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TGV high-speed train
The TGV is a high-speed train that operates all over France and beyond. Travel from romantic Paris to the shores of the Mediterranean or the vineyards of the Loire Valley. Visit cities such as Bordeaux, Lyon and Marseille or catch a movie in world-famous Cannes. The international TGV services connect France with Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Italy and Spain. There’s also a service between France and Switzerland, operated by TGV Lyria.
TGV high-speed train routes
The domestic TGV routes can get you to every corner of France. In the north, there are international connections to Brussels in Belgium and Luxembourg. In the east, the TGV can take you to the German cities Frankfurt and Munich. If you travel south, you can take a direct train to Milan in Italy or Barcelona in Spain.
These are the main domestic and international high-speed routes the TGV operates on:
- Paris - Lille
- Paris - Calais
- Paris - Reims
- Paris - Metz
- Paris - Strasbourg
- Paris - Dijon
- Paris - Grenoble
- Paris - Lyon
- Paris - Avignon
- Paris - Perpignan
- Paris - Nice
- Paris - Bordeaux
- Paris - Biarritz
- Paris - Lourdes
- Paris - Toulouse
- Paris - Nantes
Reservations on the TGV high-speed trains are compulsory. We recommend you make your reservations as far in advance as possible.
Please note that international TGV trains offer a limited number of seats for Interrail pass holders. Once these seats are taken you will need to purchase a full-fare ticket. We advise you to reserve the trains as far in advance as possible. You can start making reservations up to 3 months in advance.
How to make reservations for the TGV
You can reserve your seat on the TGV in the following ways:
|Train type||1st class||2nd class||Reservation type|
|TGV on domestic routes||€10 - €20||€10 - €20||Compulsory|
TGV (France, Belgium)
|TGV (France, Germany)
Route: Paris - Karlsruhe / Stuttgart / Munich
TGV (France, Italy)
|TGV Lyria (France, Switzerland)
Routes: Paris - Zurich / Bern / Lausanne / Geneva
Geneva - Côte d'Azur / Montpellier / Marseille
|TGV (France, Luxembourg)
Route: Paris - Luxembourg City
Added value to your trip
The TGV is an exceptionally comfortable train, offering cushy seats, power sockets, and a large food service. This is why reservation fees for the TGV are higher than average.