Eurostar is a service provided together by the railways of Britain, France and Belgium. Simply sit back, relax and in just over three hours you can travel from city centre to city centre, through the Channel Tunnel.
Travel to Paris and discover the splendour of the Sacre Coeur Basilica and the Notre Dame Cathedral; the richness of the Louvre Museum; the vibrancy of the Champs Elysees and the sheer scale of the awe inspiring Eiffel Tower.
Or why not visit Lille, the former capital of French Flanders. It offers a rich collection of architectural curiosities including the pentagonal Citadel fortress built by Vauban, and many enticing restaurants dotted around the city. Brussels holds plentiful attractions, ranging from historic sights to superb restaurants, stylish shops and cafes.
If you would like to stay a little longer in either Paris or Brussels, then you can make use of our second offer. With our Short Break, you can stay in a small, friendly hotel, right in the heart of Paris or Brussels.
Prices start from pounds 109 per person and include one nights accommodation (sharing a twin or double room); continental breakfast; return Eurostar travel and local taxes.
All the hotels have private facilities with easy access to either the metro or public transport. For Brussels, there are mid-week supplements for three and four star hotels upwards, from pounds 8 per person per night. Listed on this page are details of the hotels.
How to Qualify
Simply collect four differently numbered tokens from the seven we will be printing until Saturday 6 April. On Wednesday 3 April we will print an application form which you must complete and send with your tokens. Today we are printing Token 3; Token 4 will be printed in tomorrow's Independent.
How to Book
To book your Eurostar 2 for 1 day return trip to either Paris, Lille or Brussels, simply call 0345 660420 (9am - 5pm Mon-Sun). Your travel arrangements will be checked and the booking price confirmed. You will be asked to pay by cheque/credit card to European Passenger Services Limited. If you are paying by cheque you will be given details of where to send your cheque to. Your four tokens and application form should be sent to: Independent/Eurostar, PO Box 4AP, London W1A 4AP.
To book your Short Break to either Paris or Brussels, simply select the hotel at which you would like to stay, then call 01233 646181 (9am - 5.30pm Mon-Fri). Your hotel availabiltiy and travel arrangements will be checked and the booking price confirmed. You will be asked to pay by cheque/credit card to Swinards. Your four tokens, application form and cheques should be sent to: Independent/Swinards UK Ltd, 26a Bank Street, Ashford, Kent TN23 1BA.
Bookings for both our offers can be made from 3 April - 10 May 1996. Travel is available from 29 April - 3 June 1996. Terms and Conditions are as previously published and are available upon request.
Hotel Name Grade Short Break Extra Night
(cost per person) (cost per person)
Baccarat 2 pounds 109 pounds 33
Royal Navarin 2 pounds 109 pounds 33
Royal Magenta 2 pounds 109 pounds 33
Cheverny 3 pounds 129 pounds 44
Appia 3 pounds 129 pounds 44
Cusset 3 (superior) pounds 139 pounds 54
Brebant 3 (superior) pounds 139 pounds 54
The Garden Elysee 4 pounds 155 pounds 70
Copthorne Commodore 4 (superior) pounds 179 pounds 99
The Cascade 2 pounds 109 pounds 36
The Vendome 3 pounds 119 pounds 42
The Bedford 4 pounds 125 pounds 46