Train St Raphael → Paris
Duration 4h42 - From AU$32
St Raphael, enjoy idleness! Sea and sun, welcome to St Raphaël, on the world-famous french Côte d'Azur. Facing the Mediterraneean sea, St Raphaël is a 36 000 inhabitants town which attracts a lot of tourists each year, looking for sandy beaches and bustling nightlife. Learn more about St Raphael
Paris, the capital of France This is it! You are nearing a visit to the one of the world’s greatest cities, Paris! The capital of France is also known as the City of Light. This enchanting city, at the crossroads of cultures, is the capital of fashion and home to world highlights such as the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Avenue des Champs Elysées, to name but a few. In terms of architectural beauty, art history, events, gastronomy and sheer extravagance, Paris is a milestone ahead of any other city on earth. Beyond the highlights of the city, Paris is the ideal place to discover the French art de vivre. Take a seat in a café and simply enjoy the scene in front of you: locals shopping fresh food from authentic markets, people taking their time for lunch which usually lasts more than an hour, women and men who are well groomed in a simple yet fashionable way… Simple things that make life much more enjoyable. When it’s time to eat, you’ll be spoilt for choice. Indeed, Paris has a wealth of restaurants serving specialities from every corner of the world. And of course you don’t come to this amazing city without having a morning croissant, lunch in a neighbourhood bistro or dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurants if you wish to have a treat. Paris has one of the world’s most extensive public transport systems. You can take a taxi if you are not much of an adventurer, but that would be a pity! Metro (subway or underground), buses and city bicycles are much more fun and are very easy to use, even for beginners. Go to any metro station and ask the RATP staff to help you out with the best ticket option. Don’t forget to ask for a free tourist map. It takes more than a couple of days to discover Paris, but you can plan your visit according to our 3-day itinerary to see the best of the City of Light. Learn more about Paris
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"I was recommended by our French supplier to use the TGV to travel from Paris to St Raphael and return. As I had a tight schedule, I had an early train to St. Raphael, and an evening train back. Catching the train, and the train itself, (seating etc) was good, and the trip went well until there was a very unfortunate (I believe fatal) incident on the tracks just past Avignon. This is obviously beyond the control of Rail Europe and TGV, however I was disappointed at the quality of information, particularly to a non-French speaker. There appeared to be only one conductor who spoke English, and after delays at the Avignon Station, the train headed back towards Paris!!! It turned out it was going back so it could go on another route around the problem, but as this happened quite suddenly, I was unable to do anything about it!! If I had known, or been informed, I would have left the train and hired a car, as I was now close to my destination - unfortunately, I ended up 3 hours late, and only had 1 and 1/2 hours at St Raphael to conduct my business, which I had come from Australia for! A short English speaking announcement (as happens on many other train systems, such as Japan, and as actually occurred on the return trip!!) would have allowed me many other options and saved several hours for my already tight schedule, and improved the business being attended to in St Raphael. The journey otherwise is quite comfortable, but I would think carefully about other options next time. Cheer "