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Europe: Planes & trains

The TGV East, one of the newest lines in an expanding network of high-speed trains in Europe, arrives and departs from Gare de l’Est (above) in Paris. It’s one of the world’s fastest trains. (Jane Engle / LAT)
EasyJet from Basel, Switzerland, can be less expensive than the train, but it lands at an airport more than an hour from London. (Jane Engle / LAT)
With its smooth, fast ride and tasty fare, the TGV East train from Paris to Basel is relaxing, but long train trips can be pricey. (Jane Engle / LAT)