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St Pierre des corps, the train lovers city, in the middle of the Loire Valley !

A lot of travellers know St Pierre des Corps for being an important train station between Paris and Bordeaux. Located in the Loire Vallée chateaux, near the beautiful city of Tours, St Pierre des Corps is indeed a very important railway junction.

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St Pierre des Corps has a perfect location for the ones that want to visit the Touraine region and its castles. The area was the former cemetery of the romans living in Tours, 4 kilometres away, and it resulted this curious name meaning St Peter of the bodies…

Despite a long and rich story, St Pierre des Corps don’t keep an important heritage because it suffered a lot from the World War 2’s bombings (85% of the city disappeared). Train lovers should have a walk around the train station to admire the Pacific 231 E41 locomotive.

The Loire river banks (UNESCO listed part) offers to nature amateurs pleasant walks.

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Reservation booked/tickets received transfer times are 5 min! Hi, I reserved and booked train tickets on rail europe already and found a few reservations I made with 5-6 min transfer! Is this enough time? What happens if I miss a transfer, can I just jump on the next one without buying another ticket? I (...)

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Rail pass or point to point tickets for trips from paris to strasbourg, lyon, chambord, & mont st michel? I was wondering if it is cheaper to buy the eurail pass for 5 day trips during a week in Paris or just buying individual tickets when we get to the train station.6 people (3 adults & 3 youth) doing day trips We are thinking of going to (...)

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Loire valley to montpellier - changing stations in paris edit delete Mike Tapper a minute ago Hi We (in our 70's) are coming from St Pierre des Corps or le Mans (not sure yet) in the Loire Valley to go to Montpellier in August/September. One of us is a bit infirm and can't do many steps or pulling (...)

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