London to Paris, Paris to Marseilles, and back to Paris (with other trips). Is the best way tickets or a rail pass?

Ok, I need to travel from London to Paris; then I want to travel from Paris to Marseilles and back to Paris, but I want to also travel while I'm in Paris and Marseilles to other remote countrysides in between staying within France for a total of 11 days...what is the best way to travel Tickets or Pass???
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  • Jeff (Official Rep) April 17, 2017 17:44
    Hi LaDonna,

    Since you'll be taking the Eurostar from London to Paris and also doing a roundtrip between Paris and Marseille, the Eurail France Pass would be the best option for you.

    For the Eurail France Pass, you would click here: https://www.raileurope.com/rail-tickets-passes/france-pass/index.html.

    For travel with a rail pass, you would purchase any reservations by clicking the 'Seat Reservations' tab on our homepage (www.raileurope.com), entering a route, and indicating the type of rail pass with which you'll be traveling (i.e. a 'Eurail France Pass').

    London to Paris

    As of just this year, any Eurail Pass that includes France is valid to cover the Eurostar trains from London to Paris. The Eurostar will just require reservations as a supplement to the pass. The Eurostar can sell out quickly, so it is recommended that these reservations be purchased as soon as possible. Generally, the Eurostar can be reserved 6 to 9 months in advance of a departure.

    Paris to Marseille

    From Paris to Marseille, you would take a high-speed TGV train. These trains will also require reservations as a supplement to the rail pass. Generally, trains in France can only be reserved once within 90 days of an intended departure date.
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