On the 8 hours bus journey from London to Paris, it takes:

  • 2 hours on the road from London to Dover;
  • 1.5 hours on the ferry across the English Channel; and
  • 4.5 hours on the road from Calais to Paris.

Once in this city of enlightenment, I am besotted by its beauty, bewildered by its crowds. August is peak tourist season. The queues are immense.

long queue under the Eiffel Tower, Paris

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