Paris!!! Well, how to describe this amazing expensive city? Yeah, its’ really expensive! Crystal Travel exposes the good news of how to enjoy Paris without breaking the bank.
So, whenever you plan to travel alone to Paris, regard the following:
Opt for the low season: If you are not a weather person, you can easily choose when to pack off and go. You may consider a trip between mid-November and mid-March. Airfares and hotel tariffs will surely be lower compared to the rest of the year.
Getting Around Paris
Right from Charles de Gaulle airport you can board the RER B Blue train that departs from Terminal 2. It heads towards Gare du Nord for 10 Euros. You can also enjoy walking in the ‘walking city’ and explore tiny lanes and interesting sights on the way. A Google Map can be extremely handy in Paris; otherwise don’t bother looking at your cell phone. Taxis can be pricey and the city metro can be beneficial.
Bargaining in Paris
A self-guided stroll initiates extreme fun in its own way. Le Marais is one of the oldest parts of Paris. Venture out on this tour and admire a number of the most illustrious buildings in Paris.
How about a free film show for a month, every summer? The Cinema en Plein Air festival screens free films at the Parc de La Villette.
Literature lovers can sneak in at Shakespeare & Co that possesses an interesting history. Situated on the left bank, towards Notre Dame, this store houses a good collection of books. Well, nothing’s like spending a day with books.
The Iconic Eiffel
Try a fitness test to ascend the Eiffel Tower rather than paying for the elevator. You will save 10 Euros. DO not forget to admire the lights of the tower at night!
If you are a steady and patient person, you may want to grab a coffee, take a seat at the outdoors and watch the world pass by. Maybe after you’re done, you can head towards some of the impressive Cathedrals such as The Cathedral Notre Dame de Paris and the spectacular Basilique du Sacre Coeur. After dark the area is quite safe as people still hang around to watch the stunning lights over it.
A Free Museum
Most of the city museum is free on the first Sunday of any month. The Louvre can be crowded, but there are other museums that are quite affordable and have a cheap entry fee.
Witness a Festival
Paris has festivals all year round and this city is best known for Nuit Blanche that is held in October. There are other popular festivals throughout the year which are totally free.
A few eating suggestions
Picnic near Seine River is a classic step and quite easy. Just purchase some baguette, cheese and a ravishing bottle of French wine.
Dinner at Voulez Vous can be lavish, if you wish. You’ll surely get more than a meal and well as unforgettable entertainment.
Visiting a French market can teach you a lot about culture as well they are a great place to sample inexpensive food.