TGV Train Transportation
From Paris, Station List,
Travel In France

Speed limits will be clearly marked and the Rotary will be a welcome site with its directions to various towns.  Gassing up is similar to US with credit card and automatic shut-off at modern pumps. Car rental are available in all large cities and at many TGV Train Stations.
Information for those renting a vehicle in Provence
Do You need an International Driving Permit to drive in Europe.
In France and Italy you can rent a car and do not need to show an International Permit, only your drivers license    Italian law requires that See Article

Train To Avignon and Marseille

Paris TGV Trains: Paris to Avignon in less than two and a half hours from Gare Lyon.
Rental cars are available at many TGV Stations including Avignon. Trains reach Marseille in about 3 hours

Fast Trains

Paris Transportation Includes the TGV Train, A Fast Train (180 mph) Within France or a Fast Link To Other Parts of Europe.

. Air conditioning exists in coach ( 2nd class) and there is ample luggage space for carry-on luggage.  Bikes can go aboard in bike bags as hand luggage. All baggae hand carry, self store
Paris TGV Train from Gare Lyon can reach Marseilles in the South of France  in about three hours.

TGV Train Transportation From Paris: (Gare) Stations  List

At  180 miles an hour these TGV (Train a Gran Vitesse) trains offer an alternative to air service.
From Paris
Gare de Lyon (station) the TGV trains connect south to Nice Marseilles Avignon, Dijon, Lyon and into the French Alps and then beyond to Italy and Switzerland.
Gare du Nord,  (station) the Eurostar fast train goes to London via the channel tunnel.  Other fast trains go to Belgium, Cologne, and the Netherlands.  From Gare du Nord the TGV trains serve Northern France.
Also from Gare du Nord, the
RER (conventional) train serves to CDG Airport.

Gare de L'Est, TGV trains serve Alsace, Strasbourg, Switzerland, and Germany.  

TGV Trains from
Gare Montparnasse serve southeast of Paris to Bordeaux Saint Malo, and Nantes.

TGV Transportation From Paris offers high speed trains throughout France from Five Paris Stations.
Use the
list of stations below to choose TGV Transportation from Paris and reach all of France rapidly with high-speed, TGV trains that serve France and Western Europe from Paris.  (See

Station List, Destinations Below)

Paris, Charles de Gaulle TGV Airport

The Newest  TGV station at terminal 2 serves many destinations with high speed trains including Marseilles, Dijon,  Lyon, Montpelier, Bordeaux, Lillie, Strasbourg, Le Harve, Grenoble, Le mans, Nantes, Nimes, Toulouse,  Valence, and Tours
TGV serves Marne La Vallée–Chessy the station for EuroDisney (10 minutes)

Reservations are required on the TGV trains.  Make them well in advance, the trains can fill up.

TGV London To Paris

The TGV system is continually expanded and new equipment has repeatedly set speed records,one of 357 MPH on a test run in 2007.
The TGV trains now reach over 200 destinations within France and Western Europe.

With  a three hour and fifteen minute trip from
Paris to London via the tunnel and a two and a half hour trip to Avignon in Provence the TGV trains have competed successfully with air travel.

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