has six big stations, each serving a specific region:
Gare Saint - Lazare : Normandy and Paris West
Metro : "Saint Lazare" line 3, 12 & 13.
Gare Montparnasse :Brittany, Atlantic Coast and TGV trains to
south-west France. (The whole of the west of France (Brittany)
and the south-west by TGV. This makes Nantes 2h from Paris, Bordeaux
3h, Toulouse 2h)
Metro : "Montparnasse-Bienvenüe" line 4, 12 &
Gare du Nord : North of France, Benelux. Great Britain by Eurostar.
Metro : "Gare du Nord" line 4 & 5 RER : line B &
Gare de l'Est: East of France and Germany (East of France (Strasbourg,
Nancy, Reims) and Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany and Austria)
Metro : "Gare de l'Est" line 4, 5 & 7.
Gare de Lyon : South and south-east France and Europe (The whole
of the south-east of France (Rhône valley, Provence, Riviera
- Côte d'Azur and Switzerland, Italy and Greece). The TGV
makes Lyon 2h from Paris, Montpellier and Marseille 4h)
Metro : "Gare de Lyon" line 1. RER : line A & D
Gare d'Austerlitz : Loire Valley and south-west France, Spain
and Portugal (Loire Valley and south-west France (Bordeaux, the
Pyrenees) and Spain and Portugal)
Metro : "Gare d'Austerlitz" line 5 & 10 .
RER : line C
TGV Thalys links Belgium and the Netherlands daily with Paris.
Tel. 08 36 35 35 36
TGV Eurostar joins London, Waterloo Station, with Paris, Gare du
Nord, in 3h (1 or 2 departures every hour.)
Tel. 08 36 35 35 39
Tel : 08 36 35 35 35
Internet : www.sncf.fr
stations, SNCF shops and authorized travel agencies and in the Espace
du Tourisme Ile-de-France in the Louvre Carrousel.
lines : tel. 08 36 35 35 35 (2.23 F / min.)
Timetable daily 7h-22h
: tel. 01 53 90 20 20
RER Ile-de-France : tel. 01 53 90 10 10
Daily from 06h to 22h
: tel. 08 36 35 35 39 (2.23F/min.)
Travellers with reduced mobility: 0 800 15 47 53 (free no.)
compulsory for the TGV (price variable depending on the date and
of tickets :
of telephone reservations in the stations (at the ticket office
or from the ticket vending machines), in the SNCF shops and authorized
travel agencies. Possibility of having your tickets sent to you
free on paying for your telephone reservation by credit card.
hire in the stations
195 stations of France, SNCF and Avis propose a car hire service.
The car reservation can be made at the same time as buying the train
ticket. A wide choice of hire formulas at preferential rates is
Leaflets on «Train+Location de voiture» or «Train=Hôtel»
formulae available in the stations on request.
SNCF or Avis Tel. 01 46 10 60 60 (from Paris) or 0 800 325 325 (free
from the provinces).