Travelling by train to France and
rail holidays within France are popular experiences. France may be the
destination in itself for your holiday, or you may spend time in France on your
way by train to other countries such as Italy, Spain, Austria or Switzerland.
Train travel through France is one of the best ways to see the changes in
scenery from north to south and west to east. Expressions Holidays can
tailor-make your rail holiday to France. We will navigate through the options
to select the most appropriate and convenient trains for your holiday. We offer
a range of hotels such as luxury five star and charming boutique hotels.How you travel to France by trainA rail holiday to France starts
with a journey by Eurostar from London St Pancras, Ebbsfleet or Ashford stations in the UK to either Paris Gare du Nord
or Lille. Not all trains stop at the Ebbsfleet and Ashford stations in Kent, but parking is plentiful at both stations and it allows you to avoid London. You may wish to start your French holiday with a night or more in Paris, or with a simple change of station in Paris continue further
into France. For certain destinations such as the Mediterranean you can change
in Lille Europe station which is a very straightforward connection with no
change of station required. In summer months there are direct trains on
Saturdays from London St Pancras to Avignon with no change required. On arrival at your French
destination, you can either explore with a hire car, or if you prefer we will
arrange private transfers from the train station to your hotel. For more information regarding rail services to and within France, view our train guide.Suggested holidaysWe have assembled some
suggestions for rail holidays to France. These include journeys by train to
Provence, Catalonia and the Basque Country, the Loire Valley and the French Riviera. We can tailor-make rail
holidays using any of our featured French hotels. You can travel one or both
ways by train – the other direction, you can fly or sometimes travel by ferry.
A combination of France with Italy, Spain or Switzerland is very popular.
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Find out more about France
Paris Airport Main airports are in Paris, Bordeaux and Lyon, with scheduled and low cost airlines flying into the country from all over the UK. Currency Euro (£1 = Euro 1.24) Size Roughly 600 miles wide and 700 miles long Population 66 million Average temperature Varies dramatically, from about 8 degrees in winter in Brittany to 26 degrees in summer in Corsica, with snow on the Alps and Pyrenees year-round
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