From Paris Take the TGV train
from Gare du Nord to get off at Amiens.
The German and Japanese firms presented their offer as less predatory than that of GE, saying their proposed deal would leave Alstom - best-known as the maker of high-speed TGV trains
- "a major French listed group.
Though much smaller than Alstom's power plant turbine and grid business, its rail arm has a higher profile in France as the maker of most of the elegant TGV trains
that have travelled the country at high speed for decades.
The offer came on the heels of reports that the US giant wants to buy the French engineering group, which manufactures the country's groundbreaking high-speed TGV trains
The new cut-price service sees SNCF simplify the booking process for TGV trains
and increase capacity with extra seats reported Business Traveller Magazine.
World's Fastest Train (Channel 5, 8pm) studies the new generation of French TGV trains
which will do almost 220mph using 30 per cent less energy.
SWIFT TGV trains
at the platform BON APPETIT The TGV's buffet CROSSING The Saint Benezet bridge over the Rhone WORK Nigel on board Ni bo b HOLY Avignon's Palais des Papes
While two-thirds of the high-speed TGV trains
were expected to be cancelled, those running between Paris and London were due to operate normally.
One in three high-speed TGV trains
on the national rail network would be running, unions said, while around eight out of ten Thalys trains to destinations including Brussels would operate.
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As ever, I shall be travelling on the fantastic TGV trains
, which not only run faster, more comfortably and more reliably than anything in GB, but have fares which cost half as much.
There's another incentive to head for France this summer: Rail Europe's special offers on first-class fares aboard high-speed TGV trains
heading for the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts.