A Paris to Versailles train on the French RER line has been decorated to high style following a partnership between the rail company and the Chateau of Versailles – dubbed the Paris Chateau-nooga choochoo.
The subway train which operates a service from Paris to the Chateau has been given a palatial face lift to put travellers in the right frame of mind before their visit to the magnificent UNESCO site.
Seven carriages on the train have been completely redecorated with images of the Hall of Mirrors, the Temple of Love, Louis XVI’s library, the Gallery of Battles (see pic), the Queen’s Chambers at the Petit Trianon (beloved of Marie Antoninette), the coach of the Coronation of Charles X and the English style garden of the Petit Trianon.
In high peak summer months it is planned that hostesses from the Tourist Office of Versailles and SNCF agents will travel on trains to educate tourists on the Palace of Versailles or the different attractions to discover in Paris. 50,000 people per day travel on the RER C line which this train operates on, and whether its being used by those travelling to work or tourists, the look of the train is bound to improve traveller’s moods and encourage them to visit the Versailles Palace.
Rail company SNCF have plans for more trains to be decorated in the same film decoration technique going forward – talk about arriving in style!
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