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How travelling from London to Paris has evolved with time

London and Paris are two cities that occupy a significant place in world history. The influence of the two on world affairs cannot be overlooked.  The two without a doubt will continue to shape world events in the days ahead just as they have done for centuries. Although the two cities represent different people, and indeed different cultures, they share many similarities.  

In his book, the tale of two cities, Charles dickens based his story on Paris, and London. The two formed a perfect combination for narrating events that surrounded life before, during, and after the French revolution. For centuries residents of the two cities have made countless journeys either from Paris to London or vice versa for commerce, enlightenment, pleasure, relaxation, war and education, shaping the history of one of the most transited routes in Europe, which inspired extraordinary accomplishments.  

Improvements of travel with time

Travelling modalities from London to Paris have changed dramatically over time. First it was by horse-travel, where it took take days and was highly dependent on weather and physical condition of the horse(s), which was followed by crossing the English Channel by ship or boat and finally completing the travel on horse carriage. 

Travelling considerably improved with the expansion of railway services in both countries. One notable example was the Orient express linking London and Paris. Air transport also evolved, and finally the greatest milestone ever achieved on Europe’s transport systems was the epic engineering masterpiece which connects London and Paris with an underwater tunnel of over 30 miles that gave birth to the high speed Eurostar train. In slightly over two hours, you complete your trip between London and Paris’ city centers without even noticing it. 

Peace of mind 

The convenience, and comfort accorded to each passenger has made many opt for Eurostar over air travel. Strict time schedules mean that you will arrive at your destination at the designated time, without depending on weather conditions that could affect your agenda.

If you like travelling with your pets, you are on a wheel chair, you eat special meals or you want to send an unaccompanied minor, look no further than train travel. 

Dinning on board

The fact that the journey last slightly over couple of hours does not mean that you should arrive on an empty stomach. It goes without saying that travelling and eating cannot be divorced. Treat yourself with Business premier food, standard class food, special meals, or children friendly meals for complementing a perfect trip. To get the beast available deal, it is advisable that you make your booking at least four months before travelling. 

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