Big Ben clock tower in London

The Day Trip From London Rick Steves Swears By

By Leslie Veliz


Traveling between countries in Europe is convenient thanks to the continent's rail transport system. If you're in London, travel expert Rick Steves recommends a day trip to Paris.
Travelers can catch the Eurostar, a high-speed train, from London's St. Pancras International Station to Paris' Gare Du Nord in less than three hours.
He says that if you only have one day in Paris, head to the Louvre. He also recommends a historic Paris walk and audio tour of Île de la Cité and the 5th and 6th arrondissements.
If travelers work up an appetite, they can shop for a scenic picnic at Steves' favorite street in Paris, Rue Cler. Afterwards, they can have a picnic at the Eiffel Tower.
They can end the trip with an elevator ride up the structure of the City of Light. Alternatively, visitors can also visit Place du Trocadéro for views of the Eiffel Tower.