4 incredible European cities you can get to by train
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Travelling by train is one of our favourite ways to kick start an adventure – aside from the romanticism of train journeys and the epic landscape whizzing by the window (don’t get that on a plane) we’re also all about landing in the middle of a city and soaking up a brand new culture in record time. Travelling by train means comfort, space and speed, cuts out mammoth amounts of airport faff, and is kind both to your wallet and the environment to boot. Can’t argue with that. You can book train travel throughout Europe with premier booking service Voyages-sncf.com, and it's quicker, cheaper and all-round more efficient than booking either a flight or driving a car. So, what are you waiting for? Skip the airport queues and hit the buffet car before pitching up in one of Europe’s favourite cities... Bordeaux South West France’s premier Gothic wine city is packed to the brim with art, history and excellent food. Wander through idyllic public gardens, browse the Musee des Beaux-Arts de Bordeaux, climb the awe-inspiring Cathederale Saint-Andre – then kick back with a bottle of local red. Merci. How long does it take? From 2nd July travelling times from Paris to Bordeaux will start from only 2 hours 4 minutes. This new line will also reduce journey times to destinations including Nantes, Angouleme, Poitiers and Toulouse. How much does it cost? Fares from London to Bordeaux start at £111 for a standard class return. From Bordeaux travel on to... Toulouse, the heart of the south of France, where the wild Pyrenees are in reach. Find out more here. Cologne Twin-spired Cologne is a 2,000-year-old cultural hub that sits on the banks of the Rhine and offers up Roman antiquities alongside medieval architecture and 20th Century art from masters including Picasso. Peak city. How long does it take? From 5 hours 17 minutes (London – Cologne) How much does it cost? Fares from London to Cologne start at £92 standard class return.
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