Paris breaks and Eurostar breaks to Paris

Friday, November 21, 2008

Eurostar Deals to Paris

Continental Paris in the winter can be pretty cold compared to the temperate UK but on the other hand if there are some nice Eurostar Deals going then it can be tempting to cross the channel for a bit of shopping before Christmas or to go to the museums, jazz clubs etc.



It seems that Eurostar Deals to Paris are getting busier so it pays to book well in advance, as always.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Concierge Paris Breaks


Concierge Paris Breaks
Originally uploaded by Andyrob
Today, the Conciergerie is a museum situated next to The Palais de Justice or law court. The Conciergerie makes an impressive sight especially at night on on Ile de la Cite at the south end of Pont-au-Change. The Conciergerie was used as a prison during the French Revolution and became a most fearful place. Amongst those imprisoned here were Thomas Paine and Mary Antoinette.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Jardin des Plantes


Jardin des Plantes
Originally uploaded by Andyrob
A nice place to visit if you have time or are on extended Paris breaks is the Jardin des Plantes. Literally the garden of plants, there is also a zoo!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Eurostar Deals FAQ

Notices a simple but handy Eurostar Deals FAQ

Could do with some more information about the best Paris Hotel and Eurostar deals combined because I never know which ones to look at first and the eurostar site isn't necessarily the easiest to find your way around for the hotels, nor always the cheapest I suppose.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Can you take your own drinks on board the Eurostar to Paris?

Since alcohol has been banned from public transport in London some people have been wondering if it's OK to take your own drinks on board eurostar trains to Paris.

Here is a run down of the Paris Eurostar situation:

As it was Christmas Eve, and we’d already missed half the family-fun, we decided have some Christmas Eve fun on the journey – Eurostar to Paris and then a train to Normandy.
When I went to Paris with the marvellous other half who surprised me for my birthday we enjoyed our own croissants and champagne all the way there, at 8am, and apart from some disapproving looks about our early morning boozing from passengers, no one else said anything at all. Yes, I’ve certainly seen it done, in fact the couple opening their bottle managed to spill/spray it all over the place, the Paris Eurostar staff even helped clear it up, which is a fairly strong indication that they’re ok with it.

Ask for double rations each time the trolley goes past, so long as the train isn’t too packed they’re happy to give you as much wine as you can drink (8 of those little bottles in my case tho that was before the high speed line knocked half an hour off the drinking time to Paris). Ages ago we held a dinner party on the way to Brussels by Eurostar.

I’ve had the misfortune to share a carriage with a very large and raucous hen party, all knocking back copious amounts of champagne in a most indiscreet manner (pink, natch).

So yes the overwhelming majority opinion is that yes, you can be as anti-social as you like and the won't touch you for it on the Eurostar to Paris

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Museo Picasso




Exterior and garden of teh Hotel Sale in Paris which houses the extensive Picasso Museum in the Marais quarter.

Pic by Daquella manera

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Paris Breaks in the Marais, place des Vosges




Place des Voges is a busy courtyard in the fashionable Marais quarter not far from some famous shops and the Picasso Museum

photo by Pete Reed

Friday, June 20, 2008

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Port en Bessin painting in Paris


Port en Bessin
Originally uploaded by Andyrob
This painting of the Normandy fishing port of Port en Bessin hangs in the Musee D'Orsay gallery in Paris.

Harbour at Port-en-Bessin at High Tide
by George Seurat

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Pedestrian Bridge - PASSERELLE DE SOLFERINO

This is an interesting and useful pedestrian bridge in Paris which connects the Musee D'Orsay with the right bank of the Seine.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Notre Dame from the rear


Notre Dame from the rear
Originally uploaded by Andyrob
One of my favourite views of Notre Dame is from the rear so you can see all the flying buttresses.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Eurostar congratulates the new owners of Ebbsfleet United Football Club

Eurostar is a sponsor of Ebbsfleet United, and user of Ebbsfleet International station which is on route from London Kings Cross St Pancras to Paris.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Sacre Coeur, Paris


Sacre Coeur, Paris
Originally uploaded by Andyrob
This is the famous Sacre Coeur, Paris on the hill at Montmartre. There's a funicular railway but it wasn't working

Dalida


Dalida
Originally uploaded by Andyrob
Dalida was a singer and comedienne in Paris. This statue is in a leafy square around the back of Montmartre

Sunday, January 27, 2008

ST Martin


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Originally uploaded by Andyrob
Walking around the streets is one of the best things to do on Paris breaks, and you never know what you might find.

This picture shows a typical old building with a narrow end where two roads intersect sharply. That because Paris isn't built on a boring square grid system like some other cities I won't mention. Let's just say that Paris breaks beat transatlantic flights any day.