The new TGV train link has opened between Paris and St Malo. You can now live in one of Bretagne's most picturesque cities, a former pirate's nest and marvellously restored in all its granite glory, and be able to commute to Paris. It would be one place where I would live in France.
The TGV trains have interior design by Christian Lacroix (sweetie!).In the meantime here in New Zealand the Connex cattle trucks will not be able to take straight turns without going backwards before the 2011 World Cup rugby. A metaphor for New Zealand perhaps?