TGV richting Lille en Nantes

TGV to Lille and Nantes

  • Travel fast and in comfort to France with Thalys and TGV
  • Enjoy the beautiful French countryside
  • Arrive in the centre of the city
  • Over 20 destinations in Normandy and Brittany
  • Book up to 3 months before departure

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With TGV to the West of France

A trip to the West of France comes highly recommended. Culture lovers can also visit Lille. Besides museums and richly decorated fa├žades, you can indulge French culinary delights in numerous restaurants and cafes in the old town centre. But Le Mans, Rennes, Brest, or the cultural centre are Nantes are also well worth a visit!

Practical information for TGV

Changing trains in Paris

If you are travelling to France with TGV you will have to change trains in Paris. With Thalys you will travel from Amsterdam Central Station, Schiphol and Rotterdam Central Station on the high-speed track to Paris Gare du Nord. There you take the metro. Metro tickets are available at the bar carriage on Thalys or from the vending machines at the stations (bring enough loose change). Your layover in Paris is about an hour; the booking module takes this into account.

From Gare du Nord, change to metro line 4 towards Mairie de Montrouge, to Gare Montparnasse, from where TGVs leave for many destinations in South West France.

You can find more information in the PDF document: Download detailed transfer information from Gare du Nord to Gare Montparnasse.

More information on the transfer can also be found on the page about transit stations.

Do you need to wait a while for your TGV connection? At Paris Gare du Nord, you will find a large number of facilities to make the wait more pleasant.

Rates TGV

TGV has different pricing levels. Prices depend on the time of booking (early booking is cheaper!) and the flexibility of the ticket relating to rebook and cancel. TGV can be booked three months in advance. SNCF sometimes extends this for 4-5 months, you can see this in the booking module.

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