Our trip to Paris in June was magnifique. Great art, great architecture, great food, great wine, great walks — an utter necessity to work off the good food and wine. The day we left Paris for London, it was raining. That was the perfect time to leave even though “I love Paris even when it drizzles” was a line from my father’s show “Can-Can.”

The ONLY way to travel to London is via the EUROSTAR. You can make the trip from Paris to London in two hours without the headache of flying. You don’t have to schlep to the airport, go through long lines to check in, or feel squashed in a tight seat, belted in between two garlic-scented passengers. Or how about taxiing out on the runway and having to be towed back in for mechanical problems? NONE of these hassles on the EUROSTAR.

We arrived at Gare du Nord and took the elevator up to the departures lounge for the EUROSTAR. We quickly went through passport control. Then we presented UK info cards and then in a few minutes whipped right through security. All the way along our entry to the train, there were personnel who spoke English to help us. We arrived at the lounge and waited for a few minutes to board. We went down the wide escalator with our bags and boarded the train. The seats were comfy and roomy and we had a tray table in between us. Train travel is so relaxing. The views of the countryside, the comfortable seats, and the pleasant rocking motion of this high-speed train made the trip so very pleasant. The best part is that you arrive at St. Pancras Station, right in the heart of London, with a fantastic champagne bar to boot!

Speaking of drinking, we were in premier class and fifteen minutes after leaving the station we were eating a cheese plate with fresh bread and a glass of Burgundy looking out over the lush green French countryside. The servers spoke perfect English and were charming. We arrived two hours later in London relaxed, well-fed and ready for good theatre, good food, good eats, and Wimbledon.

We arrived at St. Pancras station, wheeled our bags off the train, and a few minutes later we were in a taxi on our way to the flat. The EUROSTAR is a must way to travel with style and ease in Europe.

Our flat at 41 Queens Gate Terrace was amazing. It had two wonderful nice sized bedrooms. The en suite bath off the master is a dream with twin sinks, shower, bath, and heated towel racks. The living and dining rooms are sunny and airy and the kitchen is state of the art. If you are interested in renting this flat check out http://www.onefinestay.com/london/queens-gate-terrace-2/

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