Train Travel

Why Train is Ideal for visiting France and Europe

Rails is ideal to explore France or Europe

No airport stress
Imagine not having to arrive 2-3 hours early, wait in long cues, go through the check-in procedure and the security checks, take off your shoes and empty all your liquids and gels, not to mention other embarrassing personal belongings into a box? No unpacking your things, random searches, turbulence etc?

What's more, when waiting to board, you attempt the breathing exercises you've been told will help you combat your fear of flying. But it's no use. You're still filled with terror. Eventually, when you do take off, your pulse races, your palms are sweaty, you need to pee because you're nervous but you can't because the stewards' trolley is blocking the aisle. Finally, your big chanceā€¦ the trolley's gone, but no, you hear a 'ding' followed by an irritating voice announcing you're about to land. So you sit down, shut up and strap on your safety belt. (Why, you wonder as you grit your teeth, doesn't that thing you're sitting on come with a discreet potty?)

History of Rail Transport in France

France: History of railLong before the advent of the locomotive and caboose seen in plains and countryside, there existed railways. As early as the 17th century, logs were laid side by side to keep heavy coal wagons from sinking into dirt roads impassable from mud or murky swamp. Its history began long before the steam engine was conceived and invented. Logs were sawed and nailed to the planks, with 3 to 4 feet in between, and made parallel to wagon wheels. Horses drawing wagons of mined ores walked between the plank rails. Soon, miners in England and France were building plank roads. This is the earliest form of railway.

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