The French rail network offers passengers the chance to travel anywhere within the country in a matter of hours. That wouldn't be possible without the iconic TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse); one of the fastest high-speed trains in Europe.
The service, operated by SNCF (the French national rail network) are the pride of the French rail system; fast, efficient, comfortable, reliable and cheap. TGVs serve around 150 destinations across France, as well as a number of international destinations. The service offers a range of train types, including dual-level 'Duplex' trains. TGV Est are the latest trains to join the fleet.
The TGV network is formed of a number of route segments:
- TGV Est - east of France;
- TGV Méditerranée - south and south-east of France;
- TGV Lyria - international services to Switzerland;
- TGV Atlantique - west of France;
- TGV Nord - north of France, linking with the Channel Tunnel;
- TGV Paris-Germany - international services to Germany;
- TGV Sud-Est - southeast of France;
- TGV France-Italy - international services to Italy; and
- TGV France-Spain - international services to Spain.