Cities served by TGV Lyria trains: Bern

Bern, the capital of Switzerland, lies at the heart of the country and is the only city to have retained its medieval appearance. This means there are plenty of historical sites to visit. With a 6-km long shopping promenade made up of numerous arcades, the old centre is listed on Unesco's World Heritage list. Its founder, Berthold V, Duke of Zähringen, apparently gave the city its name after killing a bear during a hunting party. The bear thus became the symbol of the city of Bern (bear is translated as "Bär" in German).

TGV Lyria journeys from France to Bern

Paris <> Bern

There is one direct return TGV Lyria service between Paris and Bern each day. The TGV Lyria from Paris also calls at Basel, Mulhouse and Dijon. After Bern, the train terminates in Interlaken. The journey from Paris to Bern lasts 4 hours and 27 minutes. You can also reach Bern from Paris via a connection in Basel.

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