Eurostar to Paris
France’s alluring capital of Paris is the perfect place for a weekend away whether you’re a first timer or a committed Francophile looking for a Gallic fix. Get on board your Eurostar train early to enjoy the sights and tastes of this world-famous city including the Louvre, the Eiffel Tour and the Arc de Triomphe. And don’t forget to take time out to enjoy a leisurely fixed-price lunch too, where you can enjoy some great French fare and people-watch at the same time too.
Eurostar to Paris
Catching the Eurostar from London to Paris is quick, easy and fuss-free, with 19 trains a day leaving from London’s St Pancras station and arriving at Paris Gare du Nord. The journey takes a total of 2 hours 16 minutes. Make sure to arrive 45-60 minutes before departure.
Eurostar to Paris: Must-see
Centre Georges Pompidou – Designed by Renzo Piano and Richard Rogers in the 1970s, the building is immediately recognisable by its exterior escalators and funky coloured tubing. It is home to the National Museum of Modern Art and is internationally renowned for its 20th and 21st century art collections.
Where to eat in Paris
Popular Parisian Bertrand Grébaut’s exciting bistro Septime is loved by Parisians and travellers in-the-know too. The popular set lunchtime menu at €60 for four courses is a steal for such great Gallic fare. Expect modern French plates like egg yolk cured in salted pimento vinegar with raw cuttlefish, lardo, and pimento oil and beets cooked in a brown butter. Ask your waiter for wine recommendations too.
What to buy
La Roche-Posay is one of France’s leading beauty brands and this ultra-moisturising day cream is a great buy for men and women alike. You’ll find it in all pharmacies and department stores.
Where to stay in Paris
This new 5-star hotel pays homage to famed French foodie Fauchon. The hotel is situated near the Paris Opera House and the Champs Elysees, offering guests the choice of 20 guestrooms and 17 suites.
This well-run 4-star hotel in the Latin quarter offers comfortable rooms with a busy bar and lounge for hotel guests.
Situated in the heart of the Montmartre and boasting a sunny terrace with stunning views of the Sacre-Coeur, this clean and friendly hostel is the perfect place to stay when you’re on a budget.