Book now  to travel by train between Paris and Barcelona from £25

Book now to travel by train between Paris and Barcelona from £25

5 February 2019

** This special offer is no longer available **

Book now for travel 14 February - 30 April 2019, so you can celebrate Valentine’s Day in both Paris and Barcelona if you get in quick, or plan an Easter break, with the long Bank Holiday weekend falling 19-22 April.

This great value fare takes you between Paris and Barcelona in 6 hrs 15 mins, with some stunning stops along the way. From north to south, here are some of Loco2’s most loved locations to seek out between these two iconic cities:

Paris to Provence is quick and easy on this route, taking the train to Nîmes, a city that is starting to get the international recognition that it deserves, having been highlighted for Unesco World Heritage status, its Roman amphitheatre and forum some of the finest Roman remains in Europe. Far from ancient, its celebrated Museum of Roman Civilisation opened in 2018 and is also a must-see.

The Paris to Montpellier train takes you not only to the capital of the Languedoc Roussillon region, but also to one of those French cities which feels like a treasured heirloom by those who go back again and again. Its medieval old town, pedestrianised Place de la Comédie and Cathédrale Saint-Pierre are all highlights. Pick up one of their Vélomagg bikes and head to the coast, just 10km away, or along the 120km network of cycle paths that wind their way around this romantic and rousing city.

The Paris to Perpignan route takes you to France’s Catalan capital just near the border with Spain, in just under 5 hrs. On record as one of France’s hottest cities, climate-wise, brighten up your late winter and spring walking around its palm-lined streets, past warm red Catalan architecture into Le Castillet main square, with plenty of traditional restaurants and cafes along the way.

Paris to Figueres train travel takes you over the border into Spain to a town that has Salvador Dalí stamped all over it, as he was born here. The Teatre-Museu Dalí is way up there with the Prado and the Guggenheim in terms of popularity when it comes to museums. The 18th century Castell de Sant Ferran and St. Peter’s Church are popular cultural stop-offs, as is the main Rambla and Plaça de les Patates for chilling out Catalan style.

Girona is the last stop on this high-speed route between Paris and Barcelona, and definitely not one to be overlooked. Girona is, in fact, one of Europe’s most impressive walled cities, and a perfectly compact gift of all things Catalan. Walk around its medieval centre, take in a view of the town from the city walls, or Passeig de la Muralla, with views out to the Pyrenees which should still be snow-capped at this time of year. You can even explore their foothills by bike from the town.

Read more about how to travel between London and Paris to make the most of this special offer if you are travelling from the UK. You can also find out more about other special offers on international rail travel here.

Photo credits top to bottom: Nimes iStock© Flavio Vallenari, Montpellier Cathedral at night iStock ©benkrut, Cycling Girona iStock ©xavierarnau

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