European train travel is having a moment. Where short-haul flights and low-cost carriers once made sleeper trains unappealing and economically uncompetitive, there are now lots of new businesses offering budget and luxurious sleeper options to criss cross Europe in style. Paris-based Midnight Trains and the revival of the 1970s Trans-Europe Express linking 10 EU cities with a first-class overnight service are just two examples.
And to add to the growing number of fast train services between European cities, slow train travel is also making a comeback. The Marseille–Paris train route is celebrating 50 years of service, still enticing travelers to the French Riviera at a genteel pace–it is
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