Train operators Thalys and Eurostar plan to merge. The stakeholders of the two companies announce more efficiency.
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Thalys, the high speed train company, offers a lounge in a selected number of train stations. Gaining access to one of their lounges is actually fairly easy. I got to check out the lounge at Brussels South/Midi station.
Night trains, sleeper trains, sleepers. Call them what you want. Danny and I love night trains. So when Vanessa from Nessacityblog offered to lend me ‘Night Trains, The Rise and Fall of the Sleeper‘ by Andrew Martin, I didn’t refuse.
My sister lives in Zug. After taking the Thalys from Antwerp tot Paris, the TGV Lyria to Lausanne and staying in Montreux, I used the GoldenPass Line in Switzerland. Starting in Montreux and ending in Lucerne (Luzern).
TGV Lyria is the brand name for trains between France and Switzerland. In February I travelled from Paris Gare de Lyon to Lausanne.
The Salon Grand Voyageur lounge at Paris Gare de Lyon is open to first class ticket holders and members of the Grand Voyageur fidelity programme. It offers a quiet spot to sit down while waiting for your train.
In January I accompanied Bert and Wim to a Vladimir Cosma concert at Le Grand Rex. A perfect excuse for a weekend in Paris.
Perhaps less known to tourists in the Conciergerie on the Île de la Cité in Paris. It’s famous for being Queen Marie-Antoinette‘s prison during the French Revolution. I visited after visiting the Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge.
After the Louvre and the Vladimir Cosma concert at Le Grand Rex, Bert and Wim left Paris for Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Vienna and Prague. On Sunday, I decided to go to the Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge in the Quartier Latin.