Ski resorts by train

Lille stopover journeys to the Alps

Stopping one night in Lille gives you a range of morning TGV train-travel options, including direct to the Tarentaise


Introduction

Lille stopover journeys are a great way of travelling to the Alps. 

This guide is under construction. We are going to be completing it on 24th July 2020.

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This guide is under construction. We are going to be completing it on 24th July 2020.

Please bear with us.

This guide is under construction. We are going to be completing it on 24th July 2020.

Please bear with us.

 


Le Paris Stopover - the film - imagine this but for Lille!

Snowcarbon Founder, Daniel, has travelled this way with big groups of friends and found that it works really well.

The relaxed journey and the stop in Paris give even more opportunity for making the journey part of the holiday. In Paris there are lots of hotels that are right by Gare de Lyon, so that after a good nights sleep you can wake up freshed, walk out of your hotel, then 100 metres to the station and straight onto the train (perhaps picking up freshly baked croissant from the bakery by the station or the cafes inside).

He has created a two-minute film a recent trip, showing how the group travelled and had fun on the way and sneaked an afternoon on the slopes once they arrived, as this film shows.


Examples of morning TGV trains from Paris to the Alps

Depart Paris-Lyon Destination Arrive Resorts served include Days of week
06:28 Oulx 11:23 Montgenevre, Sauze d'Oulx, Sestriere Everyday
06:49 Moutiers 11:03 Meribel, Courchevel, Val Thorens Saturdays
07:11 Cluses 11:08 Avoriaz, Flaine, Les Gets, Morzine, Samoens Sat, Sun
07:11 Sallanches 11:36 Megeve Saturdays
07:11 St Gervais 11:45 St Gervais, Les Contamines, Chamonix Sat, Sun
07:49 Moutiers 12:13 Meribel, Courchevel, Les Menuires, Valmorel, Val Thorens Sat, Sun
07:49 Aime-la-Plagne 12:31 La Plagne Sat, Sun
07:49 Bourg St Maurice 12:52 Les Arcs, Sainte Foy, La Rosiere, Tignes, Val d'Isere Sat, Sun
08:45 Moutiers 12:59 Meribel, Courchevel, Les Menuires, Valmorel, Val Thorens Sat, Sun
09:49 Moutiers 14:29 Meribel, Courchevel, Les Menuires, Valmorel, Val Thorens Sat, Sun
10:11 Cluses 14:50 Avoriaz, Flaine, Les Gets, Morzine, Samoens Saturdays
10:11 Sallanches 15:08 Megeve Saturdays
10:11 St Gervais 15:19 St Gervais, Les Contamines, Chamonix Saturdays
10:41 Oulx 15:23 Montgenevre, Sauze d'Oulx, Sestriere Everyday

You can find out more about how to book these journeys in our guide to booking ski holidays by train.


Examples of afternoon TGV trains from the Alps to Paris

Notice that many of the journeys below can give you an extra final day on the slopes - because you can ski the whole day, or most of it, before catching your TGV back to Paris, where you can stay a night before continuing your journey home the next morning.

Depart Alps From station Resorts served Arrive Paris Days of week
13:15 Bourg St Maurice Les Arcs, Sainte Foy, La Rosiere, Tignes, Val d'Isere 18:11 Saturdays
13:37 Aime-la-Plagne La Plagne 18:11 Saturdays
13:57 Moutiers Meribel, Courchevel, Les Menuires, Valmorel, Val Thorens 18:11 Saturdays
16:28 St Gervais Sainte Gervais, Les Contamines, Chamonix 21:30 Sundays
16:36 Sallanches Megeve 21:30 Sundays
16:54 Cluses Avoriaz, Flaine, Les Gets, Morzine, Samoens 21:30 Sundays
17:15 Oulx Montgenevre, Sauze d'Oulx, Serre Chevalier, Sestriere 22:31 Everyday
17:32 Annecy La Clusaz, Le Grand Bornand 21:15 Sat-Sun

Lille hotels, coming soon.......

Hotel Palym, Paris Gare de Lyonphoto:Citizen M Citizen M

Just by Paris Gare de Lyon station is the fantastic Citizen M hotel, overlooking the river Seine.
We've had some great recommendations from skiers who have stayed year, and of course you may already be familiar with the Citizen M hotel brand from their hotels in other cities.

The hotel and rooms are done in the attractive Citizen M style, and the rooms have XL king-size beds, ultra soft linen from Italy and powerful tropical rain showers (in the bathroom - not the weather...)

Prices start at €71.40

Contact details:
Phone: +33 1 86 65 07 40
Email: TBC
Website: https://www.citizenm.com/destinations/paris/paris-gare-de-lyon-hotel


 


Like more help and advice?

If you'd like more help and advice the best train travel options, resorts and accommodation, feel free to contact Snowcarbon's founder, Daniel. 

He can help with specific advice and suggestions, using his years of experience as a ski journalist and expert on how to travel to the Alps by train. 

Daniel knows lots of great accommodation and tour operators and independent providers that can help, so you'll get some great suggestions.

Just send Daniel an email and he'll be back in touch.