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!
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.