Transportation from London to Paris

Dec 11th, 2006, 01:40 PM
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Really? Gee, you'd think that people would be doing that all the time.

They'd have to get back to London to fly home but I'm sure they wouldn't want to have a car in Paris.
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Dec 11th, 2006, 01:48 PM
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You are right, a car in Paris is just a bad idea. My husband and I took the train from Amsterdam to Paris, roughly about 4 hours and it was a very easy transportation system to use. I think the extra money you might pay to use the train is worth it. You don't have to pick up or drop off a car and you don't have to worry about finding your way around a foreign country. For simplicity sake, I think the train is the way to go.
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Dec 11th, 2006, 02:33 PM
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I agree. We took the train from Venice to Rome and loved it.

I think that's what they'll end up doing, despite the expense.
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Dec 11th, 2006, 03:03 PM
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Sorry - but driving from near LHR to Paris is simply an idiotic idea.

Only a FEW of the problems --

1) driving a left hand drive UK car on the continent

2) some rental agencies do have plans where you drive to Dover, turn in the car, take the ferry and then pick up a left hand drive car in France - but it is very expensive

3) It would take about 10 to 12 hours minimum - probably more when including waits for the ferry schedule.

4) hiring a car/drive will cost much more than 3 airfares

Those are just SOME of the issues.

Plain silly idea . . . . .
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Dec 11th, 2006, 03:15 PM
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Well, janis, that's, um, why we come to this board...to ask questions.
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Dec 11th, 2006, 05:46 PM
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Yes, you asked and lots of us answered.

My point was in response to LeighTravelClub's suggestion to drive it.

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