10h00 – Well off we go to Antwerp – Antwerpen – Anvers for a long weekend. A city I have wanted to visit for a long time. The city of beer, chips (frites) and diamonds.
Have booked the Thalys train tickets on line as well as an Ibis hotel in the city centre? It’s 90 mins from our local station Briare to Paris Lyon then across Paris by Metro / RER then Thalys from Paris Nord to Antwerp Central with one stop at Brussels Midi on the way. Just over 2 hours from Paris.
Left home at 07h30 drove to Briare, got 08h20 from Briare arrived Paris Lyon at 10h00. Got the 12h25 from Paris Nord, or would have done if it was not delayed, arrived Antwerp Central at 16h00.
17h00 – Went straight to the hotel not far from the station, freshened up and went straight out on a reconnaisance tour.