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Which do you think is the best city to visit on the Eurostar service that uses the Channel Tunnel? Paris? Maybe Brussels? Well, according to a new survey by Which? Magazine it is actually the southern French city of Nimes. A very surprising winner, but as it turns out, a very worthy one too.
In the survey of over 3,400 people, Nimes came out on top as the best city to visit using the Eurostar. It scored over 86%, whereas the French cities of Limoges and Calais scored just 53%, bringing up the rear.
It’s a pretty big achievement for the city considering that Paris, Amsterdam, Cologne and The Hague were all options to choose from. The categories that were rated were culture, food, drink, cost and shopping, amongst others.
Nimes is only six hours on the train from London and has a very beautiful medieval old town that many people enjoyed. The cultural sights and attractions proved very popular with the respondents too. Food and drink, and value for money were also big factors in its strong rating.
So, if you’re thinking about taking a break in a city, and travelling by train, then maybe Nimes should be top of your list. Since the Eurostar opened in the mid 1990s, it has proved very popular as a means of taking city breaks with English commuters. The speed, convenience and lack of waiting times make it an ideal way to travel.
However, you should remember that if you are travelling anywhere abroad, it is always a good idea to get some travel insurance. If anything should go wrong, travel insurance will ensure that you are covered for many unforeseen circumstances. Because the Eurostar almost feels like you are not leaving the country, this is occasionally something that is missed or overlooked by travellers. However, if you’re making the good decision to visit Nimes, then why not make one more and get yourself covered with some travel insurance?
Date Created: 28/10/2013