The vibrant city of Paris is a fantastic place to explore on a weekend break or a short vacation. However, getting to know all that Paris has to offer can be rather costly and people who are on a tight budget may find it stretched to the limit. Here are a few ways to enjoy Paris without breaking the bank.
One good way to save money on Eurostar train tickets is to make sure that you book ahead. There are also special seasonal offers available, while people who book to travel on the Eurostar at unpopular times such as early in the morning and late in the evening can also scoop up cheaper tickets.
Accommodation can be rather costly in Paris, so it is a good idea to take the time to shop around for a good deal. October is a great time for budget travellers to visit Paris, as there are no major holidays in this month and many hotels drop their prices to attract visitors. Therefore, the month of October is the perfect time to secure a hotel room in Paris on the cheap.
Save money on the cost of taking a guided tour either alone or with a group of friends when you try a free tour of Paris by grabbing a map of the city or a guide book and follow some of the well known routes that run through Paris past world famous attractions.
When it comes to seeing the sights, many of Paris’ top attractions are rather expensive to explore. However, you can still get a good feel for landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower by standing in the picturesque park located opposite this magnificent monument and gazing up at it. Another good way to gain a fresh perspective of some of Paris’ landmarks is to take a ride along the river on a Bateaux Mouche. These boat trips cost just a few Euros and this is an unforgettable experience.