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The Paris-Nice Sleeper Train has Finally Been Restored

Romantic train journeys from Paris to the French Riviera are on the cards for this summer…


Eurostar is Now Offering Tickets From London to the French Alps

Skiing, anyone?


These Famous European Night Trains are Returning to Service

Passengers can soon ride the famous Train Bleu and Palombe Bleue


Review: London to Avignon by Eurostar’s Direct Service

Nicole Carmichael hopped on Eurostar’s fast train from London to Avignon to discover some fabulous food, art and culture London to Paris by Eurostar is one of the most popular train journeys in Europe but I was keen to see if the journey from London to Avignon in the south of France was just as […]

Station Guides

A Guide to Paris Gare du Nord

Literally translating to ‘the North Station’, Paris Gare du Nord is one of Paris’ six large terminus stations on the SNCF network. By the number of passengers, a staggering 222 million per year, it’s the busiest railway station in Europe, serving Northern France along with international destinations in Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and the United […]

Eurostar to Marseille – London to Marseille by Train

Bustling, sprawling, intriguing Marseille is the capital of Provence and home to a young multi-ethnic population that gives the city its buzz. This old city boasts great seafood and fabulous beaches, making it a great destination for a holiday travelling by Eurostar. Visitors will love the Insta-famous Old Harbour with its brightly painted houses and […]

Eurostar to Lyon – London to Lyon by Train

Lyon, the gourmet capital of France is a delight for travellers. Its stunning historic centre, Le Vieux Lyon, is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and it boasts the largest ensemble of Renaissance buildings in Europe. As you’d expect from a city with such a fantastic gourmet reputation, it boats many famous Michelin starred restaurants. But […]

Eurostar to Strasbourg – London to Strasbourg by Train

Home to the European Parliament, the ancient city of Strasbourg is the largest city in the Grand Est region of France. This vibrant destination shares a border with Germany and its food and culture are proudly Alsatian. You can travel to Strasbourg by Eurostar train from St Pancras International in 4 hours and 50 minutes. […]

Eurostar to Lille – London to Lille by Train

Buzzy Lille is the capital of the Hauts-de-France region and boasts a magnificent old town with French and Flemish architecture, some great art museums and local cuisine and a bustling nightlife that’s popular with the city’s 67,000 university students. You can reach France’s fourth-largest city on an easy 1 hour, 22-minute trip on Eurostar from […]

Eurostar to Avignon – London to Avignon by Train

Avignon is the heart of France’s Provence region and is a great place to visit any time of the year but particularly in the summer months when the weather is fine and the lavender is at its most splendid. The Eurostar train to Avignon runs from May to September, leaving St Pancras International on Monday morning and arriving five […]

Eurostar to Paris – London to Paris by Train

France’s alluring capital of Paris is the perfect place for a weekend away whether you’re a first timer or a committed Francophile looking for a Gallic fix. Get on board your Eurostar train early to enjoy the sights and tastes of this world-famous city including the Louvre, the Eiffel Tour and the Arc de Triomphe. […]

The Little Yellow Train of the Pyrenees – France

The Little Yellow Train is a historic metre-gauge railway in the French Pyrenees. The train takes passengers on a spectacular journey through the stunning countryside, starting at Villefranche de Conflent and journeying to the summit at Bolquère Eyne – France’s highest railway station at 1,592 metres. Finishing its journey at Latour de Carol, high up […]

Cannes to Ventimiglia Train – The Riviera Railway

The ‘Riviera Railway’ is easily one of the most scenic railway journeys in the world, journeying from glitzy Cannes on the French Riviera to the terracotta town of Ventimiglia in Italy’s Liguria. It’s an adventure of pastel-hued ports and incredible sea views, as the train hugs the Mediterranean coastline stopping at some of the most […]

Southern Europe

Le Train de la Rhune – Sare, South West France

Le Train de la Rhune railway is a scenic rail route in South-West France, in the beautiful Basque Country near the Spanish Border. The train takes passengers on a 10 km journey from Sare (near Saint-Jean-de-Luz) to the summit of the La Rhune Mountain, ascending to 905 metres in 35 minutes. First built in 1924, […]

Northern Europe Southern Europe

Thello Paris to Venice Train

What could be more romantic and fabulous than a train journey from Paris to Venice? The answer is not a lot… Allowing travellers to hop between two glorious cities, Thello runs overnight trains connecting Paris and Venice in just 13 hours, 47minutes. Passengers depart from Gare de Lyon in the evening and arrive in Venice […]

Northern Europe Southern Europe

Moscow to Nice Sleeper Train – Russian Railways

The Moscow to Nice sleeper train is one of the longest rail routes in the world, stretching 2,607 km across eight countries – in fact, it’s hard to believe it’s a railway line at all. The train has been operating since 2010, the first railway line connecting Russia and the French Riviera since the days […]