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.