London to Paris -Day Trip

May 2nd, 2004, 02:13 PM
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London to Paris -Day Trip

Will be going to London for a week in March 2005. My neice would like to go to Paris for the day. I know the Eurostar does this route. Can you offer any advice on tickets(what class,etc.), what to do in Paris once there, a "nice" place for dinner. We plan to leave early and return late. This is her first trip to London and Paris. Thanks
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May 2nd, 2004, 02:21 PM
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we took the chunnel from London to Paris & went 2nd class. It was just fine. We had heard it was cheaper to book by calling direct to London but after checking online & calling London it turned out cheaper for us to do it online. We went for several days but we have a friend in London that goes over to Paris to shop for the day. You should have a great time.
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May 2nd, 2004, 05:19 PM
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I have a silly question, just wondering: Are you sure you don't want to spend a week in Paris with a day trip to London instead? I ask this because I just came back from both and am still reeling from the sticker shock in London.

How old is your niece? My niece was 22 when we took her and for some reason, she really loved checking out the Notre Dame. Shopping in BHV and Galleries Lafayette is also nice.

For a splurge, you might want to try lunch at Jules Verne in the Eiffel Tower. You need to reserve at least a month in advance, though.
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May 3rd, 2004, 07:32 AM
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Melissa,
My neice is 21 and is going to London thru her college and we are going along. She just wanted to go for a day. Any more advice. Thanks
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May 3rd, 2004, 10:49 AM
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I was in London last fall and took the Chunnel into Paris for an afternoon. Being students, we booked the cheapest tickets we could find, and those seats were just fine, nothing scary at all. The station is very easy to navigate and we all found Paris just wonderful.
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May 3rd, 2004, 11:10 AM
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Here is the current timetable for Eurostar. (Europeans don't call it Chunnel)

London to Paris
05.34 09.23 9078 12345--
06.34 10.23 9002 123456-
07.39 11.23 9006 123456-
08.01 11.53 9088 ------7
08.12 11.47 9008 123456-
09.04 12.53 9012 ------7
09.09 12.53 9012 123456-
10.34 14.17 9018 ------7
10.39 14.17 9018 123456-
11.34 15.23 9022 ------7
11.39 15.23 9022 -----6-
12.04 15.59 9024 ------7
12.09 15.59 9024 123456-
13.36 17.23 9030 ------7
14.09 17.53 9032 123456-
14.09 17.53 9032 ------7
15.11 18.53 9036 123456-
15.11 18.53 9036 ------7
16.12 19.47 9040 123456-
16.12 19.47 9040 ------7
16.42 20.23 9042 -----6-
17.09 20.59 9044 123456-
17.09 20.59 9044 ------7
17.41 21.17 9046 12345--
17.41 21.17 9046 ------7
18.11 21.53 9048 -----6-
18.11 21.53 9048 ------7
18.39 22.53 9050 12345--
19.09 22.53 9052 -----6-
19.09 22.59 9052 ------7
19.42 23.23 9054 12345--


1: Monday - 2: Tuesday - 3: Wednesday - 4: Thursday - 5: Friday - 6: Saturday - 7: Sunday

Paris to London
06.37 08.26 9005 12345--
06.37 08.30 9005 -----6-
07.13 08.56 9109 12345--
07.43 09.26 9009 -----6-
08.07 10.00 9011 ------7
08.13 09.51 9011 123456-
09.10 10.58 9015 123456-
09.10 11.02 9015 ------7
10.19 11.54 9019 123456-
10.19 11.59 9019 ------7
11.43 13.29 9025 ------7
13.04 14.54 9031 1234567
13.04 14.54 9031 ------7
14.43 16.28 9037 12345--
14.43 16.27 9037 ------7
15.19 16.55 9039 -----6-
15.19 16.55 9039 ------7
16.07 17.57 9043 123456-
16.07 17.56 9043 ------7
17.10 18.57 9047 123456-
17.10 18.56 9047 ------7
17.43 19.25 9049 1234---
17.43 19.21 9049 ------7
18.16 19.58 9051 123456-
18.16 19.58 9051 ------7
19.19 20.54 9055 123456-
19.19 20.54 9055 ------7
20.13 21.53 9059 ----5--
20.13 21.52 9059 ------7
21.13 22.57 9063 ------7


1: Monday - 2: Tuesday - 3: Wednesday - 4: Thursday - 5: Friday - 6: Saturday - 7: Sunday


Currently 2nd class costs $47 each way and 1st class is $95 each way.

First Class
First Class offers more space and a reclining seat. You?ll be served champagne*, followed by a three-course meal with wine or soft drinks.
Standard Class
Standard Class offers you a reserved seat in a spacious, air-conditioned carriage. You can buy refreshments from the on-board bar-buffet.


Go to www.eurostar.com for more details.

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May 3rd, 2004, 11:24 AM
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My mother and I took the Eurostar several years ago from London to Paris for a day. It was nice for her (she had never been there before and knew she would never be able to return); but we both agreed that it was too whirlwind. We had booked a tour that included a sightseeing bus that met you at the station in Paris. If I remember correctly, we were able to get out only near the Eiffel Tower & only for the time it took to take a picture. We squeezed in a quick lunch at Cafe de la Paix, ran through Galeries Lafayette & then it was time to board the train again.

Unless you feel that this will be your only opportunity in your lifetime to visit Paris, don't do it this way. I have returned to Paris twice since, for extended periods, and loved every moment of it.
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