Pont du Gard aqueduct not far from Nîmes (photo © Sorin Colac / dreamstime.com).

17th edition: From London to the Mediterranean (Route 13)

Travelling on the ligne du Bourbonnais and the ligne des Cévennes

Route introduction

This journey to France in Europe by Rail starts at London’s St Pancras station, as inspiring a space as any cathedral. From London, it's a fast run to Paris on Eurostar. We continue south from the French capital on a route which takes us almost to the shores of the Mediterranean. For lovers of rural landscapes, that journey from Paris to southern France is much superior to the more usual route along high-speed lines.

Countries covered
England France

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Europe by Rail: The Definitive Guide

Whether you are making a long grand tour or just planning a couple of weekend breaks, Europe by Rail is the perfect guide. The book describes 50 key routes in detail. Together, they span mainland Europe and the British Isles. Find out more about the guidebook below.

The new, fully updated 17th edition of the definitive guide to exploring Europe by rail was published on 12 April 2022. With tips on ticketing, fares and accommodation, Europe by Rail has become the definitive guide to exploring Europe by train. Read here the book's word of welcome.
Europe by Rail contains all that's necessary to plan your rail journey through Europe: 50 route descriptions, a country gazetteer, rail connections, information on Eurail and Interrail passes and more.
The 17th edition of Europe by Rail: The Definitive Guide was published on 12 April 2022. You can get hold of a copy in any good bookshop. Here, we list a few additional places where you can buy the book.