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LastMinute.com Review

If you're looking for a One Stop Shop for your Paris trip (or any other trip, for that matter), then LastMinute.com is a great place to start.

Hotel Reservations 
City Breaks 
City Tours and Attractions 
- and even Car Hire 

All On The Same Website

LastMinute.com offer multiple facilities all on the one website - flights (multi airlines), hotels, city breaks (inclusive of hotel and transport), car hire and visits to the top attractions. On top of this, they offer regularly updated last minute offers, as well as a price match promise.

I've summarised the facilities below, in terms of the Paris flights, Paris hotels, Paris city breaks, Paris attractions, Paris tours and car hire they offer.

Paris Flights 

I've examined the flight facilities lastminute.com offer by looking at New York City (JFK) and London (Heathrow).

There were 104 return flight options from JFK and 164 from Heathrow for the dates I selected. Just by way of comparison, Sydney offered 141 options and Toronto 110, so there are plenty of choices globally.

You can display the flights according to price, departure time and airline name.

Looking a little more closely at the choices, here are the airlines flying to Paris on the dates I selected:

From New York City (JFK):

British Airways
Air France
KLM Royal Dutch
American Airlines
Aer Lingus

From London Heathrow:

Air France
British Airways

Just be aware that the cheapest flights may not be direct flights.

When you have selected the flight you prefer, you can then go the extra step of booking your hotel at the same time.

In summary, here are some of the benefits of using lastminute.com for booking your Paris flights:

# Multi-airline return fares

# You can search not only for the lowest return fares on your favourite airlines, but also for the lowest priced combination of one-way fares on two different airlines

# Flexible date search

# If you're flexible with dates, you can search for prices 3 days either side of your chosen departure dates to make sure you get the best deal

# Add your hotel to your flights at the same time

Paris Hotels

You can book flights and hotels at the same time, but you can also opt just to book your Paris hotel with LastMinute.com. To do this, you should start here:

There are over 700 Paris hotels on offer at the site, together with several options to filter them by using specific criteria. You can also the results by site favourites, by price, by hotel name, by user rating and by star rating.
Here are some of the criteria you can use to narrow your preferred hotel selection:

1) By Price Range

2) By Paris district

For example, there are 95 hotels near the Champs Elysees, 24 by the Eiffel Tower, 28 in Montmartre and 7 at Versailles.

3) By Star Rating

Hotel star ratings, from 1 star to 5 stars

4) By Hotel Brand

For example, they have the following brands:
  * Holiday Inn Hotels Paris (20)
  * Paris Marriott Hotels (8)
  * Hilton Hotels Paris (4)
  * Radisson Hotels Paris (5)
  * Sheraton Hotels Paris (1)
  * Sofitel Hotels Paris (5)
  * Sol Melia Hotels Paris (7)
  * Westin Hotels Paris (2)

5) By Hotel Amenities

So they offer:
  * Paris hotels with internet access (455)
  * Paris hotels with laundry facilities (398)
  * Paris hotels with meeting rooms (256)
  * Paris hotels with airport shuttle (133)
  * Paris hotels with car parking (223)
  * Paris hotels with children's activities (13)
  * Paris hotels with fitness centre (164)
  * Paris hotels with free breakfast (8)
  * Paris hotels with kitchen (52)
  * Hotels in Paris that allow pets (73)
  * Paris hotels with room service (252)
  * Paris hotels with spa (18)
  * Paris hotels with swimming pools (54)

6) By Hotel Type

You can choose from:
  * Spa hotels Paris (224)
  * Paris airport hotels (118)
  * Boutique hotels Paris (16)
  * Designer hotels Paris (12)
  * Historic hotels Paris (1)

7) Hotel Quality, including

  * Discount Paris hotels (411)
  * Cheap Paris hotels (411)
  * Budget hotels Paris (411)

  * Luxury hotels Paris (303)

Paris City Breaks

If you're in the UK or a few European locations, then you can take advantage of the site's Paris City breaks, which are inclusive of travel to Paris by flight or train, and hotell. Booking pre-selected packages usually offers a price advantage, as well as making it easier to choose an offer.

In addition, they offer a range of Top Secret hotels, which are hotel partners that offer rates are so low that the hotel partners don't want to put their names to them. In order to bring you these exclusive deals to you, the name of the hotel is hidden from you until your booking is complete. As way of reassurance, the site says that these offers do not compromise on quality, "the room types on offer are no different to any of the others we sell on our pages, guests can expect the same great service as with any of our other hotel bookings."

Going Out - Paris Attractions and Tours

In addition, lastminute.com offer a number of visits to the Paris Top Attractions, which you can book on the site. They include the following attractions:

Bateaux Parisiens Dinner Cruise
Moulin Rouge and French Cancan Dinner
Eiffel Tower PLUS Seine Cruise PLUS Paris Illuminations
Versailles Full Day
City Tour of Paris

and several more

Car hire

Finally, you can also book a car hire on the site. I wouldn't suggest this, if you are just visiting the City, but it could be a useful option if you want to visit Disneyland Paris or any of the other attractions outside Paris.

Last Minute Offers

LastMinute.com offer regular deals for your Paris visit. We feature all the latest offers from the company in our

"Why Visit Paris" Newsletter.

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