This €10 a day rail pass could possibly be your ticket to France’s biggest wine growing region


The region is home to famous French cities like Toulouse, Nîmes and Montpellier.


Need to explore the Occitanie region by train for €10 per day? Local authorities have created a recent rail pass that can allow travellers and tourists unlimited travel on local trains across the region.

The Occitanie Rail Tour Pass is valid on local TER services – 19 rail lines which run to all stations within the Occitanie region. It could possibly’t, nonetheless, be used on high-speed TGV trains, Intercité or night train routes.

Where train lines don’t reach, liO buses within the region can take passengers to their final destination for an additional €2 per trip.

The pass allows unlimited travel for between two to 6 days and, as there isn’t any reserved seating on regional trains, you may easily buy it last minute.

Where are you able to travel with the Occitanie Rail Tour Pass?

The Occitanie region is home to famous French cities like Toulouse, Nîmes and Montpellier. And there are many historic, beautiful places to go to close by utilizing the local rail network.

Hop off the train in Narbonne and find the Cathedral of Saint-Just and Saint-Pasteur. Built between 1272 and 1340, it takes inspiration from cathedrals in northern France. Vaulted ceilings soar as much as 40 metres within the constructing’s unique choir.

Head to the picturesque town of Collioure for the clear waters of the Mediterranean. Its architecture inspired painters including Matisse and Picasso. Pair outstanding gastronomic offerings with its celebrated AOC Banyuls-Collioure wines for a taste of Occtinanie.

That is the biggest wine-producing region in France, representing 30 per cent of all wine produced within the country. So there are plenty more places you may stop along Occitanie’s rail network to sample superb wines.

It has a broad range of red, white and rose wines with vineyards stretching from the Pyrenees-Orientales to the hillsides of the Cevennes. The character of every wine is influenced by the particular geographical features of the location.

South of Carcassonne you will discover Limoux wines, known for the defining feature of using the Mauzac grape variety. Take a train north from Montpellier where the recent Mediterranean climate and funky temperatures in Cevanne make the fruity, spicy Pic Saint Loup red wines.

In the event you stop in Toulouse, make sure to visit among the finest wine bars on this planet, Le 5 Wine Bar positioned in the center of the ‘Pink City’. Here you may taste quite a lot of local wines and a few from further afield.

The Gers region within the west of Occitanie can also be where the exceptional Armagnac brandy was born within the 14th century. Distilled from white wine, it’s aged in oak barrels that give it its unique flavour.

There’s a great probability you’ll find spectacular regional wine at whichever of the 150 stations within the region you select to get off at.


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