London to Paris and back, how?

Dec 29th, 1997, 08:02 PM
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London to Paris and back, how?

I am traveling to London and want some information on getting over to Paris.Is it possible to do as a day trip? How much will it cost for various modes of transportation? Any suggestions on what to see in Paris if I am only there for the day? Thanks!
Dec 29th, 1997, 10:53 PM
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This question has been asked and answered before- scan back as far as archives will take you for some information on your question- then try the homepage click on "Eurorail" information. Has prices and timetables for the "chunnel". Contact "British Air" Airlines for best rates when flying over- then if you don't find the question here try asking "what to see in Paris for only 1 day"?? Good luck!
Dec 30th, 1997, 10:11 AM
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Must you only spend 1 day in Paris? Your choices are flying and the bullet train. You should take the train if at all possible because it will become part of your adventure while flying could end up like any other short air trip (seen one cloud, seen them all). You should expect about $300 US round trip (although that was last year). Britrail (or maybe Eurostar) offers a round trip excursion tour on the bullet train at a slightly reduced rate when prepurchased in the US. Check out the websites recommended by cotton (above) or contact BTA in New York. Remember, by the time you take the train out to Gatwick and wait for your flight, the bullet train would have you in France. Have fun!
Dec 31st, 1997, 11:51 AM
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You can book thru your travel agent a one day escorted tour offered by "BritainShrinkers" It cost around $200.00 and they assist you at the train station in London and see you safely to a tour bus in Paris. You will be given a two hour bus tour and then free time on your own or join a tour of other sights, at addtional cost. We did this and it was most enjoyable. We walked on our own, had a lunch at an outdoor cafe, visited the left bank and saw a lot of Paris. We met the tour group at the opera house at 6pm and then returned to London. You might want to condsider this tour. After this taste of Paris we are making plans for a longer stay next year.
Jan 3rd, 1998, 01:56 PM
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Hi Liz,

Just returned from London and Paris two days ago. We travelled to Paris for a day trip on the Euro Star and I highly recommend it. We left London on the 6:19am train out of Waterloo station and arrived in Paris before 10am. We departed Paris at 8:30pm and walked into our flat shortly after 11pm.

Travel bargains can be hard to find during the holiday season but we did manage to obtain roundtrip tickets for L79 for travel after Boxing day (Dec. 26). I would recommend obtaining tickets 14 days in advance if possible for the best price. We travelled standard class on the way to Paris and, due to an electrical fire, travelled first class on the return. I do not recommend spending the extra money for a first class ticket.

If you should like to talk further please contact me via email as I do not read the forum on a daily basis. I'd be happy to help.

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