Paris to Strasbourg by Train: Experiencing the Sights & Embracing the Culture of France

High speed TGV train traveling through France

Traveling by Train From Paris to Strasbourg

If you plan to visit Paris, you may want to consider broadening your horizons a tad. For instance, why not take a day-trip to Strasbourg? With the high speed train network in France, this city, over 300 miles away can be reached in just over 2-hours – a very easy day-trip, indeed!

Choose a morning train departure that allows you some time to enjoy a delectable Parisian breakfast. There are frequent departures from Paris to Strasbourg throughout the day, you’re sure to find the perfect one to match your itinerary.  You’ll depart Paris from the Paris Est train station and arrive into the Gare de Strasbourg station in the city. The TGV Est train takes you directly from Paris to Strasbourg, or you can choose to choose a mix of high speed and regional trains and change in Metz or Nancy. Travel time is approximately 2 hours, 20 minutes and fares start at $75 per person.

Things to See & Do in Paris and Strasbourg

Enjoy our short list of must-see & do activities when you travel from Paris to Strasbourg.

5. Come to the Cabaret – Spend an evening filled with glitz and glamour, take in the sights and sounds of the Lido de Paris show. Including a 3-course meal and stunning display of dancers, sequins, magical sets & lighting, the Lido de Paris show is the perfect way to spend a night in the city of lights. Located on the famed Champs-Elysees, the Lido de Paris was founded in 1946. Since that time it has been pushing the envelope of live cabaret in Paris. You will be amazed and astounding and leave with fond memories from this brand new show. You can book tickets for this spectacular show with Rail Europe.

4. Take a visit to Notre-Dame Cathedral – At the top of most travelers’ lists to Strasbourg is a visit to the Notre-Dame Cathedral, known as one of the most beautiful gothic cathedrals in Europe. When you climb the spiral staircase to the top (well, practically the top, you can’t actually get all the way up to the very top) you will be rewarded with stunning views of the city and the cathedral. On a clear day, from the platform of the cathedral, you can see as far as the Black Forest in Germany (just across the border). Standing over 460 feet tall, this cathedral is the 6th tallest in the world. Be sure to pay a visit on your trip to Strasbourg.

3. Soar to New Heights and Sail Down the River – There are many iconic things to see and do in Paris, two main things are climbing to the top of the Eiffel Tower and taking a river cruise down the Seine River. So, with this in mind, why not get a ticket to do both?! With our Skip the Line Eiffel Tower and Seine River add-on, you will get to experience the gardens at Trocadéro and then take a visit to the Eiffel Tower with a knowledgeable guide. You’ll get to skip the long line of people waiting to get to the top of the tower with your exclusive ticket. Your guide will stay with you and point out some exciting sites, then you get to explore the 3rd level on your own, taking in the beautiful views of Paris. Once you’ve had your fill of the Eiffel Tower, you’re ready to hop aboard a boat that will take you on the Seine River for an hour.

2. Explore Strasbourg’s Old Town – Get a great feel for the city as you stroll through the Old Town. Embrace the charming old timbered buildings and enjoy a treat at one of many of the cafes or wine bars. Don’t miss out on taking a walk along the canals. As you stroll through this part of the city, it is easy to forget that you are in France and not strolling through a quaint German village!

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1. Travel by Train From Paris to Strasbourg – It’s very difficult to see everything in Paris in one visit, but, once you’ve seen all of your bucket-list items, hop on the TGV to Strasbourg. You’ll depart from the Paris Est station and arrive in the heart of the city in Strasbourg – ready to see the sites!

If you plan to travel to France but haven’t built a final itinerary yet, you’ll want to include a trip from Paris to Strasbourg. With the high speed TGV network, traveling between these two cities is both easy and fast!

Don’t forget to share your Paris and Strasbourg travel stories with us – and be sure to include some of your favorite sights to see in these cities!

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  1. Avatar michael.dale says:

    i will be going to london and then to franc next yaer 2016 .Peareered return i have a passport .

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