Train Paris → Le MansFrom AU$ 23
- Departure station : Paris mont 3 vaug ( )
Paris montparnasse (17, Boulevard de Vaugiraud 75741 Paris cedex 15)
travellers in 2015
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Main stations in Paris and Le Mans
Paris Gare Montparnasse Train Station
Address: 17, Boulevard de Vaugiraud 75741 Paris cedex 15Opening hours: Monday to Friday: 4:30am to 1:30am
Saturday and Sunday: 4:30am to 1:30am Trains operating in and from this station:
High speed trains (TGV), Regional trains (TER), Intercity trains
SNCF rail agents, Disabled Facilities, Wheelchairs and boarding ramps, Business Lounge and Waiting Rooms, Lost and found, Places to eat in the station, Currency exchange, Tourist Information Point, Toilets, Luggage storage, Wi-Fi Internet, ATM and Phone cabins.
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Reviews & ratings Paris - Le Mans
Once again, very smooth and comfortable ride to Ecommoy. Excellent clean facilities and seating areas. Thank you.
This was an amazing experience. The speed at which the train travels, the excellent cleanliness and provisions provided are second to none. Thank you for providing such an efficient service.
First class seats were comfortable. Trip was fast (one stop only). However we found it difficult to manage the luggage and thre was a lack of space for large luggage cases. The buffet cart unfortunately had very little choice and service was slow. Were disappointed that passengers were loitering and sitting on their bags in the area between carriages, where we had to leave our luggage!!
40 minutes before our train was due to arrive at Le Mans, we discovered is was delayed by one hour. OMG we had a flight to catch at CDG, this was going to make us late! Fortunately I noticed there was a train arriving in 2 minutes which was also going to CDG, so a mad dash to the correct platform, a chat with the friendly Station attendant who assured us we could use our ticket on this train, we boarded and then sought further clarification from the Train Attendant that indeed we were okay to take a vacant seat and the train would get us to CDG slightly earlier than our original train selection. All in all, very happy!
Coming from Australia, one of the great joys of visiting France is rail travel and specifically the TGV - north, south, east or west - there's nothing better than speeding through the always picturesque French countryside by train. My only complaint ?? The journey's are never long enough, such is the level of enjoyment for the whole family. It's the only way to travel around France !!
As a tourist, I found both booking
The carriage number printed on the downloaded PDF ticket was very difficult to read
This was one of several trips we did over last 3 weeks. Train was on time, booked seats essential as we had to remove a family who had squatted in our seats, but no argument. Great trip through scenic countryside but stressful transfer to next connection. We had been warned by Rail Europe to take care with only 20 minutes between trains but made it with 1 minute to spare!! Great way to get around Europe and looking forward to next trip!
Rapid and efficient service; the only thing which would have improved it would be a proper dining car on the train.
We had to make two separate bookings (A to B then B to C) to get to our destination to receive a cheaper price than booking A-C. The way prices change so much depending on when they are booked is also frustration just like the airlines).
When travelling to regional France on arrival at CDG airport, it is a great benefit after the long flight from Australia not to have to go into Paris to get to the right train station and then on to your destination. The last few times I have visited France, I have travelled directly to Toulouse, Bordeaux and now Le Mans. This is the first time I travelled 2nd class and found it less crowded than 1st, and the luggage storage space was also better, The only problem was exiting - trying to get myself and my suitcase past all the people and their cases in the door area was very tricky. Also, there was no message board saying which station was coming up, and being tired, I was nervous I would miss it. All in all, though, an excellent experience
Overall our experience was positive. The train was smooth, wast and quite. It was hard to imagine we could get to Le Mans in an hour, but we did, despite a thunderstorm on the day. A few things could be improved though. Firstly, it took a bit of time to find the carriage number and the seats, as the numeration of seats was a bit confusing. It was even harder on the way back to Paris, as the train was full and our seats were taken by mistake. Also, we don’t like seating backwards, while travelling – it would be a comfortable option to rotate the chair. The toilet fee at Gare Montparnasse was Euro 0.5. Not a big deal, but in my opinion toilets at train stations and airports should be always free (or included in the cost of tickets in other words).
all the bookings we made and the service was first class except the train did not arrive to take us to the airport. really great.it cost us as much again to get from paris to the airport in order to catch our flight
This train was a smaller inter city train no bookings however this train was not heavily utilised. The big benifit of train travel is that at your end destination you find yourself in the center of your destination, far better than flying and airport locations and in about the same time city to city.