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EuroCheapo's Paris Planning Articles

Looking for a little advice to make your Paris trip planning easier? As you can see below, we’ve got lots to say about practical matters, including simple ways to save, using credit cards, getting cash, what you should expect to pay, and more.

Also in our Paris guide:

• The best cheap hotels in Paris reviewed by our editors
• Articles about saving on Paris hotels
Free things to do in Paris and free outdoor activities
• Save on sightseeing and museums and shopping
• Saving on nightlife and entertainment
• The best affordable restaurants and bars
• Ways to save on transportation
Cheap flights from Charles De Gaulle and Orly airport

Paris: Most popular tourist attractions in 2006

Paris: Most popular tourist attractions in 2006

Last week, Paris’ office of tourism announced that 69 million tourists visited the city’s attractions in 2006. Yowsa. And what were the most popular sights? First place: Notre Dame — 13.5 million visitors graced the cathedral, up from 13 million in 2005. Second place: Basilica de Sacre Coeur in Montmartre — 10 million visits, up » Read more

Versailles: Day trip from Paris

Louis XVI’s castle at Versailles is one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring monuments, not to mention one of the most visited tourist spots on the globe. If you’re joining the masses of tourists on the RER C from Paris out to the castle, be sure to visit Marie Antoinette’s estate while you’re there. Yes, this fantasy-park » Read more

Paris: Free walking tours

Paris: Free walking tours

Sandeman’s New Europe, the travel company whose free walking tours have already taken Berlin, Munich, Amsterdam, and London by storm, has come to Paris. Every day, rain or shine, tours start at 11 a.m. in front of the St. Michel fountain (metro St. Michel, line 4). No sign-ups are necessary. Prospective tourers just need to » Read more

Paris: Cafe Etiquette

Paris: Cafe Etiquette

Photo by Melanie Clatanoff Cafés, the pinnacle of French culture, operate with their own rules and regulations. These can get confusing. Here’s a crash course on how they work. Follow them and ensure a faux pas-free trip to France: 1. Say “bonjour” and make eye contact with the bartender if you walk by him, or » Read more

Paris: Some Basic Tips

Paris: Some Basic Tips

We admit, living like a Cheapo in Paris is not always easy. Trust us, we know. Here are three tried-and-true tips for saving euros in Paris. They’ll be old hat for some, but nonetheless bear repeating. Eat in a park. If it’s nice out, always take your lunch in a manicured park. No matter where » Read more

Cheap Ideas in Paris

Cheap Ideas in Paris

France goes to the polls on April 22 and a big theme of this year’s campaign has been purchasing power. The widespread perception in France is that wages are not keeping pace with the cost of living, and that the middle class—squeezed is being left behind. Consumers have responded by defecting to no-frills discount supermarkets » Read more

Paris: Le Bof!

Paris: Le Bof!

1. Stick out your lower lip. 2. Raise your eyebrows and shoulders simultaneously. If you follow these simple rules, according to the Paris tourism Web site cestsoparis.com, you will cop a “bof!” Bof is a classic Parisian expression. It signifies a denial of knowledge, agreement, or responsibility. Anglophones might also understand it as a version » Read more

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