How to make the most of your stay in Paris? The best bargains in town

Published by Rizhlaine F. · Photos by Caroline J. · Published on 12 August 2021 at 16h24
Who said staying in Paris was super expensive? Here are our best tips and tricks to travel the French capital city without blowing your budget up!

Paris is known to be a very expensive city. Although life indeed is expensive in the City of Lights, you can enjoy bargain galore. If you wish to visit the French capital city but you are on a budget, let us show you it is possible. For there are tricks and tips enabling to make the most of your stay in Paris: affordable hotels, affordable restaurants, free tours, here are how to make the most of Paris on a budget!

Optimize commutes

To make the most of Paris while one a budget, you have to be sure of what you are doing. If you decide to use public transportation, think about choosing the right format: beyond three trips within a day, purchase a Mobilis tickets for €7.50 providing you with unlimited travels for one day. The same way, the RATP also provides you with an unlimited ticket for 5 days, the Paris Visite package for €38.35. So, before purchasing a ticket or a book of tickets, take a close look at the packages available.

Think also about alternative means of transport such as Vélib’, or electric scooters now provided in self-service. In addition to enable you enjoy the city, you can also enjoy the open-air for a lesser cost.

Staying for less than €30

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Visiting Paris!

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Eating on a budget

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Do not miss anything

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From 12 August 2021 to 31 August 2024

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