From London, the Eurostar is a perfect option to discover France. Paris of course but also Disneyland Paris and Lille. Not to mention the Alps during the winter period.
Paris, a must-see destination
Paris, being the entryway to France, is an essential destination for shopping or cultural exploration. With options ranging from the Champs-Elysées to the Marais district, there are various boutiques for shopping. Moreover, tax-free shopping is possible via the ZappTax application. Paris is a juxtaposition of surprising neighborhoods, each with its own characteristics. International brands on the Champs-Elysées, designer boutiques in the Marais, the essential department stores in the Latin Quarter, not to mention the mega shopping center in the Halles district.
Paris is a microcosm of France, encapsulating all regional specialties within one city. It's an ideal location for a weekend shopping spree, with the added benefit of tax-free purchases.
Lille, the other destination
Lille is one of the other destinations directly accessible from St Pancras. In just 1h30, you reach the dynamic capital of Flanders.
If Lille became French under the reign of Louis XIV in 1667, it has a remarkable architectural heritage shaped by ten centuries of Flemish, Burgundian, and Spanish occupations.
In the old town (le “Vieux-Lille”), a visit to the old stock exchange (la “Vieille Bourse”) is a must. The quaint cobblestone streets are home to a variety of shops including top French and international brands, independent fashion stores, and local designer boutiques. Shoppers of all styles and budgets will find something to their liking.
As you walk from the Grand Place to the Beffroi, a unique building listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, you will easily stumble upon the Tanneurs shopping gallery. Under its large luminous glass roof, about thirty charming shops await you. Start shopping now and take advantage of tax-free purchases!
Before taking your return train, plan a visit to Westfield Euralille located a stone's throw from Lille-Europe station. Westfield Euralille is the most attractive shopping center in the “Hauts de France” region thanks to its hundred shops and its many restaurants
The Alps within train reach
The largest French ski resorts are directly accessible from St Pancras International.
As a partner of Eurostar, Travelski offers complete packages that take you directly to Bourg-Saint-Maurice and Moûtiers and from there to the famous resorts of La Plagne, Les Menuires, Méribel, Brides-les-Bains, Val Thorens, Courchevel, Les Arcs, Tignes, Val d'Isère and La Rosière.
These packages are on sale from December to April.
By taking the train on Friday night, you arrive at your destination on Saturday morning, ready to put on your skis ... or go shopping! From Val Thorens, the highest resort in Europe with its selection of the biggest fashion and ski equipment brands, to Courchevel and its countless luxury boutiques, you will be spoilt for choice to enjoy a shopping session.
Disneyland Paris, the adventure at the end of the tracks
Disneyland Paris is Disney magic within reach of the Eurostar. From London, with a stopover at Lille Europe station, embark on an unforgettable experience with family, friends, or loved ones at Disneyland Paris.
A perfect destination for a relaxing weekend or in combination with a Parisian getaway, Disneyland Paris offers you no less than two theme parks, Disneyland and Walt Disney Studios, which will immerse you in their fantastical worlds filled with princesses and intergalactic adventures.
The Disney Park invites you to immerse yourself in Disney’s enchanting world with its iconic characters, festive parades, thrilling attractions, and the legendary Sleeping Beauty Castle. The Walt Disney Studios offer you experiences and attractions directly inspired by the adventures of Ratatouille, Nemo, or the Avengers team. You will also discover behind-the-scenes insights into Disney’s cinematic adventure.
After the excitement of the attractions, it’s time for shopping in the must-visit boutiques of the Disney Village, followed by the comfort of the seven thematic hotels available on-site. A great way to recharge for the start of a second day of adventures!
Have you made a choice? Regardless of your decision, don't forget to download the ZappTax app to recover the VAT on all the products you will purchase during your stay!