Travel challenge: Romantic Paris

Every week competing companies give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a romantic weekend for two in Paris. Prices are per person, based on a Friday 11 February departure.

The Co-operative Travel

£299: Mercure Tour Eiffel Hotel, Eiffel Tower

Includes flights from Luton, transfers and three nights' accommodation (for the price of two) with breakfast at the four-star Mercure Tour Eiffel. "As the name suggests, this hotel is two minutes from the Eiffel Tower in the heart of Paris – a perfect base from which to explore the city", says Jo Warham at The Co-operative Travel (0845 266 9366 or from any branch of The Co-operative Travel).

Lastminute.com

£257: Les Jardins du Marais, Marais

Includes flights from Heathrow and two nights' room only at the four-star hotel. "Les Jardins Du Marais is a fantastic design hotel right in the middle of historic Paris – world famous for its café culture and chic boutiques. Just a short flight away, this is a great package, which is perfect for couples looking for luxurious Valentine's Day get-away in what is arguably the romantic capital of the world," says Cary Withey at lastminute.com (0871 222 5969; lastminute.com).

Expedia

£482: Hotel Claridge, Golden Triangle

Includes Air France flights from Heathrow and two nights' room-only at the four-star Hotel Claridge. "Paris, one of the most romantic cities in the world is a great destination for Valentine's Day – and this hotel is particularly special. The charming period feature rooms add to the hotel's ambiance and couples can enjoy their evening in the privacy of the self-service Claridge Honesty Bar. It's also the perfect location for a romantic stroll to the nearby Champs Elysées or Grand Palais," says Steve Davis at Expedia (0330 123 1235; expedia.co.uk).

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