Flying Friendship Cup in Chantilly
Travel By Air
Fencing bags will normally have to be specially checked in as oversize baggage, possibly at extra charge, so check with your airline & arrive at Check-In a bit earlier than usual. Most airlines treat fencing kit as sporting equipment and again an extra charge may apply.
Travel By Train
The problem with Eurostar is their baggage policy which is similar to the airlines. Weapons or oversize (more than 85cms long) bags have to be sent as registered baggage at extra charge. This has to be checked in separately & Eurostar will only guarantee that it will be available for collection at the destination within 24 hours. It all depends on baggage demand for that train. However, if you are sensible and check in early your kit will normally arrive on the same train as you but do be prepared for a wait at the other end. If somebody is going by car to Paris ask them if they can take your weapons/kit for safety.
Travel By Road
The Dover ferry takes 1.5 hours and the motorway route from Calais should take around 2.5 hours to Chantilly which is on the outskirts of Paris. P & O Ferries operate a no extra charge policy for late check-in provided you arrive no more than 2 hours late.
Crossing by Eurotunnel takes only 35 minutes followed by the same drive.