If you intend to start off your holiday with a stay Paris you have a choice of trains to get you out of the city to the Loire Valley. The TGV trains leave from Montpanasse station (gare) and standard trains from Austerlitz station.
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Remember when you make a train journey in France you must always stamp (composter ) your ticket at the small stamping machines on the platforms, before you get on the train. This validates your ticket and prints the date of travel, if this is not done you are effectively travelling with an invalid ticket if caught you will be fined. If you have printed off an 'E-ticket' you cannot do this because of the style of the ticket but don't panic as you are ok to travel with this.
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