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It’s almost time to dust off your flag, choose your most daring outfits and set off for Pride, but where will you be celebrating this year?

You could jet off to naughty New York or scandalous San Fran, or you could try somewhere a little closer to home.

Continental Europe hosts some of the best Pride parties in the world and you’d be a fool to miss them, especially when they’re just a hop, skip and a train ride away.

This year we’ll be joining our European neighbours in Paris, Amsterdam, Marseille and Antwerp for a Pride to remember, and we’ll be getting there with Eurostar. Here’s why.

1) Arrive centre stage

Eurostar takes you to the heart of the action, so you can say au revoir to expensive airport shuttles and go straight from the train to the march, via a quick outfit change.

It shaves a big chunk off your travel time and gives you less to worry about when planning your trip.

2) Don’t hold back on the packing

We don’t know about you, but by the time we’ve packed all the Pride essentials there’s no way our bag’s going to close, let alone be within the airline’s baggage restrictions.

Eurostar has a two-bag luggage allowance and no weight limits, so you can bring as much as you can carry.

Planning some barely-there outfits? Use the extra room for souvenirs – a Belgian sausage or two.

3) Travel in style

When you travel with Eurostar there are three classes to choose from, but for Pride, you can’t go wrong with chic Standard Premier.

Your trip will start the minute you board, as you get comfortable in your spacious seat and browse the onboard magazines.

The highlight of the journey, though, is the light meal served at your seat. Washed down with a tipple or two, naturellement.

4) Quick, simple check-in

Nobody likes waiting – especially us – and when you travel by rail you won’t have to do very much of it.

You can check in up until 30 minutes before your train leaves, then grab a coffee and a croissant before hopping on board. It’s a breeze.

Want to do Pride by rail?

Whether you want to do Pride 2017 in Paris, Amsterdam, Marseille or Antwerp, you can get there in comfort and style with Eurostar. Don’t miss out, book your tickets now at eurostar.com.