Over the last few weeks, I've had to change my plans for a multi-country train trip in Europe, and right now I'm working on a plan just to do France for about 10 days.
So at the moment, the plan is do things and get to Bayeux last. I'm going to have the bones of 2 days there, then my plan is train back to Paris, Eurostar to London and airplane home. Bit round-the-houses but I want to try the Eurostar. This plan seems just about feasible in a day, early train from Bayeux, cross to Gare du Nord, catch afternoon Eurostar, tube from St Pancras to LHR and get on my flight. But I'm not interested in a mad dash, so I'm going to do it over 2 days and take my time. I just can't decide where to break up the journey.
1. Afternoon train from Bayeux, Paris hotel near Gare du Nord (I've already had a time in Paris before leaving for Bayeux). Next day, Eurostar, Heathrow, airplane.
2. Morning train, afternoon Eurostar, London hotel either in the city or out by the airport. Next day, Heathrow and home.
I've searched around and the Eurostar seems to be on time most of the time, but I can't find any stats about Bayeux-Paris and what the risks might be of missing my Eurostar. Or maybe there's some other option when I get back to Paris that gets me closer to London. I see on the Eurostar map, we go through Lille -- can I stop over there overnight without paying (a lot) more? Brusells?