The luxurious hotels, gourmet restaurants and the fairly expensive metro rides create an impression that going on Paris sightseeing tours is very costly. Fortunately, this is not true, which means that you need not spend a fortune to enjoy the beautiful city of Paris.
However, it is hard to deny the fact that first time visitors struggle to keep their budget while they are on Paris sightseeing tours. This is mainly because most of them may not have idea on how to enjoy Paris tours on a budget. Here are a few simple tips that will help you to stay on a budget when you are on Paris tours.
The city of Paris creates “fake” beaches around the Bassin de la Villette and the seine during the summer with enormous plots of sand. This tradition is known as “Paris Plages” and is usually seen between the months July and August. You nedd not pay any charge to enter these fake beaches.
Eat and Drink In Butte Aux Cailles
The colorful houses and tight-knit community in the southern neighborhood brings a village feel to Butte aux Cailles. You can find plenty of quality yet inexpensive bars and restaurants while strolling through the busy streets. However, make sure to visit before 7 pm, as it will help you to avoid long queues.
Enjoy a Free Museum Visit
Visit to the Paris’s national museums are free on the first Sunday of every month. You can expect a long queue in the Louvre museum, but understand that there are more than hundred museums in the city of Paris. So, make a careful selection to avoid the crowd and long queues, as it will allow you to enjoy the atmosphere of a museum peacefully.
Many tourists have a misconception that the headquarters of Parisian antiques is Marché aux puces de Saint-Ouen. If you are looking for furniture, vintage trinkets or art pieces, it will be better to visit eMarché aux puces de la porte de Montreuil. You can buy goods for cheap prices here.
Sleep In a Warehouse
Halle Pajol was once an old warehouse for Paris’s national railway. Nowadays, it is home to several shops, a concert hall, the Yves Robert hostel, a library, and a greenhouse. You will be able to find a private room for just €62 at this place. This place is both eco-friendly and family friendly.