Paris Holidays by Rail

A cross the English Channel, only just over 2 hours by Eurostar from London, Paris is one of the top city destinations on the average travel bucket list. There are the famous sights like the Eiffel Tower, the Champs Elysées, the Palais du Louvre and Notre Dame Cathedral. But, however many times you visit, there’s still more to be discovered in the City of Light from hilltop windmills to hidden markets and backstreet boutiques.

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Our Recommended Hotels in Paris

Hotel Saint Paul Rive Gauche

The Saint Paul Rive Gauche is a family-run boutique hotel, located in the Latin Quarter of Paris. The building dates back to the 17th century and was once the home of Franciscan monks. The individually decorated bedrooms range from the traditional to the contemporary and there is also a cosy lounge area.

25hours Hotel Terminus Nord

The 25hours Hotel Terminus Nord (formerly Mercure Terminus Nord) is ideally located opposite the Eurostar terminus at the Gare du Nord. Bedrooms are furnished in a contemporary style with air-conditioning, flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. The hotel also has brasserie-style restaurant and a welcoming bar.

Astoria Astotel

Located in the 8th arrondissement, with Gare Saint-Lazare just a few moments away this charming hotel has a very boutique feel with beautifully designed and decorated spaces throughout. The stylish bedrooms offer guests a sanctuary from the bustle of Paris with free Wi-Fi to help plan your next day’s adventure.

Novotel Gare de Lyon

Centrally located in the very trendy Bastille area and a short walk from the Gare de Lyon train and metro stations, this Novotel has a wonderful swimming pool to complement its fitness centre, café and on-site bar. Guests’ rooms are furnished to a high standard and include a safe, Wi-Fi and air conditioning amongst other amenities.

Le Marceau Bastille

Perfectly situated for travel to and from Gare de Lyon in the fashionable Bastille area, this recently refurbished hotel offers a chic, modern take on French hospitality. Rooms come equipped with modern creature comforts such as air conditioning, Wi-Fi and a minibar, and the courtyard, fitness room and treatment area provide the finishing touches for your stay.

Sofitel Le Faubourg

Occupying a central location just a short walk from the Place de la Corcorde and the Palais du Louvre, the Sofitel le Fabourg is a luxurious hotel with classically furnished guestrooms. The elegant bar with its pavement terrace is the perfect place to relax after a busy day of sightseeing.

Plaza Athénée

This luxury hotel is located in the heart of Paris’ fashion district. The rooms reflect the style of the area with traditional luxury matched with modern touches such as Wi-Fi and air conditioning. The hotel boasts a number of bars and restaurants, including Alain Ducasse Au Plaza Athenée which has been awarded three Michelin stars. An onsite spa offers a wide range of treatments.

Suggested Tours in and Around Paris

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Private Transfers

If you are concerned about navigating the Paris metro to get between stations for a connecting train, or to get to your Paris hotel, a private transfer is a great option.

from £40 per transfer
Louvre Skip the Line Tickets

Among the world’s largest and most-visited museums, the Louvre always attracts queues. Guarantee your admission by purchasing tickets in advance. You'll have more time to discover masterpieces ranging from the Mona Lisa to the Venus de Milo.

from £18 per person
Seine River Cruise with Dinner

Enjoy a 3-course meal with wine and a cocktail aperitif as you enjoy a 4-hour cruise down the Seine aboard the Capitaine Fracasse. We can also offer 1-hour cruises and lunch cruises.

from £69 per person
Giverny and Monet's House Half-Day Tour

Fans of French Impressionism don’t want to miss this half-day trip by luxury coach to the village of Giverny, where Claude Monet and other artists lived and painted. With an art historian as your guide, tour the gardens which served as inspiration for Monet's paintings.

from £80 per person

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2 Apr, 2019
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