Hey Guys,

Hope you are all doing well! Sorry for not posting new blogposts, but my travel schedule is crazy at the moment.  That’s also the reason why this blogpost is about the ‘Thalys’ the high-speed train. In collaboration with  Thalys we booked a press trip to Paris. As most of you know I often visit Paris for business and for the amazing pastries! I have traveled to Paris in every way possible such as plane, car and train. The first two options were not the best. By car it takes you hours and eventually you will get into a big traffic jam in Paris. By plane you will have to check in 2 hours beforehand and you are limited in carry-on luggage. Plus you have to go through customs with all your luggage and be in a line for hours. The Thalys also has customs but they are not active on every train destination.  (As train stations are already heavily secured)

 

The great advantages of Thalys Premium class

  • Fast Wifi
  • Personal catering
  • Daily papers and magazines ( Catching up with the latest gossips and news)
  • Taxi service ( The crew can make a reservation for a taxi to pick you up at the destination)
  • Acces to The Thalys lounges ( A big plus as you can relax there before departure and by arrival to have more privacy and relax)
  • Comfort seats 
  • Privacy

My departure was from Antwerp- Central station which is a pretty cool station with beautiful architecture. The great thing about traveling with Thalys is that you have to be at the station 15 minutes before departure. It takes about 2 hours to get into Paris from Antwerp with the Thalys. Paris (Gare de Nord) is really central located. The whole trip to Paris was very relaxed, the catering was good and I could work on my laptop in all privacy. By arrival in Paris the taxi was waiting for us as Thalys booked our taxi in advance. I can really recommended this as it saves you time and stress

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The catering is actually pretty good as Thalys offers a wide range of healthy dishes. In the train itself there is also a bar where you can buy snacks or drinks in case you want to stretch your legs.

 

I want to thank Thalys for the press trip in Premium class and the great service.

 

If you are planning to visit Paris click here to see Thalys tickets.

 

All best,

 

Laurent