I’ve recently returned from an incredible trip to one of the most romantic cities in the world, that’s right! I’m talking about Paris! Even though it is known to be extremely romantic, it’s also a great place to visit with family, and friends or on a solo adventure. This time around, I went with my Mum and Sister as they both had never visited the city before. We headed down to London from Yorkshire and spent one night in London in a very cute boutique hotel near Leicester Square and then the following morning we jumped in a taxi to St Pancras to catch the Eurostar.
I have been on the Eurostar many times before but this was my family’s first time and I was keen to hear what they thought about it. If you have never been on the Eurostar before, I can highly recommend it, as it’s such an easy process. Like the airport, you do need to be at the station a few hours prior to get your bags and passport checked. I highly recommend calling at one of the shops beforehand to get some food and drink for the journey as once you have got through the check-in procedure, there isn’t much on the other side.
It takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes and once you arrive in Paris, there is a taxi rank right outside. We were staying at Le Parisis Hotel and it is honestly such a stunning hotel. The service, the views, and the overall stay were just out of this world. I highly recommend this hotel on your next visit to Paris and it’s just a 10-minute walk to the Eiffel Tower.
If you are looking to explore the city, what better way than by boat, bus or by foot. We did all three. We went on a Seine River cruise which cost around £13.00 and we booked beforehand with Bateaux Mouches, you really get to see all the sights, and with no traffic, it’s a great choice! If you’re looking for a hop-on-hop-off bus then there are 2 companies and we decided on the Red Big Bus .
Your tickets are valid for the whole day and the price was around £44.00. We did get off a couple of times to see the sights but this was when the city was experiencing the heatwave and the buses were extremely busy, so I think it would be more enjoyable when the weather isn’t as toasty.
If you’re looking to go to Paris soon, I highly recommend if you haven’t been before and the Eurostar is an experience in itself and super easy.