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Nicky and Susanne of hidden europe magazine posted on our blog last week about the joys of night trains in Europe. Today, they came across a Cheapo-friendly night train offer from TGV, the French railway:
When we wrote last week’s post, we assumed that First Scotrail’s Caledonian Sleeper services (nightly from London Euston to over forty destinations in Scotland) was Europe’s best overnight rail travel deal. Just £19 one way in the comfort of a sleeping car, if you are lucky to get one of the cheapest tickets.
But now the French railways have come up with an even better deal for the summer: €15 one way overnight on French night trains. Okay, not quite the comfort of the Caledonian Sleeper, but in a couchette.
The fare can be booked until July 14, and is valid for travel on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights until August 28, 2008. It applies on selected internal French routes using Lunea and Corail night trains.
Book on the official TGV website. If the €15 fare is sold out, you’ll be offered the next available fare (€25 and up).