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I did the Toulouse-Paris return trip in the TGV in 1st Class for the same reason.

The only stuff I could see people reading around me was Libé (like me), the Nouvel Obs, or some serious-looking books. Not freebies, though - there were no hand-outs.

I got the feeling the kind of people who travel by TGV are more likely to lean left (even when the curve is to the right).

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Sun Jun 17th, 2007 at 04:42:49 PM EST
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From personal observations, on the Paris-Grenoble line a few years ago ; when the train is empty, and 2nd class remains cheaper than 1st (weekdays evening), the social divide is well marked, and the 1st class reads Le Figaro, whereas when the train is almost full, as on a weekend, the 2nd class overflows into the 1st, and you find Libé readers there...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères
by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Jun 17th, 2007 at 05:48:18 PM EST
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