How to Save Money When You Are On Vacation in Paris

Get Euros in Paris

Do not exchange your currency before arriving in Paris. The best way to get Euros is making withdrawals at ATMs or making all your purchases with your credit card. It is advisable to contact your bank for information on bank charges before traveling.

Book your accommodation in Paris

When you book accommodation, you can choose a hotel with breakfast included. If you’re struggling to find a hotel with free breakfast,  and want to eat delicious pastries, drink orange juice and coffee then try a Parisian café, you will save more money than paying extra for breakfast at the hotel.

Paris is one of the cities with more points of free Wi-Fi along its parks, libraries and major public areas!

Visit Paris for free

If you are flexible and you can travel the first week of the month and if you stay in Paris for the weekend, then you are lucky! Throughout the year, some of the most famous museums of Paris are open for free the first Sunday of each month . Some of the museums you can have access to are the Museum of the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay and the Picasso Museum.

However, if you do not have the chance to travel to Paris for the first weekend of the month, here is a list of free attractions in Paris throughout the year: Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, Musée Carnavalet -History Paris, Musée Cernuschi Companionship Museum, Musée Curie (radium Institute), Fragonard Perfume Museum / Theatre-museum Capucines Fragonard, Petit Palais, Maison de Balzac, Museum of Fine Arts of the City of Paris, history of Paris, Museum of the Prefecture of Police, Victor Hugo House, Museum of Romantic Life, Zadkine Museum.

Let yourself be enchanted by the elegant shops of branded brands you find in Paris, do some window shopping until you are exhausted but when it comes to buying your items, you can go to the department stores or Flea markets, such as Flea Market Aligre, Clignancourt Flea Market, Le Village St-Paul.

Eat your fill

Food courts in Paris are not usually so cheap. To save some money on food and drink, you can drink the tap water: buying bottled water is quite expensive in restaurants.

By making your lunch as the biggest meal of the day will help you keep some money in your pocket. Most areas restorations Paris offer great promotions in the fixed-price menus at lunch time which may include an appetizer, starter, main course and dessert, as well as tips and taxes.