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    Experience being whisked away from the heart of Paris to the Swiss mountains in just a few hours!


    Climb aboard a Lyria train, travel to Switzerland and surround yourself with breath-taking scenery. Strap on your skis and take advantage of the mountains all around. With trains running between Paris and Lausanne, Bern, Geneva, Basel and Zurich, Lyria is the preferred way to travel between these two great countries.
    Thanks to TGV Lyria, Paris and Switzerland are only a few hours away!

     

    Travel times:
    - Paris – Zurich: 3 rounds trips, 4 hours 20 minutes*
    - Paris – Lausanne: up to 5 rounds trips, 3 hours 48 minutes*
    - Paris – Geneva : up to 7 rounds trips, 3 hours 22 minutes*
    - Paris- Basel : up to 4 rounds trips, 3 hours 20 minutes*
    - Paris- Bern : 2 rounds trips, 4 hours 36 minutes*
    - Dijon – Lausanne 2 hours
    * best journey time

    Special routes, in summer and winter
    - Alps of Lake Geneva and Valais region
    The TGV Ski Train, TGV des Neiges, between Paris- Montreux- Aigle- Martigny- Sion- Sierre- Leuk- Visp- Brig: this service operates in summer, from June to September, and in winter from December to April, with the TGV Lyria des Neiges in direction of the Swiss Alps.
    - Graubünden region
    Paris- Basel- Zurich- Landquart- Chur: this service called TGV Lyria des Grisons is the extension of the Paris-Zurich route, and operates on Saturdays during the winter period.

    On-board services:
    - On board nursery equipped with dressing table and bottle-warmer in 2nd class car.
    - On board information messages recorded in French, German and English.
    - Bar car service on board (open between Paris-Frasne): Large assortment of meals, warm and cold dishes, sandwiches, desserts and warm and cold beverages.
    - Facilities for handicapped travelers. Dedicated car in 1st class (accessible with 2nd class ticket) with a built-in wheelchair lift and wheelchair space
    - Completely Non-Smoking cars. Smoking is not allowed.

    On-board services in 1st class:

    - In-seat catering service: an in-seat restaurant service is provided by Wagons Lits Company on all our routes, except on Paris- Geneva (planned for 2009). The various recipes were created by Franck Ferigutti- Chef at the awarded-winning restaurant of “the Mandarin Oriental Hotel”, located in Geneva. These unique recipes are based on traditional swiss cuisine, further enhanced with original and inventive blends.
    The various menus are renewed weekly and the selection is different on the out-going and return journey so as to offer a wide variety of choice.
    - For first class Paris-bound travelers, taxi reservations can be made on board with the conductor (at client’s expense). Once confirmed, passenger will receive a receipt with the confirmation number. Clients will need to proceed to the ‘Accueil Taxis Reserves’ area upon.
    - Free newspaper service: on-board of most TGV Lyria trains (planned for 2009 on the Paris-Geneva route) you may choose some free German or French newspaper which will be distributed by the catering employees of our trains.

    Accommodations:
    - Refurbished exterior and interior, spacious seating organization, brand new seats and floors.

    Police and customs checks:
    At country borders, police and customs checks are carried out:
    - on board the TGV Lyria train on the Lausanne-Paris, Bern-Paris and Zurich-Paris lines.
    - in Geneva station for the Geneva-Paris line.
    These checks require you to present your identity card (currently valid) or passport (currently valid or expired less than five years ago).
    For travellers of nationalities other than French and Swiss and for travellers from countries that are not part of the Schengen Agreement, other formalities may be necessary. Find out more from the relevant authorities before you make your TGV Lyria journey.



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