FLASH: France: TGV summer sale, first-class fares €35
Traveling in France this summer and still haven’t purchased your train tickets? You could be in luck–France’s high-speed rail service, the TGV, today announced €35 fares all over France for July and August 2011 travel.
* Sale dates: July 12, 2011 until August 22, 2011
* Travel dates: July 15, 2011 and August 25, 2011
Read more and find fares on the TGV Web site (in French).
Don’t speak francais?
We’ve written before that the TGV Web site offers better fares on its French-language version than it does on its “US” version, which sells tickets through RailEurope, quite often at marked-up rates.
We were able to find information on the English-language site about this summer sale. However, during the search process, if you select “USA” for the “Ticket Collection Country” your search will be redirected to RailEurope, and you won’t see these sale prices. (Perhaps they have some of the sale fares, but we couldn’t find them.)
Therefore, Americans have two choices:
1) If you read French, search for and book the ticket in French. You can then print your own tickets from home. Voila.
2) When searching for fares, if you select “Great Britain” for your “Ticket Collection Country,” you will see an English-language version of the site with the sale fares. If you book the ticket as an “E-Ticket,” it will be emailed to you and you can print it out from home.