Saturday, 26 November 2011

With the high speed Thalys train from Brussels to Paris

We live very close to Brussels and travel frequently for a day trip to Paris. It is a fabulous city and they have super restaurants. The distance between the two cities is a little bit more than 300 km but the high speed Thalys does the trip in only 1 hour and 22 minutes. The advantage is that you don’t have to check in, you just go to the train station, step in, have breakfast, check your e-mail, read the newspaper and you arrive in the beautiful Gare du Nord in Paris. What a luxury, high speed internet on a high speed train.

We wonen dicht bij Brussel en gaan regelmatig voor een daguitstap naar Parijs. Het is een fantastische stad en ze hebben ongelooflijk goede restaurants. De afstand tussen Brussel en Parijs is iets meer dan 300 km maar de hoge snelheidstrein Thalys doet dit in 1 uur en 22 minuten. Het voordeel is dat je niet moet inchecken, je gaat naar het station, stapt in, geniet van het ontbijt, kijkt je e-mail na, leest je krant en je komt aan in het mooie Gare du Nord te Parijs. Wat een luxe, high speed internet op een hoge snelheidstrein..

Thalys Brussels Paris
Thalys Brussels Paris
Thalys Brussels Paris
Thalys Brussels Paris
Thalys Brussels Paris
Thalys Brussels Paris
Thalys Brussels Paris
Previous Paris article: The gardens of Jardin des Tuileries, and a simple walking tour in Paris

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12 comments:

  1. Lucky you (and lucky Kristel)! Start your day in Brussels, have lunch in Paris, and rest on the train on your way home. Nice!

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  2. Just so different from our cities ... very classical and full of history ! thanks !!!!

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  3. SO enjoyable because you capture it well.



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  4. 1 hour and 22 minutes? Too accurate, you must be a precise person, I've heard about French dishes, it is said it is wonderful and so delicious, if there were a chance to travel around the world, i will set my feet on France first and then Turkey, for you may have guessed it, yeah, for the delicious food, i want to have a taste of the top 3 food among the world. Sounds nice

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  5. The high speed train looks wonderful and modern! Do they allow pictures inside? I bet it is so clean!!

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  6. walking here with a smile. take care.. have a nice day ~ =D

    Regards,
    http://www.lonelyreload.com (A Growing Teenager Diary) ..

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  7. oh, if i love that close too would do the same thing as you, i have never been to a fast train or bullet train, i believe i would enjoy it.

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  8. @ Ginny,. Yes, they allow pictures inside but it looks like a normal modern train. Very clean and good service.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  9. So cool to live near Paris and able to go there every day (if you want)..

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  10. You are right, but you also missed some points...the Thalys is so extremely dirty and sometimes the trains are also stinky and very often late...I am not at all impressed with the service offered. Much better is the ICE in Germany!

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  11. That would be so fantastic. I would go to Paris when ever I would be bored if I would live there but but I live in the back of the world where only so called speed train is to Russia:)

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  12. Sounds like a marvelous thing to have this so close and so convenient!!

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