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4. Paris canal cruise

Spend four days cruising one of the most romantic spots in the world: Paris. Journey along the Canal Saint-Marrtin through the heart of districts that typify the “real” Paris calling at all the big sights: the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysees and of course the Eiffel Tower. You’ll cruise on a beautifully renovated traditional hotel barge; with only 11 cabins on board this will be a personal experience, concluding with a magical “Paris by night” cruise.

A four-night canal cruise with CroisiEurope departs on 29 September, 13 October, 10 November and 11 December 2014 and costs from €630pp (about £520pp) including all meals, excursions, complimentary bicycles and spa pool. Go to croisieurope.travel.

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