To France under the sound of modern wheels
As the press recently found out, in the very near future, Russian trains plying the route from Moscow to the capitals and cities of Europe and back will be significantly modernized and will turn into mini-hotels on iron wheels.
Will it be comfortable to sleep in them? And how will tourists attract new trains? This is currently thought by those travelers who managed to get a visa to France and planned an unforgettable vacation in Paris.
Ivan Bunin, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy – today these are not only the names of great classics, but also the names that train cars carry with pride that are sent to the solemn chime of a bell from the platforms of Moscow railway stations to Europe, the window to which the great monarch “cut through” us . Since then, an active trade and cultural communication between ours and neighboring western countries has gone. Perhaps that is why even now Russia is striving to show itself abroad only from the best side, driving into foreign spaces on magnificent “iron horses”.
Spacious coupes, wide berths, snow-white bedding, soft and comfortable pillows and blankets, a huge cinema right in the train car – very soon all these amenities will be available to travelers who have chosen for themselves European routes. Now Russian trains can “boast” a range of services, which only means renting a plane in France — Internet access, modern Wi-Fi, the availability of sockets for recharging electronic devices, and the main advantage of a comfortable journey is a shower in the toilet. Tourists in the modern train can relax while reading e-books or watching good movies that will be broadcast in the on-board cinema.
But what could be better and more romantic than just contemplating the eternal, looking through the train window at the fields and forests running away into the distance. Or, for example, read the “immortal” “Anna Karenina” in the car with the name of the classic that created the work and feel the atmosphere of his time in a stylized compartment. This “spiritual” journey!
Modern trains to France will offer maximum comfort and privileges for travelers who for some reason do not like airplanes. And such prerequisites really exist – in contrast to the winged cars, trains have a number of undeniable advantages:
Affordable price. If you book tickets to France on-line in advance, you can achieve almost 50% of the benefits from the final full price of the ticket in a given direction.
Schedule accuracy. Everyone knows about the punctuality of trains. Unlike airplanes, they do not know the bad weather, which could thwart plans. Traffic jams are not a hindrance to them either – they have their own way along the tracks and a strictly time-adjusted route.
Pass excursion. Traveling by train allows you to make a great land tour, and during small stops even visit some cities on the route. This is a great experience that is impossible to get at the height of a bird’s flight.
Communication with fellow travelers. On the train you can meet very interesting people and, for example, native speakers of the country you are traveling to. Thus, you can learn about the incredible places and attractions, known only to the locals, and include them in your itinerary. In the end, this way you can find new friends, and maybe business partners for doing business on the Cote d’Azur in France.