From Paris - we took a 3 day trip to Belgium. Thalys trains goes about 186 mph, and that took us 1 hr and 20 mins to Brussels. Belgian food were outstanding - we had steaks, mussels, kabobs, frittes, salad, crepes, waffles, beers and wines. And more crepes. Chocolates are on another level here.
Bruges is another 1 hr train ride from Brussels - spent one wonderful day exploring. One of the most gorgeous places we've ever seen. Bruges is a prominent World Heritage site of Unesco. And it's a medieval historic settlement - very gothic! It's very distinct with cobbled stone streets, canals and medieval buildings. People live there, but you barely see them out on the streets.
Belgium is an amazing site to see! Enjoy some of our photos!