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Paris and Nice, air/6 nights, from $749

Save big on this winter getaway to two of France's most popular destinations.

The Real Deal: Round-trip airfare on Air France, arriving in Paris and departing from Nice; a local flight from Paris to Nice, also on Air France; three nights each at the 50-room Timhotel Nation in Paris and the 53-room Hotel Ibis Nice Centre Notre-Dame in Nice; breakfast daily; and hotel taxes and service charges, from $749 per person—plus fuel surcharges and airport taxes and fees of about $139.

When: Through Dec. 10, 2009, Jan. 6–March 25, 2010; add $340 for April 1–May 14.

Gateways: New York City; add $60 for Houston; $80 for Miami; $90 for Atlanta; $110 for Chicago, L.A.; $160 for Denver; $170 for Seattle.

The fine print: The lowest rate is based on weekday departures; add $50 per person to travel Thursday through Monday. Airport taxes, fees, and fuel surcharges are about an extra $139 per person. Based on double or quadruple occupancy; add $190 per person for triple occupancy; single supplement is $300. Read these guidelines before you book any Real Deal.

Book by: Nov. 23, 2009.

Contact: EuropeASAP, 415/750-5449,

Why it's a deal: According to a recent search on Kayak, the lowest multicity fare (New York City to Paris, Paris to Nice, Nice to New York City) is $922 with taxes in mid-December (multiple carriers). For $34 less, the EuropeASAP package covers all flights, plus six nights' accommodations, breakfast daily, and all taxes and fees.

More: Optional activities are available upon request. Additional nights in Paris and Nice start at $40 per person per night. Add $120 per person to upgrade to the Comfort Hotel Place du Tertre in Paris and the Hôtel Saint Gothard in Nice; other hotel upgrades are available.