Eurostar is a fabulous way to travel; it was everything expected and more. My colleague and I boarded the Eurostar train at St. Pancras station in London with plans to go to Paris. St. Pancras was not only architecturally gorgeous but well organized making it easy to find our train. St. Pancras also offered no-charge “easy-cart’s” accessible, right at the station’s entrance. If you are in the mood for a quick nosh or a fine dining experience, you’re in luck. If you want a real treat stop off at Crepe Affaire and have a tasty crepe. When we arrived at the train we were ushered to our spacious seats and our bags were stowed away by the courteous staff. The food service started quickly after departure. The three course meal was delicious, including champagne and impeccable service! I was pleasantly surprised at how spacious the area was, leg space was very ample and for a tech savvy business traveler, there is plenty of room and plugs to set up a laptop and get right to work.
The French and English country side that surrounded the high-speed train was soothing and the train was surprisingly quiet. In just two and a half short hours the train was to arrive in Paris’s Gare Du Nord Station, not before passing thru the English Channel, which made us a bit wheezy…wondering “what if this channel collapses”, needles to say we went thru the English Channel in no time. Shortly after finishing our afternoon tea, the train was entering Paris’s Gare Du Nord Station. The conscientious staff welcomed us to Paris and helped us off the train, where our luggage was waiting for us. Gare Du Nord station was also well organized and taxi service was quite prompt and located directly in front of the station. Returning to England was just as delightful as going to Paris. Everything went off without a hitch and they even changed our ticket times with no extra charge or hassle. If you are looking for economical, fast, comfortable transportation take Eurostar and feel like a star!!