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This most romantic of cities boasts an abundance of iconic monuments, world-class museums, gastronomic restaurants and chic boutiques, all framed by elegant tree-lined boulevards and the mesmeric river Seine.
Whether you are enticed here by the romance of the Île St. Louis, the grandeur of the Louvre, the vibrancy of the Champs Elysées, the more bohemian Quartier Latin, the audacious modernity of the Centre Pompidou or the imposing and unique Eiffel Tower, Paris will beguile you with its gallic charm.
Paris is one of those fabulous cities that reveal a different aspect at every turn, leaving the visitor with wonderful memories and an overwhelming desire to return time after time.
3 night holiday by First Class rail staying at the welcoming Hotel Balmoral (4 star) from £595 per person (based on 2 people travelling together), based on a departure date in January.
Your short break begins at stunningly restored St. Pancras International station. Let the holiday mood take over as you board the Eurostar service for the high-speed journey to Paris in little over 2 hours. Sit back and relax in your spacious Standard Premier Class seat and make the most of the light meal and drinks.
On arrival in Paris a private transfer will take you to your hotel for the next 3 nights, the welcoming Hotel Balmoral (4 star), ideally located in central Paris. Take a stroll from your hotel and find yourself on the pulsating Champs Elysées, among the chic boutiques of the rue de Rivoli or amidst the tranquillity of the Jardin des Tuileries. This evening choose from the myriad of wonderful gastronomic restaurants or a cosy bistro for dinner
Take some time to plan your days over a leisurely breakfast to ensure you make the most of this magnificent city. You may decide to explore Paris on foot and wend your way along the river Seine past the charming Île St. Louis and onto the Rive Gauche.
Perhaps soak up some culture with a visit to the treasures of the marvellous Louvre, including the Mona Lisa, feast on the impressionist spectacle at the Musée d’Orsay or revel in the inimitable Centre Pompidou. Alternatively seek out the quieter streets of the Marais or head for the city’s elegant stores and colourful markets. In the evenings you may prefer the welcome of one of Paris’ traditional, evocative brasseries for dinner.
After breakfast why not take a trip up the Eiffel Tower or along the river Seine aboard one of the Bâteaux Mouches (payable locally), alternatively wander among the classy streets and stylish shops of Paris’ 1st arrondissement.
Your private transfer to the Gare du Nord heralds the start of your journey home and time to bid au revoir to France’s capital city. Here you join the Eurostar service and head for home. Take time to reflect on the magnificent sights, sounds and tastes you have enjoyed on your short break to Paris, as you sit back and relax with a light meal and drinks before your arrival into London St Pancras.
Hotel Balmoral (4 star) enjoys an excellent central location only 100 yards from Avenue des Champs-Elysées and Charles de Gaulle Etoile Metro Station. It is also only a short walk to the Arc de Triomphe. During your stay at this smart hotel you can borrow one of the hotel’s free iPads, which feature free international press, music and videos. All of the comfortable rooms at the stylish hotel are decorated in a contemporary style and feature air-conditioning, LCD TV and a minibar. You can enjoy produce from the buffet breakfast in your room or on the small garden terrace. The relaxing bar also serves a range of aperitifs and provides a pleasant spot for reading one of the free newspapers. Guests can enjoy complementary soft drinks each afternoon in the hotel’s bar. High-speed, fibre-optic internet access and WiFi access are available for free. Bicycles are available and a concierge service is also provided.
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