Taking the TGV from Perpignan in the direction of Spain gives you that brief glimpse of what being a protagonist in a billion-dollar superhero franchise must feel like. There’s this rush as you gain more and more speed with the train as it bears down on the Pyrenées range. Just as you top 200kph and appear ready to crash into the mountains, there’s this sudden ‘foop’ as you get swallowed by the Perthus Tunnel, staying in darkness for maybe 3-4 minutes and then experience an inverse ‘woop’ are you pop […]

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