I just got back from a nice long weekend in Paris. It was lovely to see the market on the Champs-Élysées. While I was there I took the chance to get myself a nice new coat in the Lafayette store. Enjoyed good food and good drink while I was there.
I went with my girlfriend by Eurostar and I was thinking about which I prefer, flying or trains.
The obvious benefit of trains is that it goes right from the middle of London to the middle of Paris, and it's quite pleasant journey, with relatively little hassle boarding. Heathrow is quite convenient for me, but it's still a bit of a pain to get to the airport, and boarding the plane is a hassle.
The disadvantage of the train I suppose is the timing, but honestly, the door to door journey wasn't much long than for a flight. Perhaps further than France would be more expensive. However, for Paris or Brussels, give me the Eurostar anyday.