Weather permitting, Paris is a city that never stops. As New Year celebrations wind up, January sees the onset of sales fever (visit www.shoppingbyparis.com for details) and a number of fashion shows (visit www.modeaparis.com for exact dates), whilst February offers the chance of a second New Year in Parisian China Town as well as the opportunity for rugby fans to see the start of the Six Nations Rugby. France, unbeaten during the 2010 Six Nations, plays Scotland on the 5th of February in the impressive Stade de France and Wales on the 19th of March at the same venue. Eurostar are offering special group deals so visit www.eurostar.com or call 08448 224800 to book or for more information.
And of course, if you’re a die-hard romantic, what better place to spend Valentine’s Day than in Paris? Apart from all the well known sites, you can take that special person to Montmartre's Wall of Love to read amorous declarations in 300 different languages. Or if you’re thinking of visiting in March, get poetic with your loved one at the Printemps des Poètes, a two week poetry festival which runs from the 7th-21st and has numerous recitals and events taking place in the streets, cafes, and museums of the French capital.
Whether you hop on a fast train from central London, or board a flight from any of the capital’s airports, Paris couldn’t be easier to get to, so there’s simply no excuse not to go. Bon Voyage!