Archive for August 19, 2008
This Tuesday, check out How to leave Paris happy, not broke, a CNN article with lots of advice about saving money in Paris. Here are some of the best tips:
- Skip paying to go up the Eiffel Tower. Instead, have an impromptu picnic dinner to see the light show.
- For a great view of the city, climb to the top of Montmartre (yeah, climb – it’s steep!) and sit on the steps of Sacre Coeur. You won’t be alone – it’s a popular spot.
- If money is super tight, research when the museums you want to visit have free entry. I say “super tight” because the museums are likely to be really crowded on those days. Regardless, take your student ID if you have one.
- If you like independent touring and don’t mind something a tiny bit dangerous, check out Velib, the city’s new bike rental system. I say dangerous because they don’t include helmets in the rental. Eek!