We'd like to get the 1:29pm to Paris, but it leaves from Lille Europe. Since we have 33 minutes in between the two, is it wise to book this and attempt it? Experience tells me trains in Europe are usually not late, and I know I can get from Lille Flandres to Lille Europe in about 10 minutes. But will I have to go through any sort of customs coming from Belgium? Or, as an American citizen, will I have to be at the Lille-Paris train sooner than 15 minutes before departure?
Otherwise, we can leave 2 hours later from Flandres. We won't mind that if there is a place in the station to eat lunch. Is there? (We'll each be pulling one large suitcase on wheels).
Lastly - we COULD go through Belgium and not have this issue, but it will cost about $200 more.
Any experienced advice?