after September 10 until April 2, 2016!
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Jun 6th, 2015, 12:14 PM
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Always good to know for penny pinchers, but frankly once the main summer season has ended, it is not very difficult to find excellent fares without jumping on them 6 months in advance. And of course, iDTGV routes do not cover all of France, which it is also important to know.
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Jun 6th, 2015, 02:23 PM
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And can the idTGV tickets be refunded or changed - six months is a long time - stuff could happen and you'd be out - take kerouac's advice and hold off till much later. Good info though from debitNM - merci
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Jun 6th, 2015, 03:06 PM
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Tickets are non-refundable but exchangeable with a fee and possible fare differential.
Here's the info:

http://www.idtgv.com/en/frequently-a...s#question-751

With a lot of tickets available for €19 when sales first open, it's not a huge risk to buy one even if things don't work out. If you wait until closer to the date of travel, the fares will be much higher.

There's a lot of good information in English on the iDTGV site. Kerouac pointed out that iDTGV routes are limited which is true. For a map and list of destinations:

http://www.idtgv.com/en/destination-map

Thanks, DebitNM, for the alert. Hope SNCF will follow soon with opening more dates for TGV sales.
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Jun 6th, 2015, 05:35 PM
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Yes, you can have change in plans. In my case, I will have been in France for awhile, not just arriving. So for me, I know when I want to leave, dates and approximate time. I know that things can happen i.e. strikes etc but for me, this is either I am in France and taking the train or the whole trip didn't happen and that's what insurance is form.

I won't say that I have done this several times and so far, so good - for feat it will jinx it!
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Jun 7th, 2015, 08:22 AM
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Well yes 19 euros ain't too much to risk I guess if plans change.
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Jun 15th, 2015, 09:40 AM
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Topping as time nears....
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Jun 16th, 2015, 05:33 AM
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Done! @11:45 pm MDT; 2 tickets, 19 € each and seats selected. I had called Chase earlier in the day to alert them of the forthcoming French charge online and purchase went through smooth as French Yogurt.
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