We'll be traveling in France and then on to Belgium & the Netherlands six weeks from now and we're trying to figure out if we're better off buying point-to-point tickets or a Benelux-France pass. One concern I have after reading some postings here is getting reservations on the trains that require them. It sounds like it has been pretty difficult for some people.
My question is: Is it easier to get train reservations on the TGV or Thalys trains if you don't have a rail pass since they only give out a limited number of reservations to passholders? Without a pass, I could book my reservations soon from home. With a railpass, do I have to wait until I'm over there to book the reservations?