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# 252943 18-Jul-2019 10:15
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Going to spend a week or so in France in August September and will be doing some train travel ideally on the TGV. That would be Paris Avignon Montpellier Bordeaux with actual train travel on two days. It seems a travel pass would be the best option but I don't have any experiences with buying them from some of the online websites available. Has anybody had any experience with buying those rail passes from some of the resellers and if so any recommendations? Thanks.




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  # 2278738 18-Jul-2019 10:15
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Allow me to introduce you folks to our new travel community: TravelTalk NZ.

 

We hope to see you there!

 





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  # 2278755 18-Jul-2019 10:20
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Try Seat61. It's a great ressource for train travel anywhere in the world. 


 
 
 
 




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  # 2278765 18-Jul-2019 10:40
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Thanks. I was hoping to get some personal experience from French rail pass sites. Like this one

https://www.raileurope.co.nz/pass/france-pass-57




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  # 2279336 18-Jul-2019 23:27
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We spent 73 hours on trains in an 8 week Europe trip in 2016, another 30 hours on a 4 week trip in 2017.
Seat 61 is an amazing resource.
Loco2.com was the site I used to book 90% of the train trips. Very easy and never had an issues.
If you know when and where you are going, booking in advance is significantly cheaper than a rail pass.
Train travel in West and Central Europe is a great experience, much better than flying.



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  # 2279601 19-Jul-2019 13:56
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Since I'm only traveling from Paris to Avignon to Bordeaux via Montpelier I found it was cheaper to just buy tickets for each sector.

The prices are really cheap and services are frequent so it worked out well.




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  # 2279654 19-Jul-2019 14:18
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Have a great trip.

 

We loved Avignon, will be going back to stay a bit longer there.

 

 

 

Hopefully, no train strikes (the French like to strike :))


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