Our website uses cookies. These are small text files which your web browser stores on your computer. Cookies are used to identify your computer to our server and store your website preferences. Cookies do not contain any personally identifying information.

Tried & Tested

TGV L’OCEANE

Connor McGovern makes the journey from Paris to Bordeaux aboard the high-speed TGV L’Oceane

 

Seats: The seats are arranged in pairs or individually, with stylish black and Ferrari-red stitching. My individual seat in the duplex first class carriage is comfortable and has plenty of legroom. The seats are in their own booths, so can recline without disturbing others, and can be swivelled to face the direction of travel.

Food & Drink: The on-board bar serves soft and alcoholic drinks as well as plenty of snacks and light bites. I’d already eaten, but passengers in first class can use the on-board wi-fi to order from a selection of meals to be brought straight to their seat.

Service: Check-in at the Eurostar terminal at St Pancras International (where my journey started) was smooth and efficient despite long queues. Plenty of SNCF staff are on hand at Paris Montparnasse to help with any ticket queries, and the guard on the way to Bordeaux was friendly, helpful and well informed.

What else: Wi-fi is available for the whole length of the Paris-Bordeaux journey, which now takes just over two hours. Seats have plug sockets, USB charging points and dimmer lights as well as a spacious table tray.

Essentials
Route: Paris to Bordeaux
Class: First Class
Journey time: 2h 04m
Coach: EuroDuplex
Contact: voyages-sncf.com
Verdict: 8/10

Content Notice: Every care is taken in compiling the contents online and in print. However Country by Country and the publisher assume no responsibility for consequences resulting from the publication of, or use of, any of the information contained online/in print. While every care is taken in the accuracy of the information compiled, it is strongly advised the visitor/reader double checks all travel advice with the respective tourist boards/embassies/government offices before acting on any information.

If you would like to contact us with any concerns about any of the content on our website, or report any inaccuracies or notify us of any copyright issues, please send us an email on editorial@aplmedia.co.uk with the url of the article or page and details of the issue. We will respond to any enquiries within 21 days and endeavour to correct any mistakes as soon as possible.

Country By Country is published by APL Media Limited, Unit 310, Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London NW5 1TL. www.aplmedia.co.uk

Editorial enquiries t: +44 (0)20 7253 9906 e: editorial@aplmedia.co.uk

Sales enquiries t: +44 (0)20 7253 9909 e: sales@aplmedia.co.uk

Company no: 3393234  |  VAT: 701391176  |  Registered Office: 30 City Road, London EC1Y 2AB  |  Copyright 2014 APL Media Ltd. All Rights Reserved.