The wonderful way to book Paris is via Eurostar Snap, where tickets are a steal at just £25 each way in standard class. All you need to do is pick a date with a choice of morning or afternoon, you won’t know which train you’re on until 48 hours before you travel. The eco-minded idea is to make use of Eurostar’s 900-seat capacity, which is double that of a jumbo jet. Keep it green by bringing your bicycle with you – with EuroDespatch you can check your bike into the luggage carriage for £30.
Then pedal amongst the Parisians on the car-free promenade that stretches along the Left and Right Banks, stopping for a drink or a game of pétanque beneath the Louis-Philippe bridge. Stay close to Gare du Nord to allow flexibility over train times… Enjoy!
Eurostar from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord (2 hours 16 mins). Eurostar Snap applies to Paris, Brussels, Lille and Bruges only. Bookings must be made at least 7 days in advance at snap.eurostar.com/uk
Enjoy and don’t forget to check out the Wonder List in Paris!