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Monthly money saver: money off holiday travel

Our money saver tip in the June issue of Connexion: money off holiday travel. Once a year, you can get a 25% reduction on train tickets to go on holiday.

The offer is open to most people, including employees, independent workers, job seekers and the retired. It includes family members going with you, including children under 21. You cannot use this offer and another reduction card for the same journey.

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How to obtain the discount

Hopefully, there will be the chance for holidays in France, and with difficulties set to continue for international travel, this option may be worth looking at. The discount concerns return tickets for a journey of 200km or more. You have to fill in a form, which you can download here depending on your situation: tinyurl.com/yd2qt98c.

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Take it to a station at least a day ahead of your journey. Salaried employees must have the form completed by their employers. Others have to take proof of status to their mairie, which will stamp it. UK pensioners could use their S1 form. 

You must also take proof of relationship to family members you travel with. If you pay for at least half of the ticket in chèque-vacances, the reduction goes up to 50%.

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