If you’re in need of an immediate break, whether it’s a short weekend trip or a longer overseas visit, why not hop on the Eurostar?
Here are just a few French fancies and Belgian beauties you can visit within a matter of hours on the tunnel under the sea;
The city of love is just a stone’s throw away, making it very easy to access for a spur of the moment romantic break. Home to the world famous Eiffel Tower, Disneyland, the Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral and many more attractions, there is a wealth of things to see and do in Paris.
Not only are there plenty of things to immerse yourself in, Paris also offers some seriously fine dining, high fashion, art and culture, all set against the backdrop of cobbled stone pavements and beautiful surroundings.
Situated on the tip of northern France, Lille is closer to home than many may think. It also lies close to the French border with Belgium, so if you fancy a spot of light travelling you could hop over the border quite easily. Only 80 minutes from London, the French city makes an ideal getaway for all sorts of reasons. The city has two central squares which are bursting with traditional French cafes and bars, as well as stunning architecture.
Belgium’s cosmopolitan city offers a host of historical institutions and lively nightlife. From the visually stunning Cathedral of Our Lady to the Antwerp Zoo, you will never be lost for things to do.
If you’re on a shopping trip, head to Antwerp for diamonds. The Antwerp tourist board boasts that 80% of the world’s unpolished diamonds are traded in the city. Crowned as the diamond capital of the world, Antwerp’s diamond quarter is an ideal spot to shop for jewellery and, even if you’re not buying, visiting the diamond museum could be a nice little treat.
If you are planning to book a Eurostar trip, don’t forget to consider your travel insurance, which can be taken out for both short and long haul holidays.Back to top