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How to find cheap train tickets from Brussels to Paris

train tickets from Brussels to Paris

The most comfortable way to travel to Paris from Brussels is by train. From Brussels-South (Bruxelles-Midi or Brussel-Zuid) several high-speed trains depart daily to Paris-Nord. In about two and a half hours you’ll arrive in this French metropolis. In the past it was rather expensive to take the train from Brussels to Paris, but that changed in recent years. The …

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A tour at the Garnier opera house

tour opera garnier

  Just like everywhere else in Paris, you have to first walk through the security check. Once you set foot in this beautiful building, you’ll immediately notice that everything is richly decorated. The interior (and exterior) looks a bit like a mix of all sorts of busy building styles with a lot of frills and decorations. This building style is …

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A visit to the top of the Arc de Triomphe

visit arc de triomphe

  You can already see the Arc de Triomphe from far away on the Champs-Élysées. This impressive monument is 50 meters (164 ft) high and therefore it towers high above most other buildings in the neighborhood. It’s almost impossible to cross the bussy roundabout at the Champs-Élysées, but fortunately there is an underground tunnel that takes you to the triumphal …

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Visiting the catacombs of Paris

Catacombs of Paris

The waiting lines for the catacombs in Paris can be extremely long (a bit further down this article there’s a photo of the queue!). Therefore it’s not a bad idea to buy skip-the-line tickets. You can buy these through websites such as GetYourGuide. If you want a unique experience in these underground corridors, you can of course also book a …

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Visit the Eiffel tower

Gustave Eiffel employed two engineers, Maurice Koechlin and Émile Nouguier, who are responsible for the design of the famous tower. The reason for building the tower was the 1889 World Exhibition. They began building in 1887 and the monument was ready for the exhibition in 1889. The original plan was that the tower would be demolished after twenty years. Because …

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Skiing in the French Alps!

french alps

I had assured Elio that I was a good skier. After all, I had quite a lot of experience! The only problem was that in the meantime it had been over five years since I stood on skis. And well… Actually they were shortski’s. A world of difference! Nine hours and very much coffee stops later we arrived in the French …

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