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People / cabin in snowtrain?

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How many people are there in a snow train cabin (the overnight one from Paris to Bourg St Maurice, not the Eurostar)?
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Six, but you can pay a 'sole party' occupancy supplement - I think four is the minimum.
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Yes, six. Fine of you go with guys you know. Not so good if alone, coz the other 5 will be best buddies and not worry about smelly feet, burps, farts and snoring.
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1st class is 4 and much more comfy.
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The first time I used it I was lucky there was only 3, me and a mate and another bloke (his partner was absent as a result of a bereavement). Last year on the outward journey the heating in our carriage was faulty so not many people got much sleep.
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there's no 1st class offered on the chartered snow train from Gare du Nord. If u want 1st u would need to go a few stops down the metro to Gare d'Austerlitz and take the snow train the French take. More hassle v's better conditions.
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Go with the 1st class option, or even standard on the TGV out of Gare d'Austerlitz if there're more than 4 of you, but less than 6. If you do, not all trains have a buffet, so either eat in Paris, or pack a picnic, not forgetting the beers/wine, naturally!
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After all it is free Go on u know u want to!
Last year on the way back from Aime la Plagne my party of six got a 1st class cabin allocated to us even though we hadn't paid for it.
Soo much quieter because they have double glazing as well as air con.
It definitely sleeped six though.
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6! Was a very long time ago! You have to agree with the others in the cabin when you will fold the beds down for 'lights out'! It's a funny experience. Also as I recall the two uppermost bunks are really quite high. We had a compartment next to the bar/disco?? car, it was smoky and noisy all night, not sure if they still have those.
Take your own food.
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I find the Snowtrain exciting on the way out, tedious on the way back. Still, you get an extra 2 days' skiing and none of the airport hassle so it's worth it. Best to bag the bottom bunks as you don't disturb as many people for that inevitable trip to the wonderful loos, and you can watch the world go by if you can't sleep.
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Mark,
Don't forget to mention the romantic involvement Embarassed you witnessed on the way to Tignes in December!!!!!!
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Hahaha - yes, how could I forget that one! Basically, on the outward trip, the OH and I were allocated the top bunk (never even considered trying to book the bunk level). When we tipped up, we discovered a French couple settling themselves into the bottom bunks. No problem - seemed like a nice couple and we all exchanged pleasantries etc.

It wasn't long out of Gare d'Austerlitz, that they decided to share their bunk and get all amorous...........for much of the night. We were reduced to gazing at each other accross the void of the couchette and giggling, before getting p1ssed off at the sleep depravation. Did consider sharing a bunk ourselves, but were concerned at the potential for disaster if the bunk couldn't sustain our joint weight.

In the end I switched on my reading light.......pretended not to hear and read until they fell asleep!!

So, if any of you elect to take the TGV - book the bottom bunk - whatever you plan Exclamation
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