The French Government has announced plans to extend the high speed train network beyond Bordeaux to connect to Agen, Toulouse and another line to Bayonne, Biarritz and the Spanish Border. This is in addition to a new line from Bordeaux north to Tours and the Loire Valley.
However don’t get too excited just yet – it could be 2020 before these plans are fully realised – and there is a lot of local opposition especially around Agen -the locals reckon that the current arrangements for lower speed connections over traditional lines from Bordeaux are quite adequate.
By Train TGV from London with Rail Europe
The Aquitaine region, located in the south west of France, is bordered along the whole of its west coast by long sandy beaches and the Atlantic Ocean.
Aquitaine is home to the mythical city of Bordeaux, the famous vineyards of Saint Emilion, Médoc and Sauternes and the Basque country with its preserved traditions and language. You can visit a region rich of prehistoric sites (Dordogne) and travel through one of the world’s most famous wine region. Your trip simply won’t lack in variety.