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Paris-Lille by TGV in 1st class: zero service but we’ve seen worse

Absolutely no service between Paris and Lille on this TGV in 1st class, but a certain level of comfort, which in the end is all that matters. So it's off to Gare du Nord for the start of our trip,...

Cheap train tickets? It doesn’t exist, or almost doesn’t

There is one main obstacle to the development of truly low-cost rail services: the very heavy infrastructure requirements of this mode of transport, both in terms of construction and maintenance. Between galloping inflation, erosion of purchasing power and rising...

Paris-Strasbourg on Deutsche Bahn ICE, 1st class: a very cheap first class

Deutsche Bahn's ICE First Class product offers a relatively mediocre experience compared to its European competitors, particularly in terms of hard product. Always curious to try out new things, I took advantage of my trip to Strasbourg to try...

Spain’s Renfe high-speed trains soon to enter the French market

Spanish operator Renfe is set to begin high-speed train services on the Paris-Lyon line in 2024, just before the Olympic Games. Even if the French rail network is open to competition, few operators have yet come to compete with SNCF...

Lyon-Paris on Trenitalia : weird service

While Trenitalia and its Executive Class are second to none on the Paris-Lyon route, the service varies greatly from trip to trip. For this return trip I did not make the same mistake as the last time I booked...

Paris-Lyon in executive class on Trenitalia: as good as usual

Trenitalia's Executive Class is the most comfortable way to travel between Paris and Lyon despite a somewhat irregular service. Invited to attend a Euroleague basketball game in Villeurbanne on a Friday evening, I took the opportunity to spend a weekend...

Lyon-Paris, SNCF TGV inOui in Business Première: false advertising or deliberate scam?

It's time to go back to Paris after this excellent but too short stay in Lyon. And for once it is almost with joy and in any case with a lot of impatience that I booked a TGV in...

Paris-Lyon in Executive on Trenitalia: it makes you want to love trains!

I had two ideas in mind: to spend some time in Lyon and to test the service offered by Trenitalia on this line opened to competition. Some people often tell us that we only want to travel by plane...

Eurostar Standard Premier, Londres St. Pancras – Bruxelles Midi : very decent

After a short wait in the Business Premier lounge, I go tothe boarding of my Eurostarto Brussels, which starts about 30 minutes before departure. As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed: Boarding I wait a few minutes after the boarding announcement...