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Louis XIV railway carriages take to Paris-Versailles line

Christophe Recoura/SNCF

Possibly the most glamorous local railway carriages in the world started operating on Wednesday between Paris and Versailles. They may look like any old beat-up railway train on the outside but inside they are decorated with reproductions of interiors from the royal château of Versailles.

For the modest price of a local network ticket passengers travelling to Versailles, just outside Paris, will have a décor fit for a king.