Spring is nearly here, and what better way to shake off the winter blues than a trip to Paris. Whether you want to shop, dine, night-club, go sightseeing or simply take your time and relax, Paris is the perfect destination. With our special Springtime in Paris offer, you can go for a fraction of the price you would normally pay. All things considered wouldn't you rather be in Paris.

To make your booking simply call Driveline direct on 01707 222400.

The offer is valid for travel between 16th February and 30th April (excl 9-14 April)


The price includes a return standard class Eurostar ticket from London Waterloo International (or Ashford International in Kent) to Paris Gare du Nord and one night sharing a twin/double room in one of five conveniently located hotels. For only pounds 20 per person per night you can extend your stay to a two or three night break. Upgrade to a 3 star hotel from just pounds 99 per person with extra nights from pounds 27 per person per night.

Weekend travel: For travel outward and/or return travel on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday add pounds 20 per person. For all travel in April add pounds 15 per person. Child prices on request.


Phone Driveline on 01707 222 400 quoting The Independent /Eurostar offer promotion. Please have ready your 1st and 2nd choice of departure/return times and hotel accommodation. We recommend that you include a late morning departure/early afternoon return 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 10pp. 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 seven days, Driveline Europe 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.


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, 1304, 1519, 1607*, 1710*, 1819, 1919*.

Fewer services run Sat/Sun. *stops at Ashford, parking at Ashford pounds 5 per day.


Campanile Montparnasse**

Located on avenue du Maine and close to Galeries Lafayette

Campanile Bastille**

Located in the centre of Paris, close to the historic Marais Quarter

Campanile Italie-Gobelins**

Situated on the left bank at Place d'italie within walking distance of the Latin Quarter

Clarine Paris Alesia**

South of Montparnase near Porte d'Orleans

Hotel Roi Rene**

Close to the Etoile and Parc Monceau

Hotel Peyris***

Ideally located in the heart of the opera area

TheTrianonRive Gauche***deluxe

Prime location next to the Jardin du Luxembourg(from pounds 105 pp)


All bookings are subject to availability. All travel must be completed by 30/04/98. 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 before departure. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. This offer is valid for a minimum of two adults sharing a room. Paris tourist tax is approx. 6FF 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 moneys paid to them by clients will be held in a separate bank account until the contract has been fully performed i.e. the return date as confirmed by Driveline has passed.