Budget Paris

January 3rd, 2015 / / No Comments »

From walking up the Eiffel Tower, taking advantage of FREE ENTRY Sundays or picking up a Paris Pass, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Paris without spending a fortune.

Follow our Paris On a Budget Guide packed with hints & tips to keep the costs down on a trip to Paris.



Eiffel Tower on a Budget

1. Did you know you can walk part way up the Eiffel Tower? Not only is this an unusual way to explore this national treasure but it’s cheaper too.

2. The one thing about climbing the Eiffel Tower is you don’t get to see the Eiffel Tower in your view.  Why not climb the Montparnasse Tower or Arc de Triomphe instead for fewer queues.

3. Be more inventive; there are plenty of alternative, and cheaper, ways to view the Eiffel Tower.  Why not pack a picnic in the Parc du Champ de Mars, (directly below the Eiffel Tower) to watch the sun go down & the Eiffel Tower light up before your eyes.

For more hints & tips go to Eiffel Tower on a Budget.

Paris on a Budget

The Paris Pass

Disneyland Paris Deals




Paris Museums on a Budget

There are plenty of ways to pick up free or cheaper entry to many of the top Paris Museum;

1.Young Love;  the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay and most other Paris museums offer FREE entry to EU citizens under 26 years plus free entry for all under 18’s.

2. Choose Sundays; most top Paris Museums, including the Louvre & Centre Pompidou offer FREE entry on the first Sunday of the month, (October/November to March each year).

3. Late Nights; most offer a discounted late night entrance ticket that not only saves you money but reduces the crowds too!

4. Double Up; check out combined ticket offers.  For example Monet fans may wish to invest in a discounted combined ticket for Musee d’Orsay & Musee de l’Orangerie.

5. Paris Pass; consider a Paris Pass that offers you discounted entrance to over 60 Paris museums & monuments.  This includes the Louvre, Arc De Triomphe, Paris of Versailles plus FREE transport.

More Paris Museum Information

Tips To Beat the Crowds at Musee du Louvre

Guide to Musee d’Orsay

Paris Pass; Top Tips

Paris Pass



Paris Parks

There are plenty of beautiful parks around Paris and if you want to do as the Parisians do & take in the atmosphere or a game of boules, head for the open space.  Our favourite has to be Jardin du Luxembourg that is set in the heart of the city and evokes thoughts of a bygone age with activities such as;

  • A boating lake, (you can hire a sailing boat)
  • An adventure playground
  • Puppet show
  • Tennis & basketball courts
  • Boules area
  • Old fashioned swings

Whilst there are charges in place for many of these activities, the prices have been kept to a minimum…it’s a great way to enjoy an afternoon in the heart of Paris on a budget!

More details available at Jardin du Luxembourg.


Luxembourg Gardens


Velib Bikes in Paris

Do as the Parisians do and enjoy Paris on a velib bike!  A velib bike is a great way to get around Paris on a budget as the first 30 minutes of any journey is FREE!  By navigating your way around Paris on your bike it gives you a unique view of the city as well as saving you money on transport charges.

Follow our easy Guide To Velib Bikes.

More Velib Bike Information

Getting Around Paris on a Bike

A Guide to Velib Bikes in Paris

Paris Respire

By Liz Walsh



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