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Paris by train from Le Havre on Celebrity Eclipse


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I did this sailing last year & didn't bother with Paris.  It makes it sucha long day & when you're only on the ship for a few nights you want to make the most of your experience on there.  We stayed in Le Harve, went to a nice food market, grabbed some nice french cheese, a bagette & a bottle of wine.  We then just perched ourselves near the harbour wall & watched the day go by.

 

Enjoy the ship, she's wonderful.  Be careful in the Martini Bar though, they slipped something toxic in ALL my drinks that gave me a nasty headache the next day !! :D:P

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11 minutes ago, cruise chef said:

 

 

I’m on the Celebrity taster weekend in May to Paris.  I wondered if you knew what the trains from Le Havre into Paris were like and whether you reckon it’s worth going in for 5-6 hours?

 

Or would my time be better spent in Le Havre or on ship?

hi cruise chef,

I went into Paris last year when i was on a Princess cruise, i did an excursion from the ship by coach, i have to admit that it was a very long journey but i thought it was worth it. Having never visited Paris I found that the guide on the coach was great his knowledge about the city was second to none, i saw all of the landmarks i wanted to see and even had time for a lovely lunch in a traditional restaraunt, all in all a great experience. i'm sorry i dont know about the train i will watch this post with interest as it is something i might do if i go to Le Harve again.

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I think if you've got about 6 hours then that's enough time for you to do a bit of exploring in Paris and get a good insight. Especially if you've not been before then I would suggest you go. I've not done the train though we went on an excursion through the cruise line.

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3 hours ago, cruise chef said:

 

 

I’m on the Celebrity taster weekend in May to Paris.  I wondered if you knew what the trains from Le Havre into Paris were like and whether you reckon it’s worth going in for 5-6 hours?

 

Or would my time be better spent in Le Havre or on ship?

If the is a ship excursion then do it but it is a long day. A word of caution we caught the train, a few years back, and it broke down half way there! We were refunded by SNCF for arriving late but I woukd not want to find the same thing happening again and the ship sailing without me.

You could try something closer like Honfleur.

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If the weather is nice it is easy walk to the beach, turn left from the cruise port it's a lovely walk, 

you can get a shuttle bus to a large shopping mall, that is also nice for half day. We did both.

the trip to Paris is too short, like Satcam said better to do a weekend to Paris, we did one last year three days in a good hotel and three tours by coach together with Eurostar quite inexpensive .

just a thought, enjoy

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Don't bother cruise chef, even by train the journey from Le Havre to Paris St Lazare is just over 2 hours. Miss the train back and you miss the ship. Personally I would do as smtcan suggests. Honfleur is a fabulous little place. A wonderful cafe atmosphere around the harbour. Visit the old wooden church of St Catherine with it's separate bell tower. One of my favourite french towns.

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