Forget the likes of Germany and Eastern European favourites, Budapest, Krakow and Prague this year and why not head to some alternative Christmas market destinations for something a little different this festive season?
Toulouse is a wonderful choice for a short family holiday, but if you've only got a few days to spend away with the children, you need to ensure you make the most of your time, especially as there's so much to see and do in and around the city.
Family holidays are fantastic, but they're not always easy to fit into your working life - especially if you have school-age children, because you will need to factor in term time too. A weekend break is an ideal way to ensure you don't miss out.
Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is the cheapest European break, according to research released yesterday by HouseTrip.com