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The incredible shrinking country? As of last Sunday, Lyons is only two hours travel from Paris after completion of the final segment of TGV track between the two French cities. The TGV - Train a Grande Vitesse (High-Speed Train) - can now cruise most of the way at 170 miles an hour. The Paris-Geneva run is now only 31 /2 hours, and Paris to Marseilles takes less than 5 hours.