My trip to Paris on Eurostar

Going to Paris on Valentine’s day with your boyfriend might sound quite cliché! But we really wanted to go, celebrate this date and use it as the perfect excuse to escape from work. So instead of taking a flight to the french capital we took the Eurostar train, and instead of using Google maps we decided to go old school and go around town with the help of an actual map. (Click on the image below and get 15% discount on a trip to Paris)

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Let’s say that having a train to Paris departing from the town where I currently live is quite convenient. Who would’ve said Ashford was this international!

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Eurostar has 3 different classes of service, Standard, Standard Premier and Business Premier. This last one, the one we experienced, gives you the access to the Business Lounge. You also have more spacious seats on board, a quicker check-in and they serve you 3 meals during your journey. Yes, you also get to read all the latest editions of magazines you can possibly think of! Heaven.

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Once we arrived to Paris, *surprise surprise* the weather was as bad as in the UK. But we quickly had to put that depressing though behind because we had a long walk in front of us till our next stop: Notre Dame Cathedral.

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One hundred photos later we made our way to the Louvre Museum and since this day, I decided to replace the expression “it’s raining cats and dogs” to “it’s raining so much that the Louvre is a few centimeters away from you and you can’t see it“.

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When the rain finally stopped we had the opportunity to go for a walk at the Tuileries garden on our way to Champs Elysees, where the sun finally decided to show up.

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Our last stop was the Eiffel Tower, of course. No need to say that 80% of my memory card is filled with photographs from this last stop.

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After six hours of walking we took the RER from the Eiffel Tower to the station Paris Gare du Nord where our train took us back to the UK. Oh and let me say, those Eurostar seats are comfy enough to sleep!

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