I was thinking of buying a railpass - the Saverpass (any 4 days unlimited train travel in 1 month) from www.raileurope.com. I then went to About Reservations (on the left of this page) and then I chose Premier Trains - TGV and I booked our first leg of the trip and chose the "I have a rail pass" option. The results of the search came out and it said that I have to pay X amount for the first leg of the trip? So am I double paying - once for the Saverpass and again for the cost of the first leg of our trip? If I am double paying what is the point of the Saverpass? How is it worthwhile to buy one of these passes? I am confused.
If I go to http://www.voyages-sncf.com, am I just buying regular tickets for the different legs of my trip - that is, these tickets are independent of the Saverpass?
Also on this site, I noticed links to PREMS, iDTGV. What should I use to book my tickets?
What is the advantage of using one method of buying tickets over the other??? What am I not understanding....
Our itinerary is as follows - Bob S we took your recommendations!
*Paris (3 nights), then onwards to Bordeaux
*Bordeaux (2 nights), then onwards to Montpellier
*Montpelllier (2 nights) onwards to Nice
*Nice (2 nights), then onwards to Avignon
*Avignon (2 nights) then onwards to Lyon
*Lyon (2 nights) and the back to Paris