Train Lyon → Bordeaux
travellers in 2015
years of rail travel experience
Main stations in Lyon and Bordeaux
London Stansted Airport
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London Gatwick Airport
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Travel inspiration in Lyon and Bordeaux
Lyon, the capital of French gastronomy
Proud of its history – Lyon was once the capital of the Gauls – the city offers an original trip back in time and through cultures. Gastronomy, culture, fêtes, nature, silk, light... you name it! Lyon has it! Besides being known for its culinary and architectural heritage, Lyon is also renowned for its effervescent cultural scene. The most appealing event of the city is the Festival of Lights, which takes place during four nights in December.
Bordeaux, gateway to vineyards
Bordeaux is located in the heart of the Aquitaine region and is only 3 hours away by TGV from Paris. Listed as a UNESCO world heritage site, it is the epicurean French destination par excellence. Bordeaux has over a hundred thousand hectares of vineyards and 10,000 grape growers. The city produces large quantities as well as some of the most expensive wines in the world. From Bordeaux, you can take the train to Saint Emilion, one of the world’s most famous vineyards, or opt for a guided tour in a vineyard to taste one of the famous vintage wines of Margaux, Pauillac or Saint-Julien.
Reviews & ratings Lyon - Bordeaux
Trains were clean and tidy. Ran on time and smoothly.
After 3 weeks of travel across Southern France (biking, hiking, and driving), we settled into our TGV seats for a relaxing 5.5 hour ride back to Paris. How pleasant it was to have time to reflect on our travels and rest. We did not find the angle of the headrest comfortable, so we got out the inflatable pillows we use on airline flights and it was fine. We had our own picnic, so I cannot comment on the train food. The coffee was excellent. Next time I am in Paris I will remember how easy it is to get to the beach in Biarritz!
Right from city centre to city centre, fast and convenient. Not exactly cheap tho.
I did four trips in TGV, out of four I there were incidences of thefts in two trips. My co passenger lost his bag with laptop, tablet and important documents. In other incident my wallet was stolen with all the cash and credit cards. i Do not found any CC TV monitoring the movement within the train which is a MUST. I have registered police complaint but did not receive any feedback neither from police or from TGV.
We just have one suggestion for the restaurant wagon, just serve fresh baguettes and forget about the hot meals. There was a wonderful young lady helping us but with so many people wanting something to eat and drink it was quite stressful for her and a very long wait for the passengers. Other then that we had a lovely journey.
Another comfortable train journey in Spain.