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Amenities

We’ve designed our trains with your travel comfort in mind—welcoming, relaxing interiors, special amenities for families, and innovative à la carte services.  You’ll find everything you need for a comfortable, enjoyable trip. 


On Intercité trains that require booking, family travel is all fun and games.

Reserve

Telephone

Call 3635 (€0.34/minute excluding tax, plus any fees charged by your service provider).
From outside France, call +33 892 35 35 35

Internet

Go to TGV Europe
or check authorized online travel agencies for information.

Families welcome

To make your family travel a great experience, we’ve designed trains with areas just for you.*

  • Travelling by TGV with children?
    With our TGV Family service, your trip is filled with special activities and fun aboard a coach outfitted exclusively for you. During your journey, a chaperone will entertain your children with games and creative activities they can enjoy in a group or at their seats. Parents can join in the fun—or simply relax and enjoy some peace and quiet.  TGV Family coaches operate during school holidays and serve many destinations in France. Take advantage of this service for only €6** per person in addition to your train tickets.
    If you have very young children, feel free to use the nursery area, complete with changing table, and ask our café-bar staff to heat your child’s bottle—both at no extra charge.
  • Travelling aboard an Intercités train? On daytime Intercités trains requiring reservations, you’ll find 6-seat family compartments featuring a nursery unit that includes a changing table, a bottle-heating service, and storage space for your baby’s pushchair. Next door is a play area where youngsters can enjoy themselves in complete safety.
    And on Intercités overnight trains, children sleep tight, protected from falls by safety netting. 

* Except for TER and Transilien trains
**This per-person fee is added to the price of your 2nd-class train tickets. Our TGV Family service is offered aboard selected trains on selected days, subject to availability. The additional fee of €6 per person also applies to children under four travelling with our Bambin discount.


Relax and enjoy your trip

We’ve linked up with world-class designers and interior decorators to create stylish train environments just for you. Roomy, inclinable seats for sitting or resting, footrests, adjustable reading lights, power outlets and coat hooks, all designed for your onboard comfort.

On all trains requiring reservations, you’ll find special areas for chatting and phoning, and you can recharge your computer or mobile phone at convenient power outlets.  

Wheelchair spaces are also available for travellers with reduced mobility who cannot transfer easily to a standard seat.

A desk to work at or make a phone call

A passenger reads in a comfortable seat on board an SNCF train

Reserve

Telephone

Call 3635 (€0.34/minute excluding tax, plus any fees charged by your service provider).
From outside France, call +33 892 35 35 35

Internet

Go to TGV Europe
or check authorized online travel agencies for information.

Sit back and relax

Choose the seat that suits you best. On our trains requiring reservations, you can opt for:

  • single seats, two side-by-side seats, or groups of four seats in first class
  • facing or side-by-side seats in second class

In some trains, you can even specify a seat facing forward or backwards.

For overnight travel, choose an inclinable seat or a couchette, as you like. Intercité overnight trains also offer compartments for couples or individuals, families or groups of friends. Women travelling alone can select a compartment for women only.

 


Café-bars and restaurants

Feel like a coffee? A snack? A full meal? Head for the TGV café-bar. Meet up with friends or read your favourite magazine in a relaxed, friendly area that is open throughout your trip.

And all of our Trainhôtel trains offer a restaurant car, a comfortable place to unwind and enjoy a tasty meal.

Boissons et repas proposés dans les voitures bars TGV

Make the most of a business trip by booking meeting space on your TGV

Reserve

Telephone

Call 3635 (€0.34/minute excluding tax, plus any fees charged by your service provider).
From outside France, call +33 892 35 35 35

Internet

Go to TGV Europe
or check authorized online travel agencies for information.

Focus Pro

Espace Pro Première

Preparing for a presentation or a meeting? On all trains requiring reservations, you’ll have your own workspace if you travel first class in “solo” or our 4- or 6-seat “duo club”.

On TGV high-speed trains, you can work or rest in peace and quiet with Espace Pro Première, a service designed exclusively for business travellers. Staff will bring you a complimentary snack and magazines, and in some trains you can even have lunch or dinner served at your seat*.

Espace Pro Première benefits are included in your Pro ticket. This service is offered on trains to 8 different destinations, subject to availability:

  • Paris-Bordeaux
  • Paris-Lyon
  • Paris-Marseille 
  • Paris-Montpellier
  • Paris-Nantes
  • Paris-Rennes
  • Paris-Strasbourg

*cold meal available for an additional fee


ESPACE CALME

Available on a selection of TGV trains, travel in first class aboard an area dedicated to calm and tranquillity. By reserving your spot in the Espace Calme, for the same price as your first class ticket, you’ll travel in a car thought out for a peaceful trip (low-voiced conversations, use of headphones, electronic devices on silent mode…). An SNCF staff member is at your disposition and will look out for everyone’s comfort by assuring these guidelines are respected by all.

The Espace Calme is available everyday on a selected number of destinations:

  • Dijon <-> Lyon, Montpellier, Perpignan, Toulouse, Marseille, Nice
  • Strasbourg, Basel, Mulhouse <-> Lyon, Montpellier, Marseille, Nice
  • Metz <-> Lyon, Montpellier, Marseille, Nice

Beginning 15 December 2013, several new trips are available Saturdays and Sundays, reserve your place today:

  • Paris <-> Besançon Viotte, Paris <-> Mul­house
  • Paris <-> Brest, Paris <-> Quimper
  • Paris <-> Strasbourg

*Conditions apply

Learn More

Choose your seat in the Espace Calme when you reserve your first class train ticket* in SNCF stations and sales offices, on sncf.com, on voyages-sncf.com, by telephone at 36 35 or from outside France +33 892 35 35 35 (€0.34/minute incl. tax, plus any fees charged by your service provider) and in authorized travel agencies.