Next Tuesday, SNCF will be holding a ticket sale for a huge number of beach destinations in France. So if you were thinking about visiting the French Riviera or Basque Coast this summer, you have one week to do some planning!
This sale will include tickets with departures from the 1st of July until 28th of August. As per usual, those who are earliest to book get their hands on the best tickets.
***Correction: January 28th
We had previously advertised that this sale would include RENFE-SNCF, TGV Lyria and TGV France-Italy tickets. These dates have now been changed and these tickets will be released on the 3rd of March instead.
Head to the Mediterranean coast
In one week, you’ll be able to book your tickets to a large variety of destinations on the Mediterranean coast. The great thing is that you will also be able to book tickets between these destinations and not only just from Paris.
Here’s what you will be able to book:
- Paris – Avignon TGV
- Paris – Aix en Provence
- Paris – Marseille
- Paris – Nice
- Paris – Toulon
- Paris – Hyères
- Paris – Les Arcs Draguignan
- Paris – Saint Raphaël Valescure
- Paris – Cannes
- Paris – Antibes
- Paris – Monaco
- Paris – Menton
- Paris – Ventimiglia
The good news is that the tickets are not limited to departures/arrivals from Paris. So you can combine trips between any of these destinations as well. For example, you could book a ticket from Nice to Avignon, Toulon to Ventimiglia or Cannes to Antibes. There are plenty of options!
Visit the Basque Coast (minus Bordeaux)
If you’re someone who prefers their beaches to have some bigger waves, then you can be glad your destination (if it’s in the south west of France) will also be included next Tuesday.
The following destinations will be covered:
- Paris – Agen
- Paris – Montauban
- Paris – Toulouse
- Paris – Tarbes
- Paris – Lourdes
- Paris – Pau
- Paris – Orthez
- Paris – Dax
- Paris – Bayonne
- Paris – Biarritz
- Paris – Saint Jean de Luz
- Paris – Hendaye
Of course, you can again book tickets between any of these destinations as well. So that could include a train from Lourdes to Pau, Biarritz to Toulouse, or Agen to St Jean de Luz.
Is your destination not included?
Many remaining destinations in France that are served by TGV and Intercités trains (including Bordeaux!) in France will go on sale on the 31st of March, for the upcoming summer. This will also include tickets for northern France (destinations towards Belgium).
This means that if your destination is not listed above, then your tickets will become available on March 31st and not in this upcoming sale.
Want to Visit Switzerland, Spain or Italy?
As of the 3rd of March, you’ll also be able to get your hands on a range of tickets for journeys between France and Spain, Italy, and Switzerland. Specifically, it will include RENFE-SNCF tickets for trips between France and Spain, which that includes Paris – Barcelona, Perpignan, Girona and more. Plus TGV Lyria tickets for trips between France and Switzerland (e.g. Paris – Zurich or Geneva) and TGV France – Italy tickets, for trips between Paris and Milan
To see exactly which destinations are included, you can find some route maps by clicking here.