Edmond Wu

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Multi City in 10+ days

  • I am planning a trip to Paris (2days) Cannes (6days) Marseille (1day) Provence (2days) then back to Paris (2days). Is the pass advisable or single ticket better? While in Paris, I will also travel using the metro quite extensively I believe. Is there a metro pass for Paris herself? Flexible days or only continuous? thanks in advance!


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Rail Europe Posted 4 years ago

Hello Edmond,

Thanks for your question.

To start off, the France Rail Pass would be most ideal for all your travel within France. This pass will give you extensive travel on all regional and national trains.

Keep in mind that seat reservations would be mandatory for all High-Speed, Night, Scenic and Border Crossing trains. But, you will avail pass holder/discounted fares for these journeys with the pass.

To purchase the pass click “Here”.

Also since you would be traveling extensively on the metro services in Paris, I would suggest that you purchase a Paris Pass.

This pass would give you the following benefits:

The Paris Pass offers you the most romantic city in the world, its attractions and shopping galleries at a bargain deal. From museums and monuments to urban transport and restaurants, the Paris Pass is dedicated to helping you make the most of Paris, whilst also allowing you save both time and money. The Paris Pass includes everything you will need for a great city break.

Free entrance:

Benefit from free entry to over 50 of Paris’ world famous attractions, including the Louvre Museum, Arc of Triumph, Notre Dame, Palace of Versailles, Orsay Museum, Tropical Aquarium, Grevin Wax Museum etc. Get a free passage on Seine River Day Cruise with Bateaux Parisiens, Tour Maine-Montparnasse, Tenniseum of Roland Garros.

Unlimited travel:

With a Paris Pass you will benefit from unlimited travel time on the Metro, buses, tramway and RER within central Paris.

To purchase this pass click “Here”.

In order to book tickets, please visit our website.

The pass seats can be reserved by clicking on "Seat Reservations“ & feed in the Departure city and the Arrival city along with the travel date and preferred time & the number of passengers (Senior, adults, youth and children), and then click on “search tickets”. Once you do so, you would find the schedules along with the fares.

Please click on the “Fare Details” tab to view details regarding the type of fare, type of seat, whether a reservation is included or not and the After Sales Policy.

Hope this helps!!!

Anthony, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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Thanks Anthony for the reply.

Just to clarify something

France Rail Pass.

If I am buying the 4 days within 1 month for 2 pax with a discount, does it means I can reserve my tickets for few particular dates? Eg. 17th Paris to Cannes. 21th Cannes to Marseille. 22th Marseille to Bordeaux. 24th Bordeaux to Paris. Or must I use them consecutively for 4 days? Above locations are just example.

Paris Pass

I will be at Paris for 2 days then only after ~10days back to Paris for 2days?

Can I use 4day pass or I need to get 2 x 2day pass?

Entrance to attraction is only 1x per place or can enter multiple times?


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Hello Edmond,

Thanks for your reply.

Yes, the France Rail Pass would give you 4 flexible days. I.e. you could select any 4 days within the month. You would just have to validate the pass when traveling.

But in contrast, the Paris Pass is continuous and you would have to purchase 2 separate passes.

Hope this helps!!!


Anthony, Rail Europe Travel Expert.

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