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“Better than Amtrak”
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TGV
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$488.07*
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Avignon and Provence Day Trip from Paris by TGV Train
Ranked #11 of 140 Transportation in Paris
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Reviewed October 3, 2012

My boyfriend and I booked a round trip from Paris to Lourdes on 9/15 and then 9/17. The trip was reasonably comfortable, the route was scenic, and the train car moved faster than an Amtrak train (at least my impression of Amtrak). Thank goodness there was no strike. Also, we bought a bike lock for our luggage, but no one else seemed to use one, and there seemed to be no problem with luggage theft. Overall, TGV is a reliable, affordable way to commute between cities in France.

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Reviewed September 25, 2012

We very often travel from either Lausanne or Geneva to Paris by TGV, but are getting seriously annoyed by the quality offered. The trains are now over 15 years old, never re-furbished, seriously dirty, and instead of offering a decent "wagon restaurant" they offer a cold, poor quality meal and a uncomfortable bar with a super-limited choice. They have announced new trains to arrive "soon" but when interrogated, it turns out that they will replace them with some models from 2007 they operate somewhere else in France. It would really help if they would benchmark with the ICE in Germany , they offer a much better quality and restaurant service.

Thank Swisscheck
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

An update on my problem with TGV issuing wrong tickets. TGV refused to acknowledge the mistake. Fortunately, Mastercard has a dispute resolution process and were able to fix the problem. Everyone needs to know, you have the right to dispute, with your credit card provider, any transaction where the delivered good is not as described.

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Reviewed September 22, 2012

went first class on our way from Paris to Avignon and loved it. So fast and easy. No problem finding our train. In the Paris station, make sure you get pastries at Paul! On our way back from Avignon to Paris, we went 2nd class which wasn't that bad during our 3 hour ride.

Thank sublimetimesforme
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

fast and efficient. left on time and arrived on the dot. Booked the seats in Paris day before we travelled. where told that if we booked some time in advance we would have been able to get far cheaper fares. Seats upstairs on the train. scenery superb. far better than driving.

Thank Linnette H
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