- Travel fast and in comfort to France with Thalys and TGV
- Enjoy the beautiful French countryside
- Arrive in the centre of the city
- Book up to 3 months before departure
With TGV to the South-West of France
Almost nothing beats a holiday in sunny South-West France. The seaside town of Biarritz, the Catholic pilgrimage town of Lourdes and the wine region around Bordeaux offer everything that makes a holiday in France so desirable. But don’t forget to visit Poitiers and Agen too.
Practical information for TGV
Changing trains in Paris
If you are travelling to France with TGV you will have to change trains in Paris. With Thalys you will travel from Amsterdam Centraal, Schiphol and Rotterdam Centraal on the high-speed track to Paris Gare du Nord. There you take the metro. Metro tickets are available at the bar carriage on Thalys or from the vending machines at the stations (bring enough loose change). Your layover in Paris is about an hour; the booking module takes this into account.
From Gare du Nord take metro line 4 to Mairie de Montrouge, to Gare Montparnasse station, where TGVs depart to several destinations in the (South-)East of France.
You can find more information in the following PDF document: Download detailed transfer information from Gare du Nord to Gare Montparnasse.
More information on the transfer can also be found on the page about transit stations..
Do you need to wait a while for your TGV connection? At Paris Gare du Nord, you will find a large number of facilities to make the wait more pleasant.
TGV has different pricing levels. Prices depend on the time of booking (early booking is cheaper!) and the flexibility of the ticket relating to rebook and cancel. TGV can be booked three months in advance. SNCF sometimes extends this for 4-5 months, you can see this in the booking module.
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