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From the Cities to the Coast, Explore all of France at a Discount with Rail Europe

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., May 5, 2016 – Rail Europe, the largest distributor of European rail products worldwide, welcomes travellers to experience unlimited rail travel throughout France with the France Rail Pass, now at a discount. Between today and June 2, 2016, travellers can receive $50 USD off a 1st Class France Rail Pass with coupon code FRPSPRING50.* This great deal is offered to travellers in celebration with the world-renowned Cannes Film Festival. Take this opportunity to travel by train to the French Riviera and see where Hollywood-meets-France at the Palais des Festivals from May 11 – 22, 2016.

The France Rail Pass offers extensive travel on the national rail network of France along with attractive travel bonuses to make the most of your trip including city passes and discounted attractions. France Rail Pass options include:

  • A choice of any 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9 days of rail travel within a 1-month period or 15 days of rail travel within a 2-month period
    • Travel days can be used consecutively or non-consecutively
  • A choice of 2, 4, 5, 8, or 15 days – consecutive only

Whether travelling for the Cannes Film Festival, for summer, or for later in the year, travellers can purchase now and have up to 11 months to validate the pass. Travellers can experience fantastic day trips from Paris to nearby destinations such as Normandy, Dijon, or Tours, or relaxing on a longer high speed route to Bordeaux, Nice or Lyon, as the travel opportunities among the diverse country on a France Rail Pass are endless.

The France Rail Pass also offers free travel for up to two children (age 4-11) with each adult and senior, allowing travellers to save more on upcoming family vacations.

Furthermore, travellers will feel as if they are walking the red-carpeted stairs at the Cannes Film Festival themselves when their train arrives at the Gare de Cannes station. An embodiment of the nearby Palais des Festivals, the recently renovated and elegant station features a staircase modeled after the Palace in which the city is famous for.

Take advantage of first class savings and book today by visiting Rail Europe’s website at or by calling Rail Europe’s contact center. Restrictions may apply, see terms and conditions.**

For travellers whose journeys include Paris, Rail Europe invites them to share their explorations on social media with #ParisWeLoveYou, to express their love for the incredible French city. 

Terms & Conditions:

*Subject to availability

**Offer is valid only on France Rail Passes for Adult, Youth & Senior travelling in 1st class.

From May 5, 2016 through 5:00pm ET on June 2, 2016 or the first 200 bookings; whichever, comes first, book a 1st class France Rail Pass for Adult, Youth or Senior and enter coupon code FRPSPRING50 during checkout on the delivery page to receive the $50 discount. One coupon code per booking may be applied. No other coupon code discounts can be combined. Offer is subject to change or extension without notice. No adjustments can be made on prior purchases. 


Melanie Albaric
Marketing & Communications Manager
Rail Europe Inc. 

Laura Zanzal
Senior Account Supervisor
Zeno Group for Rail Europe, Inc.