FRENCH National Railways (SNCF) has opened ticket sales for its revived Paris - Nice overnight service, with ticket prices starting from €19. 

Tickets for the new service, which is due to launch on April 16, are currently available to be booked for services until early May. Later bookings will gradually become available from March onward. Tickets can be purchased on the website and app, or in stations, shops and SNCF-approved travel agencies. 

The service will run six days a week between Monday and Saturday, from Paris Austerlitz, via Marseille Blancarde, Toulon, Les Arcs Draguignan, Saint Raphaël Valescure, Cannes and Antibes, to Nice Ville.  

The trains, comprising seven coaches, will depart Paris at 20.52 to arrive in Nice at 09.06. On return journeys, the trains will depart Nice at 19.16 to arrive in Paris at 06.55. 

The service will offer tickets for reclining seats (from €19 single), six-berth second class compartments (from €29) and four-berth first class compartments (from €39). The train will also have a dining car and paid bike storage. 

The revival of the service was announced earlier this month by French transport minister, Mr Jean-Baptiste Djebbari, as part of plans to increase the number of night services operating in France to 10 by 2030.  

Two more overnight services are planned to launch by the end of this year: Paris - Tarbes and Paris - Vienna, Austria.