No, really! We took the Eurostar- the Chunnel Train.
Our day started about 5 a.m. The group we were booked with met at Waterloo Station at 6:00, and we rode in our first class car from there to Paris, arriving around 10:30 a.m.
After a whirlwind drive past a number of sites, we got a 20 minute break at the Eiffel Tower. Finally, about 11:30 we arrived at Le Louvre, but we hadn’t booked the first part of the museum tour. Free time!
While the rest of the group started their tour, we crossed the river and had lunch, then strolled by Notre Dame Cathedral and finally took a taxi back to the Louvre for our guided tour.
In the end, we boarded the bus again to return to the train station for our return to London. There we had a late dinner and then collapsed into our beds (I did, at least.). But I can say, “I’ve been to Paris,” even if it was just for one day.