Paris – An introduction to the city of Love
So you have just booked your first Paris vacation and you couldn’t be more excited. As one of the most highly sought after destinations in the world, you should be! But before heading out to travel France, there are some essential things you need to know. Here they are…
Where to Stay in Paris
This part of your Paris vacation can certainly have the ability to make or break your trip so you’ll want to get this right. Although Paris certainly is known for its more expensive accommodation options, there are also plenty of cheap hotels out there that make for a great stay while exploring the city. Such as the following…
Hotel Ecole Centrale: Located just a few steps from the Marais and the recently opened Gaite Lyrique Digital Arts Centre, this small but vibrant hotel is ran by a couple ladies who take pride in cleanliness, friendliness, and coziness. You’ll feel right at home with free WiFi, air conditioning, and early check-in on request.
Port Royal Hotel: You’ll find this gem of a place situated right on the edge of the Latin Quarter, making it a fantastic place for those in search of not just cheap hotels but ones that offer a great location. You’ll only be steps away from the Jardin des Plantes and Mouffetard Market.
What to See and Do in Paris
On top of those successes of cheap flights and cheap hotels you snatched up for your plans to travel France, you are obviously going to want to make sure all your planning is worth it and you get to see all the main highlights of the city. Including the following…
Museums: As a city with such rich history, paying a visit to its many incredible museums is an absolute must. Be sure to explore the millions of treasures at The Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, and Musee Marmottan.
Parks & Gardens: One of the best things about Paris is its beautiful public parks and gardens; each perfect for a leisurely day with a glass of French wine in hand. A few you don’t want to miss include Jardin des Plantes, Jardin du Luxembourg, and Jardin des Tuileries.
Architectural Wonders: No Paris vacation would ever be complete without a visit to some of its most beloved architectural wonders including the Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and the Arc de Triomphe.
Where to Eat & Drink in Paris
In between all of that sightseeing and wandering about the streets of Paris, there’s a chance you are going to work up quite the appetite. So, in addition to finding cheap flights and cheap hotels, you’ll want to continue your streak and find cheap eateries while you travel France. Here are some suggestions…
Au P’tit Grec: Not quite in the mood to spend 20 euros for breakfast or a snack every day? The crepes sold here are the PERFECT and most delicious solution to that problem coming out at a total of 6 euros.
Chez Alain Miam Miam: If you’re looking for a great sandwich, this should undoubtedly be your go-to spot while in Paris. Choose from a variety and start digging in without breaking the bank.
La Patisserie Cyrill Lignac: What’s Paris without a pastry or two? Just be warned, you may not be able to stop eating this chef’s many delicious pastries and breads.
Aux Folies: Cheap beers, laid back atmosphere, and a good amount of neon lights will serve as a perfect start or finish to your day.
BarOurcq: Not only do they serve bargains on beers, they’ve got plenty of tasty homemade snacks for when you work up an appetite for a late night meal.
Les Caves Populaires: If beer isn’t exactly your thing, opt for cheap wines at this Paris hot spot!