How do I avoid trains with limited seating?
French Thalys trains and international TGV trains have a limited number of seats available for Eurail pass holders. We recommend that you make reservations for the high season (May-September) as early as possible.
If the train you want to take is fully booked for pass holders, these are your options:
Search for an alternative route that avoids traveling by TGV or Thalys.
Pick one of our suggested alternatives for the most popular train routes in France.
To check availability for the trains, contact a booking center or visit a European railway station.
Read more about limited seating and alternative routes.