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trains in france

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trains in france

what is the trip like from Paris to Amboise, & Amboise to Nantes? Is it direct, or are there easy changes?

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1. Re: trains in france

There are direct trains from Gare Austerlitz to Amboise, taking about 2 hours. Amboise to Nantes is also about 2 hours, but requires a change at St Pierre des Corps. This is not a large station, so it should not be difficult to change.

Tickets go on sale 90 days before travel, and the cheapest tickets may sell out quickly. You can get train times and costs, and make bookings, in English at www.tgv-europe.com/en . If you can get the cheapest tickets, known as PREMs, you can print them on your computer. For other tickets, say you want to collect in France. You can collect from a staffed ticket office at a station or from an SNCF boutique shop. If you have a "chip-and-PIN" card, you can also collect from a ticket machine. To collect, you must have the *exact* same card used for the booking.

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2. Re: trains in france

A quicker route to Amboise from Paris would be to get a TGV train from Paris Montparnasse to St Pierre-des-Corps and change there for the couple of stops back to Amboise. If you can get a Prem fare on the TGV it may even be cheaper..

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