France - Train System
French National Railways SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemin de Fer Français)
The trains in France are mostly on time, but you might face several strikes during the year.
If you want, you can put a car or motorbike on the overnight Motorail service.
Website information is available in English, Spanish, German, Italian and Dutch: www.sncf.com/indexe.htm
The SNCF (train) from Paris station to all towns:
The price of the ticket depends on your journey.
TGV (train grande vitesse: high speed train)
The TGV can take you to North, East, West or South of France in a few hours.
Paris - Marseille (station: gare de Lyon) 3 hours
Paris - Lyon (station: gare de Lyon) a bit less than 2 hours
Paris - Bordeau (station: gare Montparnasse) 3 hours
Paris - Toulouse (station: gare Montparnasse) 5 hours
Paris - Calais (station gare du Nord) 1 hour and 30 minutes
TGV Eurostar (station: gare du nord)
TGV Thalis or Eurostar will take you to London, Bruxelles, Amsterdam or Dusseldorf in a few hours.
Paris - London: 3 hours
For more information go to: www.eurostar.com
TGV Thalys (station: Gare du nord)
Paris - Bruxelles: 1 hour and 30 minutes
Paris - Amsterdam: a bit more than 4 hours
Paris - Dusseldorf: nearly 6 hours
For more information go to: www.thalys.com