I've booked multiple tickets on www.voyages-sncf.com following instructions on Seat61.com so I am familiar with how the website works. However, I am having a weird problem trying to book a Paris to Barcelona train. It's giving me the message "Vous devez renseigner le type de lit que vous souhaitez pour votre trajet." According to Google, it means there is a problem with the selection of the bed choice. I wonder if anyone can go onto the site and see if they are having the same problem and let me know if there is a way around it.
I am looking to book two tickets on 12/28/09, from Paris to Barcelona, departing 20:34 arriving 8:24. This is the Elipso 00477. I am interested in the first class sleeper with two beds. The current price is 220 EUR for both tickets.
I first search for this train, then select "Double 1e classe" at the bottom where it says "Choisir votre placement". I select the 220 EUR PREM ticket, then try to add it to my cart. This is when it stops and gives me that message and it would not add the tickets to my cart. Any help with this would be greatly appreciated.
Also, is the first class sleeper (2 beds) worth 40 EUR per person more than the second class sleeper (4 beds) on the Elipso train? If you've taken this train before, I would be interested in your experience. Our main reason for thinking about the first class sleeper is because it's a 12 hour ride and we thought having our own compartment might be nicer than sharing for such a long ride.
Thanks for your help and advice.