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Best pass option for Paris to Rennes, Rennes to Avignon, & Avignon to Nice? Is the best way to take the TGV?

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  • March 19, 2018 18:28
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Yvonne,<br /><br />For travel in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a>, you would purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Eurail France Pass</a>. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/pass/france-rail-pass-5911">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911</a>.<br /><br />With this pass, a 6 and 9 year old would both actually be free. With Eurail Passes, two children (between the ages of 4 and 11) would be free per each adult.<br /><br />When you go to purchase the pass, you would refer to where it says 'WHO' and indicate that there will be 2 adults and 2 'youths'. After you indicate that there will be 2 youths, you will be prompted to enter their ages. By indicating that they are 6 and 9 and also checking the box where it says 'Adults traveling as a group get a discount', you would not be charged additional for the child passes.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> does connect the cities you're planning to visit. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail France Pass’). Generally, trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">France</a> can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> trains can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as it's possible.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Rennes</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris to Rennes</a>, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a>. The ride takes about 1.5 or 2 hours. Since these are <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> trains, reservations are required.<br /><br /><b><u>Rennes to Avignon</u></b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/rennes">Rennes</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/avignon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Avignon</a> takes about 5.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Paris</a> along the way. Trains from Rennes to Paris and Paris to Avignon are both <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains. Since these are <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">TGV</a> trains, reservations are required.<br /><br />When booking reservations for a trip from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/rennes">Rennes</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/avignon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Avignon</a>, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment.<br /><br />Also, our website has two different entries for <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/avignon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/city/avignon">Avignon</a>: 'Avignon TGV' and just 'Avignon'. 'Avignon TGV' refers to the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-tgv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/avignon-tgv">Avignon TGV station</a>, and 'Avignon' refers to the Avignon Centre station. Trains from Paris to Avignon will only arrive into the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-tgv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/avignon-tgv">Avignon TGV station</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from 'Rennes' to 'Paris' and another search for connecting trains from 'Paris' to 'Avignon TGV'.<br /><br />When you pull up the results of these searches, you will see that <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-7537">TGVs</a> from Rennes to Paris arrive into the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-montparnasse">Paris Montparnasse station</a>, while <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-7537">TGVs</a> from Paris to Avignon (Avignon TGV station) depart from the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-de-lyon">Paris Gare de Lyon station</a>. To commute from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-montparnasse">Montparnasse</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-de-lyon">Gare de Lyon</a>, you would take M4 of the Métro to the Châtelet Les Halles stop. At Châtelet Les Halles, you would switch to M14 of the Métro and take it to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-de-lyon">Gare de Lyon</a>. The ride on M4 and M14 between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-montparnasse">Montparnasse</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/paris-gare-de-lyon">Gare de Lyon</a> takes at least 15 to 20 minutes, but I would still advise allowing yourself at least an hour to make this transfer. You would pay to get on the Métro locally when you're there.<br /><br /><b><u>Avignon to Nice</u></b><br /><br />From Avignon to Nice, there are direct <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains. Since these are <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains, reservations are required. These trains depart from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-tgv" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Link http//wwwraileuropecom/place/avignon-tgv">Avignon TGV station</a>, so would enter your search as 'Avignon TGV' to 'Nice'..
  • March 19, 2018 18:20
    Jeff
    Changed title to Best pass option for Paris to Rennes, Rennes to Avignon, & Avignon to Nice? Is the best way to take the TGV?
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  • March 19, 2018 18:20
    Jeff
    Changed description to I am planning my trip from Paris &gt; Rennes &gt; Avignon &gt; Nice. Is the best way taking the TGV tain? We are a family of 4 (2 adults 2 kids aged 6 and 9), what passes shall we get or is there any family discount?
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  • March 19, 2018 18:14
    Jeff
    Change in reply by Jeff to Hi Yvonne,<br /><br />For travel in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow">France</a>, you would purchase the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911" rel="nofollow">Eurail France Pass</a>. For this pass, you would click here: <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911">http://www.raileurope.com/pass/france-rail-pass-5911</a>.<br /><br />With this pass, a 6 and 9 year old would both actually be free. With Eurail Passes, two children (between the ages of 4 and 11) would be free per each adult.<br /><br />When you go to purchase the pass, you would refer to where it says 'WHO' and indicate that there will be 2 adults and 2 'youths'. After you indicate that there will be 2 youths, you will be prompted to enter their ages. By indicating that they are 6 and 9 and also checking the box where it says 'Adults traveling as a group get a discount', you would not be charged additional for the child passes.<br /><br />The <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> does connect the cities you're planning to visit. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> trains do require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass.<br /><br />For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase reservations by searching a route on our homepage (<a href="http://www.raileurope.com" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com">www.raileurope.com</a>), checking the box that says ‘I have a rail pass’, and then indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a ‘Eurail France Pass’). Generally, trains in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/destinations/country-guides/article/france-10" rel="nofollow">France</a> can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date. <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> trains can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that reservations be purchased as soon as it's possible.<br /><br /><b><u>Paris to Rennes</u></b><br /><br />From <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train-tickets/journeys/article/paris-rennes" rel="nofollow">Paris to Rennes</a>, you would take a <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV</a>. The ride takes about 1.5 or 2 hours. Since these are <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> trains, reservations are required.<br /><br /><b>Rennes to Avignon</b><br /><br />A connection from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes">Rennes</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/avignon" rel="nofollow">Avignon</a> takes about 5.5 hours in duration and involves changing trains once in <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/paris" rel="nofollow">Paris</a> along the way. Trains from Rennes to Paris and Paris to Avignon are both <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains. Since these are <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow">TGV</a> trains, reservations are required.<br /><br />When booking reservations for a trip from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/rennes">Rennes</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/avignon" rel="nofollow">Avignon</a>, you would just have to piece together the connection by doing a separate search for each segment.<br /><br />Also, our website has two different entries for <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/city/avignon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/city/avignon">Avignon</a>: 'Avignon TGV' and just 'Avignon'. 'Avignon TGV' refers to the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-tgv" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-tgv">Avignon TGV station</a>, and 'Avignon' refers to the Avignon Centre station. Trains from Paris to Avignon will only arrive into the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-tgv" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-tgv">Avignon TGV station</a>. Therefore, you would do one search from 'Rennes' to 'Paris' and another search for connecting trains from 'Paris' to 'Avignon TGV'.<br /><br />When you pull up the results of these searches, you will see that <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGVs</a> from Rennes to Paris arrive into the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse">Paris Montparnasse station</a>, while <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGVs</a> from Paris to Avignon (Avignon TGV station) depart from the <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon">Paris Gare de Lyon station</a>. To commute from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse">Montparnasse</a> to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon">Gare de Lyon</a>, you would take M4 of the Métro to the Châtelet Les Halles stop. At Châtelet Les Halles, you would switch to M14 of the Métro and take it to <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon">Gare de Lyon</a>. The ride on M4 and M14 between <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-montparnasse">Montparnasse</a> and <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/place/paris-gare-de-lyon">Gare de Lyon</a> takes at least 15 to 20 minutes, but I would still advise allowing yourself at least an hour to make this transfer. You would pay to get on the Métro locally when you're there.<br /><br /><b><u>Avignon to Nice</u></b><br /><br />From Avignon to Nice, there are direct <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains. Since these are <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/train/tgv-7537">TGV</a> trains, reservations are required. These trains depart from <a href="http://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-tgv" rel="nofollow" title="Link: http://www.raileurope.com/place/avignon-tgv">Avignon TGV station</a>, so would enter your search as 'Avignon TGV' to 'Nice'..

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