Being too clever, we did just the opposite. Seeing that there were lots of cheap tickets online earlier, we procastinated until it was too late, & we panicked. In the end, we got ours for £79 for a ONE-WAY trip for ONE person. That's one sure way of blowing off some hard-earned money!So what was supposed to be an affordable trip turned out to be an expensive one.
Two expensive Eurostar staff manning the expensive Eurostar train.
It took about 2.5 hours to reach the other side of the English Channel. We passed some English suburbs before dipping underground (under the sea) & then rising back up to French vineyards & farms on the other side of the Channel.
This is the Gare Du Nord station in Paris - we have finally arrived in French territory.
Armed with just a few phrases like Bon Jour, Bon Soir, Bonne Nuit, Merci, Pardon & S'il Vous Plait (& I could only count to six), we were sort of ready to experience the infamous 'hospitality' of the French that we've heard so much about.