Oh Paris! The city of lights and love. The city of escargot and champagne. The city of expensive hotels and overpriced everything. Pairs is one of the most expensive cities in the world, making it difficult to visit on a budget. Three words that usually don’t go together – cheap Paris trip. But guess what? We succeeded at visiting Paris on a budget and we wanted to share our tips on how you can enjoy Paris on the cheap. And no, we don’t mean hostels and baguettes kinda cheap…we mean luxury hotels, world-renowned museums, and gourmet food kinda cheap. Here is how to book an affordable luxury trip to Paris:
Happy Anniversary my love @alexandras.atlas ❤ 5 years goes fast when you travel to 31 countries together, live internationally for almost a year, and grow to become one another’s best friends and life partners. This year has been incredible with our tiny island wedding in Bora Bora, our road trips around the US and our current European expedition. I can only hope that this coming year is equally as memorable. Thank you for your love, your support, your brutal honesty and your fidelity. I love you more than all of the pizza and gelato we are about to consume in Italy this week. Travel tip: get to the Eiffel Tower at 08:00 and you’ll have the lawn to yourself. It probably didn’t hurt that the clouds and fog were covering the top of the tower and that it was freezing outside.
Luxurious, but cheap hotels in Paris
Hotel La Tamise Esprit de France! Hotel La Tamise offers travelers 4 Star luxury at 2-3 Star costs. Rooms start around $200 a night, which is extremely affordable for a luxury hotel in Paris.
Parisian hotels are known for being cramped, overpriced, and honestly a bit mediocre. Hotel La Tamise has relatively spacious rooms, delicious breakfast, excellent (and friendly) staff, and is walking distance from the Louvre and other sites like the Opera of Paris.
Cheap food in Paris
Paris is, of course, famous for its cuisine. Paris is home to some of the nicest restaurants in the world, but they’re all extremely expensive. Even the mediocre food in Paris is generally overpriced. Our goal when we got to Paris was to find delicious, local, cheap food. We succeeded and have a couple tips for you in finding cheap food in Paris.
Free things to do in Paris
Cheap things to do in Paris
Cheap transportation in Paris
Nothing beats walking. Not only does walking 10 miles a day help one to avoid holiday weight gain, it also mitigates in city transportation costs, and provides the opportunity to see more of the city. Paris is very walkable, so take advantage of this.
The Metro is super cheap and easy as well and provides a fast mode of transportation across the city.
Uber is relatively affordable and readily available. Be cautious as it does surge throughout the day. But if you catch it at the right times, you should be able to leverage it without incurring much cost.
If you want to splurge a bit…..
Maybe you’ve followed our tips and you have a little extra cash to spare?