The new TGV-Est high-speed line opened in 2007, replacing conventional trains with these fast machines, which run on special lines at speeds of up to 199mph (320km/h). The new line runs throughout the east of France to the west of Germany, as well as to destinations in Switzerland and Luxembourg. The TGV Est line slashes journey times to the east of France, Basel and Zürich from Paris, whisking you to your destination in half the original time. For instance, the journey from Paris to Frankfurt takes under four hours. You'll travel in style in Christian Lacroix-designed carriages. With extra leg room and wider seats, super-fast journeys promise to be more comfortable and enjoyable too.