The Anonymous Widower

The Last Leg Across Paris

I had arranged that I would take the 18:43 Eurostar back to England, so that gave me time for lunch in Paris.

I always eat in Cafe Breizh, when changing between Gare du Lyon and Gare du Nord, as it’s conveniently on the Metro from both stations.

It is a high-class Breton Creperie, which is gluten free and also has a nice line of ciders.

The only problem, is that at times you have to queue.

I took these pictures on the Metro.

Note.

  1. The unusual half-height platform edge doors on Line 1.
  2. Paris Zoo does nights, like London.
  3. It did appear that Bastille station had been spruced up.

For Cafe Breizh, I went to Saint-Sébastien – Froissart station.

Returning to the station after an excellent meal, I came across this shop.

I would have investigated further, but they were very busy.

 

 

 

May 31, 2018 Posted by | Food, Transport | , , | Leave a comment

From Novara To Paris

These pictures give a glimpse of my journey from Novara to the Gare du Lyon in Paris.

These are a few observations.

The Route

The trip took twelve minutes short of seven hours.

But some of the scenery was excellent.

It should also be noted that there is only one train per day and I’m not sure it runs every day.

As the pictures show, the Milan train joined uip with another train en route and this meant an incredibly long walk at Gare du Lyon.

Choosing A Seat

I paid £54 on loco2.com for a Standard Class ticket.

I should have paid the extra nine pounds for a First Class ticket.

But make sure you have a window seat.

Milan To London In A Day

The arrival time of 13:19 in Paris, means it is possible to go from Milan to London within a day.

I estimate that a direct service between London and Milan going via Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport, Lyon and Turin would take about ten hours.

But then the French and the Italians are building a Turin-Lyon High Speed Railway, which could knock a couple of hours from the journey time.

As it passes Roissy, it would be an ideal route for masochists!

Conclusion

I’m glad to say, I’ve done this trip, but next time, I come back from Northern Italy, I’ll spend a night in Geneva, Lyon or Paris.

May 31, 2018 Posted by | Transport | , , , , | 1 Comment