Tips For Visiting Paris on a Budget

Everyone has to visit Paris, France at least once in their lifetime, but like most capital cities, Paris is far from a cost-effective destination. Wining and dining at the finest restaurants will cost a pretty penny and the entrance fees for attractions and museums can set you back. But, if you’re traveling on a budget, it’s still possible to visit Paris, you just have to make some adjustments. Here’s how to visit Paris on a budget.

Take Advantage of Free Attractions

Some of the best attractions in Paris are actually free including the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Arc de Triomphe, and Louvre if you’re fine with viewing the buildings from outside. Enjoy the views of Paris at the Printemps Rooftop Cafe and Terrace and explore the street art of Canal StMartin.

Use the Paris Transport Card

With the Paris Transport Card, transportation in Paris is more affordable and you’ll have unlimited travel on the bus, metro, tramway, and RER networks and its suburbs. The prices start at €13.20 and you can choose between one, two, three, or five day passes.

Visit Museums on a Budget

On the first Sunday of the month you’ll get free entry to all the city’s museums. If you can’t wing it to get to Paris at this time, the Paris Museum Pass will save you lots of money and for €48.00 you’ll get a two day pass that gives you access to over 60 museums!

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. 🇫🇷 Le Corps et l’Âme… en fleurs ! 🌼 – 👨🏻‍🌾 Les jardiniers d’art du Domaine national du Louvre et des Tuileries s’inspirent des grandes expositions du musée pour concevoir le fleurissement du jardin. – 🌷 Cet été, la future exposition « Le Corps et l’Âme », qui aura lieu en octobre, est à l’honneur ! Les jardiniers d’art se sont inspirés de cinq œuvres appartenant aux collections du musée : les célèbres captifs de Michel-Ange, mais aussi des reliefs comme la « Bacchante en délire », une frise décorative de Mino da Fiesole et un sarcophage. – 🌹 Les jardiniers ont cherché à retranscrire les expressions du corps et les mouvements de l’âme. Des camaïeux de rouge flamboyant évoquent ainsi les mouvements violents, des harmonies roses et mauves la grâce des drapés légers. Quant à l’âme, elle est suggérée par la texture des végétaux, tantôt vaporeuse, tantôt architecturée. – 🌾 Leurs créations sont visibles autour du Grand Bassin rond, ainsi que le long de la galerie du Jeu de Paume, jusqu’à mi-octobre. – ⬅️Glissez vers la gauche pour en voir de toutes les couleurs ! – – – – 🌎 Body and Soul… in bloom! 🌼 – 👨🏻‍🌾 The gardeners of the Louvre and Tuileries National Estate are inspired by the museum's major exhibitions to design the flowering of the garden. – 🌷 This summer, the future exhibition "Body and Soul", which will take place in October, is in the spotlight! The art gardeners were inspired by five works from the museum's collections: the famous Michelangelo slaves, but also reliefs such as the "Bacchante en délire", a decorative frieze by Mino da Fiesole and a sarcophagus. – 🌹 The gardeners tried to transcribe the expressions of the body and the movements of the soul. Shades of flamboyant red evoke violent movements, pink and mauve harmonies remind the grace of light drapery. As for the soul, it is suggested by the texture of the plants, sometimes vaporous, sometimes architectural. – 🌾 Their creations can be seen around the Large Basin and along the Jeu de Paume gallery, until mid-October. – ⬅️ Swipe left to look at all those colours! – 📸 © Musée du Louvre / Maëlys Feunteun . . #Louvre #MuséeDuLouvre #Tuileries #TuileriesGarden

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Visit During the Off Season

Flying to Paris is more expensive during the busy summer months and hotels increase their rates during this time. Plan your trip to Paris during the colder winter months or in spring or autumn.