THERE are strikes taking place across France today to protest the proposed changes to the country's pension system.
While the strikes will mainly affect local transport, the Eurostar has also been forced to cancel a number of services to France, Belgium and the Netherlands.
At the moment, 89 Eurostar services to Paris, Amsterdam, Rotterdam and Brussels have already been cancelled between December 5 and 10 – some to take into account the knock on effects of the strike.
Twenty services have been cancelled today alone, while 29 are cancelled tomorrow.
Over the weekend, 11 services are cancelled on Saturday, and 17 on Sunday.
Next week, six trains have been cancelled on both Monday and Tuesday.
Eurostar said that customers who are affected by cancellations will be notified and are advised to check their website for the latest update.
As there will also be disruption to Metro and RER services within Paris, you should check that you're still able to make any connecting trains.
For Metro and RER services in Paris, you can check their website here.
And for local trains, you can check the SNCF website here.
Can you get a refund or exchange your tickets?
Those who are affected by the cancellations are able to exchange their tickets for another day or get a full refund.
Eurostar said: "As the situation is now clearer, exchanges during the strike period are possible, although availability is very limited. We do still advise that you travel outside of the strike period.
"Should you choose to travel between the 5 December and 10 December, we would ask you to check the likely impact for your journey, including any onward connection, before making your exchange."
And for those who are not affected by cancellations, you'll be able to postpone your journey for free.
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