maria and i did our annual day trip to paris on a £59 return ticket – you have to book in advance, but its worth it. we arrived around 10am, in time to have breakfast in one of the many street cafes – luckily it was a beautiful sunny day, so we could sit outside. buy a book of 10 metro tickets – you may not use them all that day, but they are worth keeping for the next visit and means that there is no queuing for tickets. the metro gets you from one side of paris to the other very quickly. we visited the canal saint martin area – an up and coming area, with restaurants, bars, shops such as agnes B and APC; have a drink at the Hotel du Nord, which faces the canal. Paris is a city for walking around, enjoying the sights and streets – its amazing that its just 2 hours from Kings Cross by train. we ended up at the Pompidou Centre to see the Paul Klee exhibition – the abstract watercolours and oils from tunisia are my favourite. we also had time to visit the wonderful collection in the rest of the gallery – famous pieces from rothko, matisse, freud – there are some beautiful pieces. visit the rooftop restaurant to get the breathtaking view of paris through the rooftops!
sign up for offers with eurostar, i noticed that there is another offer of £59 return for may!