Paris breaks and Eurostar breaks to Paris

Friday, September 3, 2010

Eurostar Breaks to Lille

Originally uploaded by LindaH
As an alternative to Paris breaks, Eurostar deals to Lille can seem very tempting. The Eurostar tickets are slighty less expensive, and you might expect general expenses to be less in the North of France than in the country's most famous city and the world's favourite tourist destination, Paris.

And indeed Lille does have an attraction of its own, most notably its flemish heritage which gives it a flavour and ambience which is both French and also Belgian at the same time. The food in particular is quite remarkable, and then there is the propensity for visitors to Lille to drink beer rather than wine on any occasion.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Paris - Ile de la Cité et Notre-Dame

Fantastic picture of Paris at night with the Ile de la Cité and Notre-Dame all lit up taken by one of the Paris Breaks group members on Flickr. I was taking a break in Lille myself, which is a lovely city but no real substitute for Paris, although both are well served by the Eurostar.