By TGV to Paris

By TGV to Paris

Paris is a bit further from Mainbresson, but if you are staying at the vacation home for a week, for example, it can still be a nice day trip. Just be sure to set aside a long day for it, as traveling there takes about 2 hours.

You can easily travel to Paris on the TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse), France's high-speed train, from the nearby town of Rethel (a 30-minute drive). You can buy tickets on the website of the SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français), the French railroads, or at the train station in Rethel.

To travel from Rethel to Paris by TGV, go to the train station, which is located in the city center.

There are a number of options for free parking in Rethel.

  • There are some downtown parking lots that are free. You can usually find a spot, but if it's very busy during the week these can also fill up a little faster. h
  • There is also a free parking lot on the outskirts of town called "Parc Relais." This parking lot is on the outskirts of town, so you will have to walk to the center or take the bus.
  • There are also some free parking lots at supermarkets and shopping centers near the center.

From the train station, you can take a TGV to the "Gare de l'Est" train station in Paris. The ride takes about 1 hour and 20 to 30 minutes. The TGV usually departs several times a day, depending on the day of the week. On weekdays, there are usually more departures than on weekends. It is advisable to book early because ticket prices tend to be higher if you book at the last minute.

When you travel by TGV, you can enjoy comfortable seats, free Wi-Fi and onboard catering service. It is a quick and easy way to travel from Rethel to Paris. Since you don't have to park your car, it usually doesn't save a lot of money. Moreover, it takes longer to get to Paris by car.