Article updated 9 April 2018
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Whether you’re heading to the glitzy French Riviera, the Burgundy vineyards or the castles of the Loire Valley, you’re likely starting your journey in or passing through Paris. Once you’ve landed at Charles de Gaulle airport or arrived by Eurostar at the Gare du Nord, where do you go next?
Paris has six main train stations, each with service to different parts of France. It’s important to know which one your train leaves from. It’s easy to transfer between the Paris stations using the Metro and RER trains.
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Gare du Nord
For the north of France, including Calais and Lille; Eurostar to London; Thalys to Brussels, Cologne and Amsterdam
Gare de l’Est
For northeast France, including Strasbourg and Reims; Luxembourg, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich
Gare de Lyon
For southeast France, including Lyon, Avignon, Marseille, Nice, Nîmes and Montpellier; Switzerland, Turin, Milan
Train from Paris to Lyon
Train from Paris to Avignon
Train from Paris to Marseille
Train from Paris to Nice
Train from Paris to Nîmes
Train from Paris to Montpellier
Train from Paris to Turin
Train from Paris to Milan
Train from Paris to Dijon
Train from Paris to Besancon
Tickets are mostly print at home (for all high-speed trains), while most TER trains will require you to pick up your ticket from a machine at a French train station.
For non-TGV trains to the Loire Valley, central France including Limoges
For southwest France including Toulouse, Bordeaux, Nantes, Biarritz, Brittany
Gare St Lazare
For close-in northwest France, including Rouen, Dieppe