I am destined for Paris and London, and have a travel day dilemma -
As a party of 2 we want to do the following all in one day:
Check out of our Paris hotel (store our suitcases somewhere), take a train from St. Lazare station to Caen to visit the D-day beaches, then back that afternoon to retrieve our suitcases.
Take a train from the Gare Du Nord station to London to continue the rest of our trip.
Questions - where can we store our suitcases? Do we have to store them at the Hotel and return there to retrieve them? Would the Hotels be able to make these arrangements for us, including the trains, or do we have to do this ourselves? We are concerned about timing and missing trains, but would rather not pay for the flexible tickets.
We are staying at the Marriott Opera Ambassador in Paris, and traveling to the Grosvenor House Marriott in London.
Any advise would be appreciated! Thank you!
Having done similar trips, here's my opinion, "You are trying to do way too much in one day"! How about just taking one day while in Paris and doing the Normandy trip, returning, spending the night, then leaving the next day for London?
Jean, you will want to also take into account the weather. It can be very "Harsh" in Normandy, and sights are not all that close together. To me, you will be under "Undue" pressure that will effect the enjoyment of the day.
Unless things go "Planned perfect", you are going to have a travel problem. It will take hours to get to Normandy, hours there, hours back, and then you have to make sure you understand, full airport type security prior to getting on the Eurostar. Once one, you will have a 2 plus hour wonderful ride, (At night), and then arrive at St. Pancras in London. You will then most likely have to take a taxi to the Grosvenor (Nice place, but you even might consider staying at the Ren. St. Pancras, you eliminate a lot of travel cost, and have the luxury of the London tube, right below you!)
Please try to review previous posts on Normandy, The Eurostar, and London, it really may help! It may be a lot more comfortable for you to hear about others experiences.
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