There are seats available in First or Second Class on the TGV. As you would expect, the First Class cabin is particularly comfortable with lots of amenities available for the passenger. The seats are very comfortable with plenty of leg room to stretch out. The seats even have power recline. The seats in First Class are arranged with one side in groups of 4 and the other in face to face seats of 2. All seats of 4 groupings have a fixed table and the groups of 2 have either a fixed table or a pull down one. There is plenty of room to use your laptop on the table if you want to work. There is also a power point for each seat. Another excellent idea which helps to keep the cabin quiet is that there is a bench seat outside each compartment where you can make phone calls.
Second Class on the TGV is also very comfortable. Whilst not as luxurious as the First Class seats, and not having power recline, the Second Class cabin is still very comfortable. Not all seats have power points, but some do. The seating is all in groups of 4 and is face to face. There is a mix of drop down tables and fixed tables in Second Class. There is a good amount of leg room and the seats are comfortable.
Every TGV has a café and bar. Again, the design of this is very stylish. You can purchase a variety of drinks including wine. There is also hot and cold food available. The menu is pretty good as you would expect in France. The café is located between the First and Second Class cabins and is open to all passengers regardless of their seat class.
There is some space to sit in the café but most people take their food back to their seat to enjoy. It can get a little crowded in the café so it is usually best to go early in your journey unless you want to stand in line for a while. You can bring whatever food and drink that you want onto the TGV with you. This includes beer and wine. It can of course save you money by bringing your own food as well as giving you a lot more choice.
The TGV is an excellent, safe, comfortable and convenient way to travel across France and into Europe. Always make it your first consideration when deciding how you want to travel to your destination in France and the other European destinations that it serves.
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