Artesia in brief
The Artesia night train offers a relaxing journey from France to Italy featuring stunning countryside, a delicious dinner and a bed to retire to afterwards. It’s a popular service, carrying up to 1.1m people per year to the heart of their chosen city. Whether that’s aboard the Palatino service calling at Bologna, Florence and Rome or the Stendhal train calling at Milan, Verona and Venice.

Speeds can reach 180mph, lulling you through the night to a cosy slumber in your comfortable sleeper or couchette.

The Artesia night train leaves from Paris Bercy Station (not like the TGV daytime Artesia which leaves from Gare de Lyon) which has excellent subway, taxi and bus connections. Please note there is no left luggage facility at this station but if you do arrive early, hostesses in the Artesia lounge located on the upper level will welcome you with newspapers and a choice of beverages.

With such long distances covered at a more leisurely pace you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the onboard restaurant and the unraveling scenery between France and Italy.

The Artesia network
Main destinations include Paris, Florence, Rome, Milan and Venice.

Popular journeys
Paris to Florence (12h 21m)
Milan to Paris (8h 44m)
Paris to Venice (13h 01m)
Rome to Paris (14h 56m)



Our tip
» If you can’t sleep rent a DVD player or a PSP to keep yourself entertained, just ask at the buffet bar coach A valid night train ticket gives access to the Artesia lounge at the Paris-Bercy station and to the Grand Voyageur lounge in the Paris-Lyon station. Both lounges offer a bar service, computers, and satellite TV.
» You need to reserve your seat beforehand on all Artesia France to Italy night trains.
» There are no special facilities for disabled passengers.
» Attendants are available at all hours on the Artesia. They’ll set up your bed while you’re in the restaurant, handle customs procedures and awake you before arrival at your destination.


Before you board
The stations
» 
The Salon Grand Voyageur Lounge at Paris Gare de Lyon station in France, and Milan’s Club ES* Lounge in Italy, welcomes 1st class passengers.


Check-in & boarding
»
 Your pass needs to be validated prior to boarding the Artesia Day Train at the station. Please remember the France Rail Pass can’t be validated in Italy, and the Eurail Italy Pass can’t be validated in France.
 

Onboard 

» Sleepers Single, Double & T3
› Sink with shaver’s socket
 Toilet bag
 Air conditioned
› Security lock and spy hole on the door
› Bottle of water
 Night arrangement of the cabin by an attendant upon passenger’s request
› Newspaper delivery in the morning
› Coffee/croissant in the morning in the cabin (breakfast included in the ticket’s price)
› One attendant for two cars
 Wake-up service between 30 and 60 minutes before train’s arrival

» Couchettes T4
 Air conditioned
 Bottle of water
 Night arrangement of the cabin by an attendant upon passenger’s request
 One attendant for two cars
 Wake-up service between 30 and 60 minutes before train’s arrival
 Ladies Only” cabin (2 dedicated compartments in coach # 95, cabins 1 & 2) 

» Couchettes T6
 Air conditioned
 Bottle of water
 Night arrangement of the cabin by an attendant upon passenger’s request
 One attendant for two cars
 Wake-up service between 30 and 60 minutes before train’s arrival
› Ladies Only” cabin (2 dedicated compartments in coach # 95, cabins 1 & 2)
 

Highlights

Sleepers: your home from home! 
» Artesia Night trains offer a Sleeper class providing single to 3 berth-cabins, with gender distinctions in 2 and 3 berth-cabins, except for people who reserve together. Each cabin has a washbasin, a razor socket, a complimentary toiletry kit, and the comfort of a real bed. Attendants are at your service aboard Artesia Night trains for the whole of the journey. On your request, they will set up your cabin for the night. You also benefit from a wake-up service and a coffee and croissant in the morning in your cabin.

Couchettes: economical and practical 
» Artesia Night trains Couchettes offer 4 or 6 berth-cabins with no gender distinction; if you are a lady you can opt for the “women only cabin” available in (the) 4-berth couchettes at no extra cost As in Sleepers, you can benefit from an attendant service to make up the couchettes for you. The wake-up service between 30 to 60 minutes before your arrival and a bottle of water in the evening are free of charge.

When you eat well, you sleep well! 
» The bar is available for a quick snack with hot and cold beverages and light sweet and savory dishes. The Artesia Night train dining car and its restaurant await you with two set menus for a genuine gourmet meal, providing a full meal served at your table. If you are travelling by sleeping car, the attendant will collect your reservation, otherwise simply come to the dining car where you will be seated on a “first come first served” basis.



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