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Paris & the French Countryside, Air/Car/6 Nights, From $1,349

Split your time between a chic hotel in the capital and a renovated 14th-century château in a medieval town.

Paris at night
Paris at night (Courtesy cameraman/myBudgetTravel)

The Real Deal Round-trip airfare to Paris on Air France; three nights in Paris at the Village Eungénie or the Clarion Collection Hotel Opera Pavillon; three nights in Le Prieuré, a château in the medieval town of Villeneuve-lès-Avignon; breakfast daily; a three-day rental car with manual transmission from Hertz; hotel taxes and fees; and fuel surcharges, from $1,349 per person—plus about $120 in airport taxes and fees.

When Jan. 10–31, Feb. 11–28, Mar. 1–25, 2011; add $100 for Feb. 1–5; $150 for Jan. 9, Feb. 6–10.

Gateways New York City; add from $25 for Boston, D.C., Orlando; from $30 for Houston; from $52 for Denver, Miami; from $112 for L.A., Seattle, San Francisco; from $169 for Detroit; from $190 for Atlanta; from $299 for Salt Lake City; additional gateways available.

The Fine Print Airport taxes and fees cost about $120 more per person. Based on double occupancy; the single supplement is from $548. Insurance is not included with the car rental; add basic insurance for an extra $30 per person. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book By No deadline; based on availability.

Contact Air France Holidays, 800/237-2623, airfrance-holidays.com.

Why It's a Deal In a recent Kayak search, we found a $493 round-trip flight between New York City and Paris in late February (Aer Lingus). For $976 more, this package covers the airfare, plus six nights' accommodations, six breakfasts, a three-day rental car, and all taxes and fees.

More Several hotel upgrades are available, starting at an additional $150 per person for Villa Montparnasse or the Franklin Roosevelt in Paris and the Chateau d'Esclimont Hotel in Chartres. Extend your stay at the Eugenie or at the Clarion Opera Pavillon for an additional $47 per person per night, or at Le Prieuré for an additional $122 per person per night, based on double occupancy. Upgrade to a car with an automatic transmission for an additional $35 per person, or to a car with an automatic transmission and basic insurance for an extra $82 per person, based on two travelers.

Note:This story was accurate when it was published. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.
 

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