If you've just decided to take in the Olympic Games in London (July 27 - August 12), good luck finding a place anywhere near London. But it's not too late to book Paris vacation rentals, or other France vacation rentals.
The Paris to London train takes about 2 1/2 hours each way, with departures early in the morning and return trips late in the evening. So you could spend a week in Paris and take the train in for a few days to catch the excitement of the Olympic games.
Or, enjoy the French countryside along the English Channel and catch the train in Calais, which is only about an hour from London.
The summer Olympics only come around once every four years. For most Americans, the fact that they're in London makes them more accessible than in most years. So if you've just decided to take in this sporting spectacle, try Paris. You'll be able to cheer on your favorite athletes, watch exciting competition, enjoy the pageantry and excitement of the Olympic Games, and experience two of the most beautiful cities in the world.