The romance capital of the world, birthplace of fashion and haute cuisine, and home to the world’s most impressive art collections (Louvre, Musee D’Orsay, Centre Pompidou), Paris is a must-see European city. Wander through the cobbled lanes and neighbourhood (arrondissement) street markets, stroll along the Seine or Champs Eylsees, people watch from Parisian cafes or work off those croissants and camembert by climbing the 1665 stairs of the Eiffel Tower. Here’s some of the best Parisian experiences our money savvy travellers recommend for your visit to the ‘City of light’.
Getting a coffee from stand-up cafes in Paris is cheaper than getting a table at a coffeehouse - €1 instead of €2.5! And it’s also more fun to sit outside and admire the beautiful Parisian outdoors.
Author: Samantha Thomas
Grab a bottle of red wine in Paris (yes, the only cheap thing in Paris is Bordeaux wine - but it tastes amazing!) and some delicious French cheese, pate and baguette with a friend and sit along the Siene for a long relaxed lunch in under $20.
Author: Roisin Kelly-Goldsmith