Dear Ben/Others,

I'm coming to Europe/Paris first time, and have some questions/concerns.
Thanks in advance for helping me out on this (and sorry for too many questions)

1. According to CDG web-site,

"Baggage Storage/Left Luggage
Unfortunately for reasons of safety, the luggage storage services have been
suspended at Roissy-CDG, in compliance with current anti-terrorist legislation."

But according to this site, it is allowed at CDG with "Bagages du Monde".
Not sure, which one is the latest information ???

Assuming, no facility available at CDG, Storage at Gare du Nord could be an option ?

2. I booked train tickets on Eurostar-online for Paris Nord to Amsterdam,
and have two issues with that.
a). After I paid for the tickets, I got an email confirmation, with a message
"Seats are for Eurostar legs only"

Do I have to change the train in Brussels to take a Thalys line,
or the same Eurostar train goes to Amsterdam ?

[ Sent an email to Eurostar support, and waiting for response ]

b). I used a CreditCard for booking,
and I need to use the same Card at the automated ticket machines
for getting the real tickets before the journey.
Looking at the FAQ, got a feeling my CreditCard may not work.

I'm hoping there is a manual counter at Gare du Nord to collect my ticket ?