Yanks like me usually only consider the London-to-Paris connection (or vice versa) on the Eurostar, the train that jets you through the English Channel in about 3 hours. I took it south last year and it was faster, easier and cheaper than flying or ferrying between these two hub cities. Now, this fashionable train is gaining popularity because it’s smartly offering swank deals on Train + Hotel + Car packages to over 100 Eurostar Connection cities throughout Belgium and France via the Paris, Cote d’Azur and Brussels stations.
You can search their Website for package deals, including the dates you want to leave and return, whether you need train tickets and/or hotel and/or car, whether it’s business or leisure, and how many in your party — for up to 9 passengers.
From Bruges to Biarritz and from Namur to Nice, you can find a trip to meet your budget and itinerary on Eurostar. A sample deal is 2 nights in a 4-star Paris hotel for £117 per person. Or stay in Brussels for £4, Bruges for £56, Euro Disney for £73, or Avignon for £82 — all based on per room per night.