True Paris to Torino

Paris to Torino

We have singled out this journey between Paris and Torino, as it is one of the comparatively few which combines the exhilaration of high speed train travel with epic scenery

When TGV trains travel on the French high speed lines the views from the windows are rarely spectacular, as this typical view below from the LGV between Paris and Lyon below shows - it's the speed that provides the wow factor.



High speed trains need train straight lines so when they encounter mountainous terrain they tend to disappear into tunnels, but a high speed line between France and Torino/Turin is stuck at the planning stage.

So this journey between Paris and Torino/Turin still showcases that a journey by high speed train isn't always devoid of scenic interest, but it's only when the train leaves the high speed line that the landscape becomes more spectacular.

When this train comes off the high speed line after Lyon and begins to head towards Chambery, the views become a lot more interesting.
Though when we made this journey, the ability to take images here was compromised by the sunlight shining directly on the somewhat dirty windows of the train.


The most spectacular part of the Paris to Torini/Turin journey is that between Chambery and the other side of the Italian border - once the train has passed through the Mont Cenis tunnel.

Around 25 mins after departing from Chambery the train passes through Aiguebelle and between there and the tunnel at Modane the railway shares a valley with an autoroute.
The image below is typical of the views that can be seen to the north and south of the town named La Chambre.

The valley narrows into a shallow gorge between St Jean and Modane and the views are often obscured by the autroute, but this view below was captured on the left just before Modane.


The three views below were all captured from the left in Italy, after the train had exited the Mont Cenis Tunnel - the most spectacular part of the journey is the stretch between Bardonecchia and Bussoleno - though the train will pass through numerous other tunnels.


The image below is of the approach to Chiomonte.
To Turin from Paris by train
And on this image below the train is passing through Chiomonte station.
On the train from Paris to Turin
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