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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Been to Europe many times for business I am used to train delays within 60mins. Used to be better back in the days but I’m not complaining. I never go through France and this was my first time taking the TGV. I can’t believe how...More

Thank Mitsuda S
Reviewed 3 days ago

With a degree of apprehension we booked train travel from Paris St Lazare to Bayeux and eventually on though to St Malo. Train travel was quiet efficient and we were impressed with our experience. Taxis were not always available at our destinations but we made...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

TGV Lyon to Brussels. First class but zero service. I mean zero. Dirty, old and worn chairs. The buffet car is a disaster. Nothing substantial to eat, nothing for vegetarians. TGV is an example of service that has declined through cost cutting but still expensive...More

Thank John O
Reviewed 6 days ago

On time service and the ride was smooth but I could not help notice that the 2nd class car did not seem as nice as our last trip four years ago. Bathrooms were bad. Very disappointed.

Thank nowpacking
Reviewed 1 week ago

I travel frequently with this company for business as there is no alternative. I always book premium to give me flexibility to change tickets and times. In order to change anything you have to call a helpline that can only be described as unhelpful, they...More

Thank DCS123456789
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Got first class ticket. Nice seats. Bathrooms absolutely disgusting. And no food on board. Went to food car and looked at menu for awhile, lady standing behind the counter, we ask for a sandwich. She replies oh we don’t have anymore...none. They had 2 packs...More

Thank PalmerBunch6
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were staying in Paris, and a day trip to Mont Saint-Michel was in our plans. So we caught the Rennes TGV from Gare Montparnesse and had an extremely comfortable and fast trip. There were some “slow down areas” where I assume our train had...More

Thank Terry L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the tub from Switzerland to Paris. It’s a smooth ride and departure and arrival was on time. The cleanliness inside the train could be better. The tablet of my partner was not even existing anymore. How can that happen all seats pay the same...More

Thank flipflop525
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I took the train from Paris to Barcelona and back booking first class both ways. On the upper deck you see so much more and we were sat at a table for two with plenty leg room. Plenty of space for luggage...More

Thank elvis002017
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For a country that is justifiably proud of it’s TGV, there something very wrong about the acceptance of such low standards of hygiene that welcome you on board. The smell from the toilets is all pervading as you get on the train. When the call...More

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Bercy / Nation
Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise
lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and
impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small
parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy
Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois
de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on
its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to
this calming neighbourhood where real Parisians make
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6 September 2018|
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Response from matt a | Reviewed this property |
You can reserve the type of seat (Window,double...) with the tgv which is not the case with a ter.
Deb G
20 August 2018|
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Response from Cambridge20136 | Reviewed this property |
I would do it online or using their app. That way you can use a mobile ticket. No need to have a paper ticket. Also their app gives you very useful info and upto date times/platforms etc. Although the french stations in... More
Deb G
1 August 2018|
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Response from ItsTrickyVicky | Reviewed this property |
It’s always good to buy your tickets ahead just to save time. You can try goeuro. com or trainline. eu. No, the cost usually comes out the same whether you purchase one way or roundtrip