Rail Europe Selling New Direct High Speed Trains Between France and Spain

Travel News Asia Videos Podcasts Latest Travel News Asia Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Since 15th December 2013, direct high speed trains have been running between Barcelona and Paris, serving major cities in France such as Lyon, Toulouse, and Marseille, as well as Madrid in Spain.

Thanks to the direct train services, travellers no longer need to change trains in Figueres and can make the most of the new opportunities to travel between the South of France and two of Spains most iconic cities.

The France-Spain high speed service is quickly becoming a must for foreign travellers - making key touristic destinations in France and Spain more accessible.

Destinations beyond Paris, Barcelona and Madrid include Carcassonne a World Heritage site and the largest preserved fortified town in Europe, Toulouse also known as "the pink city", home of the Cit de lEspace theme park, Lyon renowned for its culinary and architectural heritage and Marseille famous for its old village atmosphere, fishing port and typical local cuisine.

Idyllic Spanish destinations include Girona a privileged city that enjoys an exceptional location between sea and mountains or Figueras the birthplace of Salvador Dal.

More than 1 million passengers are expected on France-Spain high speed trains in 2014.

Direct France-Spain High Speed trains are operated in close cooperation between the French and Spanish National Railways, SNCF and Renfe. Tickets in Asia can be purchased from Rail Europe.

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