Using instructions from other posts here and from Man in Seat 61, I attempted to book a train from Paris to Basel on the French website. I couldn't seem to get the best rates or the route I wanted on the Swiss site. I entered Antarctica as my country. When I got to the point of how to get my tickets, it did not give me the option to print at home; I did have the option to pick up at a French station. However, the instructions state that I must use the same credit card as I use to book the tickets AND it must be a chip and pin card. I don't have a chip/pin card. Is this a change? Or will they really let me pick up the tickets with my credit card and passport?
By the way, I then checked the Rail Europe USA site, and I could get the tickets for only about $3 more than the French site, but they want $18 to ship them to me. (Much more if I needed them quickly)