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The Thanksgiving in Paris package includes round-trip air nd six nights' accommodations, from $779 per person.
updated 6/3/2008 9:36:19 AM ET 2008-06-03T13:36:19

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare and six nights' accommodations, from $779 per person—plus airport taxes of $120.

When: Travel between Nov. 16 and 26, 2008.

Gateways: New York City; add $40 for Boston, D.C., Philadelphia; $70 for Chicago; $80 for Detroit, Newark; $90 for Atlanta, Dallas, Denver; $120 for Miami; $140 for Baltimore; $150 for Burbank, Orange County, San Diego; $200 for Cincinnati, Cleveland, Houston, L.A., Pittsburgh; additional cities available.

The fine print: The starting rate is based on weekday departures; add $30 per person to depart or return Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Continental breakfast daily, hotel taxes and service charges, and airline fuel surcharges are included. Airport taxes and fees are an additional $120 per person. Airport-hotel transfers are not included but can be added for an additional $38 per person each way. Based on double occupancy; single supplement is $120. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: June 12, 2008.

Contact: Go-Today, 800/227-3235, go-today.com.

Why it's a deal: According to a recent Kayak search, the lowest round-trip airfare between New York City and Paris starts from $560 in late November (United/Swiss). In comparison, the Go-Today package rate of $899 (including all taxes) covers the airfare plus six nights' accommodations for an additional $339—or about $56 a night.

Trip details: The Thanksgiving in Paris package includes round-trip airfare to Paris on a major airline carrier and six nights at the Comfort Hotel Lamarck in a standard room with basic amenities.

The 66-room property is situated on a residential street in Montmartre, a historic neighborhood sitting atop a large hill in the northern part of Paris. The heart of the artsy neighborhood is Place du Tertre, a cobblestoned square chock-full of restaurants, beer gardens, and sidewalk cafés.

The area's most famous landmark is the gleaming Basilique du Sacré-Coeur (Sacred Heart) at the top of the hill, a 15-minute walk from the hotel. The Romano-Byzantine church, completed in 1914, is visible from almost anywhere in Paris. Climb up to the gallery around the inner dome for panoramic views of the sprawling city.

On the way to the basilica, you'll pass by the Lapin Agile, a café once frequented by the likes of Picasso and Modigliani. It still hosts cabaret performances in the evenings.

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Other nearby attractions include the Montmartre Museum, located in a 17th-century house various artists once called home, and Espace Dalí Montmartre, displaying over 300 works by surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, who lived in the neighborhood in the early 20th century. The Lamarck-Caulaincourt Métro station is a five-minute walk from the hotel, allowing easy access to other parts of the city.

Not ready to say au revoir? You can extend your stay at the Comfort Hotel Lamarck for an additional $50 per person per night.

Hotel upgrades start at $90 per person (bringing the package total to $869) for accommodations at the Comfort Hotel Mouffetard in the Latin Quarter.

For more tips on what to do in the area, visit the official Web sites of the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau and the French Government Tourist Office.

Copyright © 2012 Newsweek Budget Travel, Inc.

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  1. Mood lighting

    The Eiffel Tower and the Hotel des Invalides are illuminated at dusk with in Paris. (Mike Hewitt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  2. Heart of the Louvre

    The intricate ceiling of the Appolo Gallery at Paris' Louvre Museum is reflected in a display case in the foreground. Built in 1661, the gallery was not fully completed until 1851. In all, over twenty artists worked on the decoration. The Appolo Gallery gallery contains more than two centuries of French art, and houses such wonders as the French Crown Jewels, including the famous Régent (140 carats) and Sancy (53 carats) diamonds, as well as the 105-carat Côte de Bretagne ruby. (Joel Robine / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  3. To the heavens

    The Sacred Heart Catholic church (Basilique Sacré-Coeur) is seen on Paris' highest point, in Montmartre. The view at the top of the dome is excellent -- 271 feet above Montmartre Hill -- and is the second-highest viewpoint after the Eiffel Tower. (Benoit Tessier / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  4. Looking glass

    This elaborate stained-glass cupola (dome) inside Magasins du Printemps department store is located above the main restaurant in the store. Installed in 1923, it is composed of 3,185 individual pieces of stained glass. (David Lefranc / Paris Tourist Office) Back to slideshow navigation
  5. Keeping cool

    Tourists soak their feet in a reflecting pool at Place du Trocadero, an area of museums and gardens. (Gabriel Bouys / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  6. Sights from the Seine

    A "Bateau Mouche" tourist boat travels near the Paris Justice court. These boat tours are a popular, but relaxing way to view the sights of Paris along the Seine River. (Benoit Tessier / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  7. Museum of masterpieces

    Originally a royal fortress for kings, and open to all since 1793, the Louvre is one the world's greatest art museums, housing 35,000 works of ancient and Western art, displayed in over 60,000 square meters of exhibition space. More than 6 million visitors see the Louvre per year. (Mike Hewitt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  8. Shopper's haven

