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Old 23.08.2015, 12:32
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Not sure she can enjoy Paris..Usually you don't have much time between trains for more than exploring the train station
Train arrives in Gare de Lyon and departs from Gare du Nord. If one walks, there's often a farmer's market near Lyon station and another one running north from Bastille. Well, technically, those markets still exist even if you don't walk.
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Old 23.08.2015, 12:55
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If one walks, there's often a farmer's market near Lyon station and another one running north from Bastille. Well, technically, those markets still exist even if you don't walk.
Thanks for the tip! We are actually spending a night in Paris, staying in a hotel near the Eiffel Tower, so making the most of this train malarkey
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Old 23.08.2015, 13:03
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Thanks for the tip! We are actually spending a night in Paris, staying in a hotel near the Eiffel Tower, so making the most of this train malarkey
Ah, ok, nowhere near either station Metro runs well though so you'll be fine. Try to avoid changing in Chatelet / Les Halles if possible as it's a mess of reconstruction right now (the temporary signage is good, though).
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Ah, ok, nowhere near either station Metro runs well though so you'll be fine. Try to avoid changing in Chatelet / Les Halles if possible as it's a mess of reconstruction right now (the temporary signage is good, though).
Yeah, I've been told it's a bit out of the way from the stations, but couldn't resist the idea of having a nice evening walk around the seine with the Eiffel Tower lit up Managed to convince my other half and everything

We haven't been to Paris in a while now (except for Disneyland earlier in the summer), so I think it'll be nice for us to say Bonjour to the city

Thanks again for all of your advice Adrian, much appreciated
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Old 23.08.2015, 14:11
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How are you going to cope when you arrive at Calais?

Myself, i would rather suffer an hours flight than go through that devastation.

But then my imaginary husband is a US Marine.
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Old 23.08.2015, 22:49
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Re: Advice please - don't know what to do?

Glad you're feeling better - maybe this (as such awful) story will also help. Some years back in my former hometown a seriously mentally ill person heard voices in his head that told him to take an axe and split someone's skull in the metro. And this is precisely what he did. For a while afterwards it was noticeable how passengers tried to sit so that no-one can approach them from behind. And then... time goes on... and they forgot to think about it. As one should when axe murderers aren't really a daily or even an annual threat.
Funny though how prevalent the thought "it could have been me on that train!" is - precisely when events are rare. People don't seem to think that way whenever it's the hundredth fatal car accident of the year....
(Or maybe I do... but then I've never been a confident driver... but happy on trains.)
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Re: Advice please - don't know what to do?

When a tragic event makes it to the news, the event is far too uncommon for there to be any actual reason to worry. A great irony, no?

But it's so entertaining! Nobody really outgrows hearing scary stories around a campfire.
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Easyjet's is £189, including flight ... that's why I rarely fly Swiss
It's actually 1200chf but a 2 day course. Must be the "Swiss quality" mark up at that price.
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Hey guys,

As a person who hates flying, I usually drive to the UK when wanting to visit my family. This year, to avoid the migrant situation in Calais, I've booked train tickets from Switzerland to Paris and then from Paris to London on the Eurostar. Supposed to be going in two days, tickets paid for, hotels paid for, everything.... But after what nearly happened on a train in France yesterday, I am feeling extremely anxious now about taking the said trains (there and back). I don't want to put myself in any danger, but more importantly I don't want to put my spouse in any danger either.

My family are expecting us but I feel very uneasy. Am I over-reacting? What would you do?

Thanks for any advice.
Lets clear the air yes?

That is NOT an over reaction.

I know exactly where you are comming from. I suffer and suffered in the past from massive anxiety. Work through it in a logical manner and it is OK to reassure yourself as many times as is necessary. Remember that there is a massive force of caring people who care about their jobs at the rail companies. In fact given what has just happened there should be no problem for you.

I wish you the best of trips and like it or not your family is going to see you safe and sound.
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Yeah, I've been told it's a bit out of the way from the stations, but couldn't resist the idea of having a nice evening walk around the seine with the Eiffel Tower lit up Managed to convince my other half and everything

We haven't been to Paris in a while now (except for Disneyland earlier in the summer), so I think it'll be nice for us to say Bonjour to the city

Thanks again for all of your advice Adrian, much appreciated
Wait, Adrian was useful??? Maybe you should stay at home after all, the universe is clearly coming up to some cataclysm...
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