We are a family of four who will be spending three weeks in Spain / France in July / August. The plan is four cities: San Sebastian, Barcelona, Sarlat-le-Caneda and finishing in Paris.
I think we will travel by train between all cities. From Barcelona to Sarlat will be especially long but less stressful than driving.
I am using Rick Steve's Rail Europe site to learn more about the train travel.
I have two main questions:
1) Should we go ahead and get a pass for this kind of train travel? Will it cover other transportation besides train travel between these four cities? Does it cover all trains between these four cities even if they are different carriers??
2) For the trip from Barcelona to Sarlat - it is three different transfers. Is it safe to assume that we catch the next train or bus in the same place as where we get off even if they are different carriers? I can't tell one way or the other from the website. Maybe that's because it's a given, but I didn't want to assume.