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My wife and I are planning our honeymoon. We are to fly into Heathrow since the plane tickets are cheap then rent a car from Sixt and drive down to Paris. I'll spend a few days there then drive down to Provence, then Rome, Venice, Milan, back to Paris, then drive back to London and fly out.

Is this a good idea? I'm hesitant on using the train as I loved driving last time I traveled to Germany. Any advice on how difficult it is going from London to Paris would be greatly appreciated. What train ticket must I purchase to get the car on there? Is Sixt a good company to rent from?

Many thanks in advance!

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