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Money: Eurostar Paris hotel break from just pounds 85

The Independent and Independent on Sunday, in association with Driveline Europe have arranged a special Autumn break in Paris offer. This special break is available to you from as little as pounds 85pp and you have a choice of five 2** hotels in which to stay.

Simply call Driveline to make your reservation on 01707 222400.

The offer is valid for travel between 24th Oct and 14th Dec 1997, and between 8th Jan and 12th Feb 1998.

The Offer

The break includes a return standard class Eurostar ticket from London Waterloo International(or Ashford International, Kent) to Paris Gare du Nord and one night sharing a twin/double room at one of five conveniently located 2** hotels. For only pounds 20 per person per night you can extend your stay to a two or three night break. You can upgrade to a 3*** hotel from just pounds 105pp. Extra nights are just pounds 40pp, per night.

Weekend Travel: For outward and/or return travel on a Fri, Sat or Sun add pounds 18pp. Child prices on request.


Campanile Gare du Nord** is conveniently located just ten minutes from the Gare du Nord.

Campanile Bastille** is located in the centre of Paris, close to the historic Marais quarter.

Campanile Italie-Gobelins** on the left bank at Place d'Italie within walking distance of the Latin quarter.

Clarine Paris Alesia** south of Montparnasse near Porte d'Orleans.

Hotel Roi Rene** is close to the Etoile and Parc Monceau.

Hotel Peyris*** ideally located in the heart of the opera area.

The Trianon Rive Gauche*** in a prime location next to the beautiful Jardin du Luxembourg .

How to Book

Phone Driveline on 01707 222 400 quoting `The Independent/Eurostar promotion'. Please have ready your 1st and 2nd choice of departure/return times and hotel accommodation. We recommend you include a late morning/early afternoon departure as one of your choices.

Payment can be made by Switch, Delta, Connect, Access or Visa. Travel insurance is available at a special price of pounds 10 pp. Bookings must be received by Driveline at least 5 working days in advance of the requested date of travel.

Within this period, where Driveline is able to accommodate your request, a pounds 10 late booking fee will apply. All bookings will be verified by confirmation invoice and tickets are normally issued seven days prior to departure. If your departure date is within 7 days, Driveline Europe Ltd will contact you to make suitable arrangements. A binding contract between you and Driveline Europe Ltd will come into existence when you have verbally confirmed your payment details to Driveline.

Travel times

Choose from the following departure times: Ex London Waterloo International to Paris 0508*, 0619*, 0723*, 1157, 1253*, 1357, 1523, 1623*, 1715, 1748, 1853*.

Ex Paris to London Waterloo International: 0637, 0716, 0813*, 0910*, 1019, 1143, 1219,1449, 1519, 1607, 1710*,1819, 1919*.

(* stops at Ashford, Kent). Parking at Ashford is just pounds 5 per day. Times above refer to Mon/Fri, fewer services run Sat/Sun.

Terms and Conditions

All bookings are subject to availability. All travel must be completed by 12 February 1998. The offer is available to readers aged 18 years or over. You will require a valid EC passport and any necessary visas. Tickets for Eurostar train services are issued subject to the conditions set out in Eurostar's Conditions of Carriage, copies of which are available on request. Readers should be aware that no changes or amendments are permitted with this offer. Lost or stolen tickets are strictly non-refundable. Departure/return times are approximate and subject to change. Eurostar check-in closes 20 minutes prior to departure. Please allow plenty of time. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. The offer is valid for minimum of two adults sharing a room.Paris tourist tax is approx. FF6 pp per day. At all times check your tickets and accommodation voucher carefully . In accordance with the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours regulation (1992), Driveline Europe Ltd operate a Clients Trustee account whereby all monies paid to them by clients are held in separate bank account until the contract has been fully performed, i.e. the return date as confirmed by Driveline has passed.