The IDTGV just opened their winter reservations this morning, and if you book now you have a large choice of dates. Nice to Paris for 19€ seems too good to be true, but I’ve used these amazing tickets and there is no catch.
To see the fare calendar, just click here, put in any date then select ‘flexible’, and you’ll be taken to the monthly calendar showing the lowest fares. These super-cheap 19€ fares go fast, but as of this writing, half the days were still available in December, and January-February-March were wide open.
IDTGV tickets differ from regular TGV tickets in that they only available on-line, they have their own train cars, and they have a special line to board (so your ticket gets checked before you get on, as opposed to during your journey in the regular cars.) The IDTGV site is marketed to the young, and the difference is obvious from your first moment on the site… it’s hip, edgy, snappy, easy to use, available in English, and the service includes several innovative marketing twists: the choice of a quiet car (‘Zen‘) to read or sleep, or a lively car (‘Zap‘) to talk or meet people, and there are lots of extras available, from movies to games to trendy food, and sometimes even live music.
So book your train to Paris now and get in on the best deal of the winter…!
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