Rail Europe : Explore France in Comfort and Style with New High-Speed Trains

Rail Europe (External link) , the largest distributor of European rail products worldwide, invites travelers to journey from the City of Light through iconic and historic wine regions all the way to the southern reaches of France aboard the latest fleet of high-speed trains. The new “TGV Océane” will operate services between Paris, Bordeaux and Toulouse. The new fleet has the capacity to reach speeds of 199 mph (320 km/h).

The new first- and second-class seats have been designed to enhance traveler comfort. Warm woods, soft leather, natural lighting and high quality fabrics, combined with improved connectivity ensure that travellers reach their destination in style and comfort.

First-class seats are equipped with wood table top embedded into the seatback, individual power point, and personal USB port. Unique to the TGV Océane trains, each first-class seat pivots 180 degrees to face the direction of travel. The second-class cars, features seats equipped with extra-wide tray tables, personal USB ports and 220v power points. A variety of seating arrangements accommodate families and groups of all sizes.

The airy café-bar mirrors the modern design of the first- and second-class cabins, utilizing clean lines and light materials, including natural woods, white Corian panels and soft leathers. The open service counter features a broad wooden bar and refrigerated displays. Red table lamps, designed by famed French lighting designer Ionna Vautrin, add pops of color while creating a warm and inviting space. Small group seating and standing counter space are available for travelers to enjoy snacks.

Throughout the train, a series of enhancements to improve traveler experiences include:

*Luggage spaces
*Two seat option for those traveling with bicycles
*A nursery unit with changing table
*Enhanced accessibility for limited-mobility or disabled travellers
*Screen displays with on-board information system, designed to provide status updates during both normal operation and service disruptions
*Enhanced connectivity with 4G WiFi service provided free of charge through Orange, beginning July 2017

Now through January 8, 2017, Paris’s Musée des Arts Décoratifs within the Louvre Palace will be showcasing the famed Frenchman, industrial designer Roger Tallon’s work in several areas, including the Corail train and the TGV Duplex as part of the“Roger Tallon: The Design in Movement” exhibition (External link) .

To learn more about French rail travel, visit Rail Europe's website (External link) .

To make a booking, visit Rail Europe’sdedicated agent website (External link) .