Paris

Barcelona to Paris by Train

March 21st, 2011
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The day started with a walk through the streets of Barcelona to Sants Station, not the most attractive of stations externally – think Birmingham New Street – but inside the station is user friendly, light and airy.
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Eurostar first timer, pleasantly surprised!

March 2nd, 2011
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Although this isn’t my first trip across the channel, it is the first time I’m taking the Eurostar. Work let me out a little early and I took the 17:32 o’clock train from London to Paris. I’m normally more of a flyer, so the shorter check in times and central location of St Pancras station were a pleasant surprise, and also to arrive in the heart of the city you want to be in rather than in the sticks was great.
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A Brief Tour of Paris

October 8th, 2010
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On 24th August my colleague Carly & I took the Eurostar standard class from London St Pancras to Paris Gare du Nord. We stayed at the Mercure Terminus Nord hotel, which couldn’t have been easier to find because it is directly opposite the Eurostar terminal.
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A Journey Through Europe’s Most Beautiful Regions (part 1)

October 7th, 2010
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London to Paris

Travelling on the Eurostar for me seemed like a normal thing to do. With business in Brussels, I had long become accustomed to the ease of avoiding air or ferry travel to the Continent. When boarding the Eurostar almost a fortnight ago, I therefore did not expect anything different. How wrong I was.
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Hotel of the Week – Terrass Hotel Paris

August 6th, 2010
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When you are walking up the (gently inclined) hill from Place de Clichy, the Terrass Hotel is pretty hard to miss. Its Haussmann façade rises majestically above the Cimitière de Montmartre with illuminated signs wrapped around its upper floors.
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Hotel of the Week – Sofitel Paris Arc De Triomphe

March 8th, 2010
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Whether you are looking for French culture, boutique shopping, people-watching with coffee and croissants in a Parisian café or pure relaxation, the Sofitel Arc De Triomphe has much to offer for your stay in Paris!
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Paris in the snow

January 19th, 2010
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Everyone’s heard about the recent Eurostar mishaps, trains breaking down in the tunnel, people not being able to travel home before Christmas and all of the apologetic media statements from Eurostar staff to the general public. It looked like a bit of a disaster on TV (that’s what the news is for after all), was I the only person to think that actually it might not have been that bad to spend a couple more days in Paris?
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Paris’s Metro Line 14

January 4th, 2010
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Eureka!!! I have made a great discovery…Metro Line 14 in Paris. Now, I can tell what you are thinking, “he hasn’t really discovered this, it was already there”. OK, I concede on that point but it IS new to me. I seem to spend half my life in Paris, yet have dismally failed to notice how useful this particular line is.
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Brasserie Bofinger

August 20th, 2009
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Within the heart of the fashionable Bastille area lies Brasserie Bofinger, recognisable by its attractive burgundy exterior and grand revolving doors. We were politely greeted by the waiters and led through the glass-domed dining room to our table. 
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