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Train to Paris by way of Amboise for 2 nights

We will be returning our rental car in Arles and plan on taking a train on to Amboise but when I went on the Rail Europe website I noticed that all the trains went all the way to Paris and then to Amboise.

Do you know where we could drop the car off and then we could take a train directly to Amboise or Tours?

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Check the route and times on the DB website because it is the most complete for trips of this kind:

I put a random Sunday date into the DB schedule and found this:
There is one high speed train that goes from Avignon TGV station at 13:21, arriving in Tours St. Pierre station at 15:29. The local train to Amboise leaves at 18:10, arriving in Amboise at 18:21.

You can save some time by dropping your car at the Avignon TGV station instead of the Arles station. That way you avoid having to take either a connecting bus or local train.

Other than this, there are routes that connect in Paris. If you choose the Paris route, choose a train that arrives at the Gare de Lyon with a connection at the Gare d'Austerlitz because these are an easily walkable half mile from each other. Otherwise, you have to take a metro across Paris to the Gare Montparnasse to connect.

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There is a direct TGV from Avignon TGV station to St Pierre-des-Corps at 13:20 daily, then a short connection to Amboise. Request that station for your ticket departure and your car drop off.