Speed, Comfort and Scenery – train travel is one of the best ways to visit Europe. If you have a short break and are looking to explore beyond Paris, hop on a train ride to these 4 recommended cities today!
- London, United Kingdom
London has so much to offer, it’s no wonder this city is another popular destination amongst travelers and tourists alike. No matter what your interests are, you are bound to find your calling here. Stroll down the banks of River Thames, catch a world-renowned musical or art exhibition, visit the various markets, and have your fill of amazing food from all around the world.
Travel between Paris and London via the Eurostar high speed train (3hr).
- Frankfurt, Germany
As one of Germany’s main financial and business centers, don’t mistake this 2,000-year-old city for its formal appearance. Frankfurt plays host to artistic historical landmarks, a quiet harbour and vibrant German culture.
Hop on the ICE train from Paris to Frankfurt (4hr).
- Geneva, Switzerland
Skip a beat and explore this cheerful town by foot or bicycle! Geneva is photogenic from all angles as it is framed by the beautiful Lake Geneva and snowcapped peaks. Off the top of the list, be sure to visit The Flower Clock in the English Garden, St Peter’s Cathedral and the birthplace of the UN.
Take a TGV Lyria Train from Paris to Geneva (3hr 5min).
- Barcelona, Spain
Distinctive architecture, vibrant nightlife and unique Catalan culture, there’s nothing quite like Barcelona. Stroll down Las Ramblas, on to Europe’s best-preserved Gothic Quarter and visit Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia for an introduction to this city unlike any other!
Travel between Paris and Barcelona by day on the direct Renfe-SNCF en Cooperación train (6hr 25min)