Paris is a timeless city that will always be a tourist hotspot. Does this mean it will be expensive? You can easily splurge in Paris and find it difficult to budget since everyone wants a piece of the Parisian pie. But, with our help, you can use these budget friendly tips to enjoy a luxurious city on the cheap.
Getting a cheap ticket to Paris isn’t as difficult as it seems. Keep in mind that even though Paris is gorgeous in the Spring/Summer season, it is by far the most expensive. Off season starts in November and ends in April which means lines will be shorter, hotels will be affordable and your cheap ticket will be ready for you to embark on your Parisian journey!
French Cuisine is world renowned for its extravagant flavors and dishes that make Paris one of the culinary capitals of the world. Unfortunately, it can be pretty pricy to wine and dine. Shop like a local and visit the open-air food markets; a tradition since the Middle Ages. Head early to get the freshest produce, cheese and olives; especially since you can test samples. There are various market and market days with all sorts of foods and even vendors selling hot food.
Use your Two Feet
Make sure to pack a pair of comfortable shoes when traveling to Paris. Ladies, we know you want to look good in this fashion friendly city, but while you’re sightseeing, make sure to dress for comfort. Paris could be best explore on foot, which will save you money on transportation. Get lost and explore over 30 bridges in the city, or the many vibrant and colorful neighborhoods. You can even take a walking tour with Discover Walks; offering free tours by locals to give you an informative and personal touch to Paris.
Consider a Paris Pass
Let's face it: You probably have a laundry list of sites you want to visit in Paris and they are all very costly. While you can opt for a few tourist attractions or free places, why not consider a Paris Pass? If you want to visit at least half of the top 10 attractions, the price of the pass already saves you money. Not only will you get free access to 60 Paris attractions over 2 days, you'll get free transport on the Metro, skip lines, get access to a free hop-on/off tour bus and a free guidebook. You get serious bang for your buck if you’re serious about visiting the top Parisian attractions.
Enjoy Free Thrills
The best things in life are free; strolling through the many Paris parks like the infamous Jardin du Luxembourg. Or visit a top attraction that is free; the impressive Notre Dame Cathedral. Our favorite cheap thrill is dressing up and visiting the flagship Louis Vutton shop and heading to the top floor to gawk at handbags that are more expensive than Grad School. Only in Paris!
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