Explore France by Train in 2022


With sustainability and regenerative travel at the heart of what Travel Begins at 40 believes in, we have decided to highlight some great offers from like-minded travel companies. First is one that allows you to explore France by train.

Ffestiniog Travel offers escorted rail tours that will allow to explore France by train while still reducing your carbon footprint. These are two tours they are currently promoting:

Explore France by Train: The Splendour of Corsica

Bastia Harbour (c) Richard Stedman-Jones
Bastia Harbour (c) Richard Stedman-Jones

This no-fly tour epitomizes slow travel. Sit back and enjoy the journey as you travel from London to Nice by train. Then sail to Corsica for a fortnight’s escorted tour of the Mediterranean island. Then continue your voyage by rail staying at Ajaccio, Bastia and Calvi, while enjoying the stunning scenery along the way.

The Splendour of Corsica departs on 15 June and 6 September 2022. Prices range from £2,475pp, and include travel, accommodation, seven-day travel card for unlimited travel on Corsica’s railways, and full-day guided excursion to Cap Corse.

Explore France by Train: Ligne des Causses & the Vivarais

Viaduc de Garabit France by Train
Viaduc de Garabit

Travel from London to France by Eurostar to pick up the Ligne des Causses railway – the longest long-distance single-track line in France. It will take a day to travel from Clermont-Ferrand to travel to Beziers across the Massif Central up to 1,100 metres, so sit back and enjoy the ride. Highlights include the Gustave Eiffel designed Viaduc de Garabit, across the river Truyère, and the descent into Tarn. This tour continues by rail to Tournon to explore the Vivarais rail network, with steam and vintage trains.

The seven-day tour departs on 13 September 2022. Prices are from £1,625pp including all rail travel, accommodation, and two days on the Vivarais network.

Ffestiniog Travel Offers

More details about Ffestiniog Travel offers, visit: https://www.ffestiniogtravel.com/. If you wish to reduce your carbon footprint more, you can offset your travel through Trees4Travel.

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