Paris in Springtime

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l The Paris Marriott Hotel Champs-Elysee is the only five star hotel on the Champs Elysees. Rooms start from 389 euros a night. Go to or call 00 33 1 5393 5500. The hotel is offering a Shopping Package until the end of April, for 415 euros a night which includes 10% off at Galaries Lafayette and metro tickets.

l Eurostar operates up to 18 daily services from London St Pancras to Paris with return fares from £69. Journeys take from 2hr 15 mins. Tickets are available from or on 08432 186186. Eurostar Plus packages allow you to make savings on shopping and top restaurants.

l East Coast runs 65 services each weekday between Leeds and London King’s Cross. Customers travelling first class can enjoy complimentary food and drinks plus Wi-Fi. Advanced return fares, booked at, start from £26 standard or £79 first class. Call 08457 225225.