TGV: Totally good vehicle

By | May 20, 2017

This trip, we decided to use trains around France in preference to hiring a car.  We’re very glad that we did as the experience so far has been excellent.  We embarked on the TGV from Lyon this morning at 9.04am and are so far on time to reach Paris just after 11.00am. Two hours.  The Google maps estimate for the same trip by car is about four and a half hours.

On board, we have power outlets at every seat and free wifi, logged into using our booking number, and a speed of up to 300kph.

Yes, it would be a massive investment in infrastructure to replicate but on some key routes in New South Wales this would be a massive leap ahead.



Along with the access to wifi, the system also provides additional information, a record of data usage, trip and location information and even allows the unlocking of a badge as we top the 300kph mark.


We’ll arrive in Paris at Gare de Lyon and find the left luggage area before some quick exploration. We join our friends from the USA later this afternoon when we board the MPS Zwaantje which will be moored in the Seine.

The barge stays moored in Paris tonight and tomorrow night before our journey eastward on the Marne commences and we hit the bikes each day.

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