WHITE PLAINS, NY — (MARKET WIRE) — 10/04/2005 — Planning a quick getaway to France after the summer crowds have gone and airfares are lower? A special 2-day France Railpass available for purchase only in North America from Rail Europe lets you save money traveling by train between French cities and towns when you travel this October through January 31, 2006. The 2-day pass must be purchased between October 5 and December 5, 2005.
So, instead of spending all your time in Paris, why not take a fast trip (at 186 mph) down south to enjoy the lovely late autumn atmosphere of southern France in Avignon, Aix-en-Provence or Marseille? Or add a trip to the Loire Valley with its chateaux, Bordeaux and its vineyards or Strasbourg to savor its distinctive Alsatian cuisine? For ideas on touring cities outside Paris, visit www.raileurope.com/franceontrack. You’ll find suggestions for food, wine, cultural and natural attractions along rail routes throughout France.
Rail Europe’s special 2-day France Railpass costs just $99 US/$130 CAD (2nd class) or $129 US/$169 CAD (1st). The two days need not be consecutive and may be used within a month’s timeframe. Normally, a France Railpass is for 4 days of unlimited rail travel (in either 1st or 2nd class) within one month and costs $229 US/$300 CAD (2nd) and $263 US/$345 CAD (1st) for solo travelers.
“We created this product for people traveling in the off-season, who typically take shorter vacations,” explains Fabrice Morel, President and CEO of the Rail Europe Group. “The 2-day pass is an affordable way to add a daytrip or second or third French city to make the most of a short stay.”
Owned in part by the French National Railroads (SNCF), Rail Europe is the leading North American supplier of European rail and related travel products.
For destination information in France or to book this promotional 2-day France Railpass or any other European railpass or ticket, contact a travel agent or Rail Europe at www.raileurope.com/franceontrack. Or call 1-888-382-7245 in the U.S. or 1-800-361-7245 in Canada to speak to one of Rail Europe’s trained reservation agents.
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