Paris, the capital and largest city of France, is one of themost populous cities in the country as well as in Europe having a population of more than ten million (as of Jan, 2008). The city lies on the Bank of Seine and have a very nice and mild climate. It’s neither hot nor cold. Summer days are really pleasant with an average temperature of 15 to 25 degree Celcius and plenty of sunlight. Only a few summer days see 30 degree or above. In winter, the average minimum temperature is 12.9 degree Celcius and maximum is 23.7 degree.
Prior to 19th century, Paris was the largest city in the western world for more than thousand years. And, between 16th and 19th century, Paris was the largest city in the world. As its olden days, Paris is still one of the world’s most important business and cultural center. Alongside a number of both modern and historical places and architectures, the city hosts the headquarters of quite a few international organizations like European Space Agency, UNESCO, International Chamber of Commerce etc.Actually, there are so many things to tell about Paris and this article isn’t really enough to tell even a tiny part of that properly. However, let us come to the point- how to explore Paris on a budget.
Transportation cost is a major part of the expenses in any trip.
Fortunately, you have a great opportunity to cut your cost for travelling by train to Paris from a number of cities in Europe. It’s the cheapest mean to travel to Paris from most part of Europe. As example, you can go to Paris from London by spending only € 38, while travelling from Cologne and Amsterdam will cost € 35, from Munich it will cost € 38 and from Geneva € 56. There are many more cities from where you can go to Paris by train.
More than 70 million people visit Paris every year. I think, this piece of information is enough to make you understand that Paris is quite an expensive city to visit. And, expenses for accommodation can really shock your wallet up! Paris is always ready to welcome you with warmest hospitality at the world’s most luxurious hotels if you want and can afford those. But, if you can’t, don’t worry. You can find some affordable hotel at convenient locations. The best example of cheap hotels in Paris is Hotel Vintage. It’s just a few minutes’ drive from Gare du Nord. Another one, Hotel Armstrong Paris located very close to Marais and Nation districts from where you can easily access some major visiting spots such as Disney Park as well as the Charles de Gaulle and Orly airports. Also, you can think about Hotel Pacific Montmartre Nord, Hotel Moulin Vert and Nation Montmartre.
From to Louvre to Notre dame… Bastille to Eifel tower, anyone would want to visit as much places as possible. So, again transportation comes in account. No problem, Paris Metro System is there for you, all seven days in a week, 365 days in a year, only except from 1 am to 5 am in the morning. Beside, you can use RER (Réseau Express Régional) which is also a daily service runs from 5:30 am in the morning till 12:30 midnight. And I must tell you to be careful about using taxi. Don’t use those unless it’s an emergency. You can easily understand why, can’t you?
Paris is really a city full of life. It doesn’t matter you travel there with your friends, fiancé, family or just yourself, Paris will mesmerize you.