theresa parkinson

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How long are the train trips from Bayeux to Blois, from Blois to Nimes, and from Nimes to Anency?

Would like to travel France completely by train. Thinking of taking the train from Paris to Bayeux and to make numerous smaller train trips in Normandy using Bayeux as a base. Next we would like to visit the Loire Valley , basing our day trips from either Amboise or Blois. After Blois we would like to go south to Nimes, making several day trips to Aix,Arles and Carcassonne. After Nimes we plan to travel to Anency and then make a day trip to Chamonix.

I would appreciate any suggestions about how to best accomplish this by rail in three weeks time. I am most concerned about the availability of connections and the length of each journey. Thanks for your suggestions!

Will be traveling in mid September.

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Rail Europe Posted 3 years ago

Dear Theresa,

Thank you for your question.

France Rail Pass is advised for your travel.

The France Rail Pass is the ultimate pass to explore France, the world’s most popular tourist destination. You can travel free on TER trains.

Despite having a pass reservations are mandatory with additional cost on high-speed trains, night trains, scenic trains and border crossing trains.

Please click on the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

Reservation Included sector will require reservations.

Reservations not included sector are regional trains you can travel free with pass.

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "Seat Reservation" and select your pass name from the list & then feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.


Aamir, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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