Post by Mizter T
Simon Calder piece for the Independent on Eurostar's 41 minute
Oddly enough I did this on Friday - having forgotten that the Basel trains now leave from the Gare de Lyon instead of the Gare de l'Est - arriving at the Gare du Nord 2 minutes late at 1549, the RER ran bang on time and took exactly the promised 7 minutes, arriving at 1607. I still had to get my tickets from the machine and got to the 1623 to Basel/Zürich with 5 minutes to spare.
But it's nonsense anyway, if you want to go to Lyon you change at Lille (though I admit the SNCF gives cheaper fares via Paris).