    Local art, food and other goods are sold in passage Jouffroy, across Boulevard Montmartre. Originally designed to protect pedestrians from mud and horse-drawn vehicles, the passages (shopping arcades), arre located between the Grands Boulevards and the Louvre. (Amélie Dupont / Paris Tourist Office) Back to slideshow navigation
  9. Modern art

    A view of the Centre Pompidou in Paris. Its 1977 factory style architecture contrasts with the surrounding buildings of Paris' oldest district near Notre-Dame cathedral. It has a public library, and the French National Museum of Modern Art. (Loic Venance / AFP - Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  10. Holy architecture

    One of the finest examples of French Gothic architecture is the Notre Dame Cathedral, attracting 13 million visitors each year. The name Notre Dame means "Our Lady" in French. (Stéphane Querbes / Paris Tourist Office) Back to slideshow navigation
  11. Practical protectors

    The famous stone statues of Notre Dame. (Amélie Dupont / Paris Tourist Office) Back to slideshow navigation
  12. Tranquil gardens

    The Jardin des Tuileries is Paris's most central garden. Its fountains, sculptures, cafes, formal gardens, and central location, make it a popular destination for visitors and locals. (Amélie Dupont / Paris Tourist Offi) Back to slideshow navigation
  13. Tuileries Palace

    Tuileries Palace encloses the western end of the Louvre and the formal gardens that make up Jardin des Tuileries park, stretching from the Louvre to the Place de Concorde, and bordered by the Seine. (Bruce Bennett / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  14. Moulin Rouge

    The cabaret Moulin Rouge was built in 1889, in Paris' red-light district of Pigalle on Boulevard de Clichy. The Moulin Rouge is best known as the birthplace of the can-can dance. (David Lefranc / Paris Tourist Office) Back to slideshow navigation
  15. Flowing with history

    The Fontaine des Mers at one of the main public square, Place de la Concorde. At 20 acres, it is the largest square in Paris. (Henri Garat / Paris Tourist Office) Back to slideshow navigation
  16. Honoring warriors

    The Arc de Triomphe stands in the center of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Elysees. The arch honors soldiers who fought for France. The names of generals and wars fought can be found on the inside and top of the arc. Underneath, is the tomb of the unknown soldier from World War I . (Bruce Bennett / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  17. Coffee break

    People walk past a boulangerie (bakery) in the Montmartre district in Paris. (Michel Euler / AP) Back to slideshow navigation
  18. Paris blues

    A piece of renowned French Roquefort blue cheese is displayed in a shop in Paris. (Philippe Wojazer / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  19. Pricey real estate

    The Place Vendome is an octagonal square located to the north of the Tuileries Gardens and east of the Eglise de la Madeleine. The bronze spiral column at the center of the square was constructed in 1810 by Napoleon to celebrate the French army’s victory at Austerlitz. Within the square are apartments, and posh hotels and high-end retailers, including Cartier, Chanel, and Bulgari. (Benoit Tessier / Reuters) Back to slideshow navigation
  20. French connection

    The high-speed rail network in France goes to several Parisian train stations, including Gare Du Nord shown here. The name was derived by the idea that travelers would be able to travel to Belgium, Netherlands, Northern Germany and the Scandinavian countries. It is the busiest railway station in Europe, and the third -busiest in the world. (Cate Gillon / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  21. The grandest address in Paris

    The Pere Lachaise cemetary (Father Lachaise Cemetery) on the eastern edge of the city, is named after the Jesuit Father Lachaise, King Louis XIV's confessor. Many famous people are buried here, including Musset, Chopin, Moliere, Oscar Wilde, Delacroix, Balzac, Jim Morrison. (Amélie Dupont / Paris Tourist Office) Back to slideshow navigation
  22. Impressive collection

    The Musée d'Orsay is one of Paris' most popular museums, housed in the former railway station, the Gare d'Orsay. The museum houses an extensive collection of sculptures and impressionist masterpieces by Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Cezanne. (David Lefranc / Paris Tourist Office) Back to slideshow navigation
  23. Grand design

    The Grand Palais (Big Palace) was built for the World Fair of 1900. The building is best known for its enormous glass-domed roof, making it one of Paris’ most recognizable landmarks. The Grand Palais was the work of three different architects, and is currently the largest existing ironwork and glass structure in the world. (Marc Bertrand / Paris Tourist Office) Back to slideshow navigation
  24. Prestigious avenue

    The Louis Vuitton department store is located on the stunning Champs-Elysees, one of the world's most famous and beautiful streets. (Mike Hewitt / Getty Images) Back to slideshow navigation
  25. Le Pantheon

    Le Pantheon was originally intended to be a church dedicated to Saint Genevieve to fulfil a vow made by Louis XV while he'd fallen ill. It was used for religious and civil purposes until 1885 and now functions as a famous burial place. (David Lefranc / Paris Tourist Office) Back to slideshow navigation
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