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    Default tgv to lourdes

    Hi,
    Once I reach Montparness TGV station, is it easy to find from where the train to lourdes is leaving. It is for the first time that is why I am bit worried.
    Thank you,
    Annie

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    Montparnasse is not just a TGV station, it has non-express trains and Paris Metro and commuter trains leaving from there as well, so don't go to them. You need to find the TGV trains, but there will be signposts, usually blue for the TGV. Once you find the TGV tracks it will be easy - there will be a departure board showing which platform to go to. But be aware that they don't announce the platform until 20 minutes before departure, so you may have to hang round the departure board and wait until your train is displayed.

    This website, the one you're on now, Paris By Train, has a photo guide to Montparnasse (link below). There is a lot going on at the station, so it's probably worthwhile to familiarise yourself with it.

    http://parisbytrain.com/gare-montparnasse-photo-tour/

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    Montparnasse is quite big station and also has RER commuter trains and the Metro in there, so if you are arriving by road you don't want to go to those areas. Look out for blue signs with white writing saying TGV and follow them.

    Once you find the TGV tracks and platforms it should be quite easy. There will be a large departure board like an airport. This will display your train and all the other TGVs. But don't panic if you can't see it straight away. The platform number is only shown 15 minutes before departure so you will have to hang around waiting for it to come up. You will see lots of other people doing this as well.

    There is a photo guide to Montparnasse at the following link. You might want to look at it to familiarise yourself with what to expect.

    http://parisbytrain.com/gare-montparnasse-photo-tour/

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