Hotel du 7e Art Front
Hotel du 7e Art is a friendly and family-run spot in th heart of the old Marais. Photo: EuroCheapo

Paris: Q & A with Hotel du 7e Art, an affordable stay with a fun movie theme in the Marais

Jun 16 If you’re a film buff, a fan of independent hotels and plan on visiting Paris soon, Hotel du 7e Art is the place for you. Decked out with vintage film posters that give nods to Hollywood musicals from eras past, this hotel has a very special theme. Situated within the trendy Saint-Paul neighborhood in the » Read more

10-day Itinerary in Spain: Touring Barcelona, Seville & Madrid, with budget tips

10-day Itinerary in Spain: Touring Barcelona, Seville & Madrid, with budget tips

Jun 13 You’ve got a bit more than a week to spend in Spain? Lucky you! As a resident of Barcelona, I’m of course tempted to say that you could easily spend the whole time in my city, but most visitors try to see more of Spain than just the northeastern corner when they come. Indeed, you’ve » Read more

Don’t leave Rome without tasting these 5 classic dishes (each under €10)

Don’t leave Rome without tasting these 5 classic dishes (each under €10)

Jun 10 It’s no secret that Italy is a foodie paradise. Each region is famed for its unique cuisine, with culinary traditions that go back hundreds of years. Most people know that the Emilia-Romagna region is home to the best Bolognese sauce, (as well as many other meats and cheeses), that Tuscany is sacred wine territory and » Read more

London: A cheapo neighborhood guide to Kings Cross

London: A cheapo neighborhood guide to Kings Cross

Take a stroll through Kings Cross today, and it is barely recognizable from what it once was. In fact, it has now got its very own brand spanking new post code (N1C), and the first phase of the area’s redevelopment is open to the public, so you’re free to explore the new buildings, public squares » Read more

Summer in Paris: 9 ways to celebrate that won’t break the bank

Summer in Paris: 9 ways to celebrate that won’t break the bank

Jun 09 Looking for fun and affordable things to do this summer in Paris? Look no further. Just make sure you bring your own SPF since sunscreen can get pricey here… 1. Stroll les Berges de Seine The renovated banks along the Seine were one of the best gifts the mayor gave the city last year. This » Read more

10 ways to celebrate summer in Barcelona: Festivals, beaches, and low-cost fun

10 ways to celebrate summer in Barcelona: Festivals, beaches, and low-cost fun

Jun 06 After what has been one of the wettest, coldest springs on record, summer has finally arrived. Sizzling days are spent at one of the city’s nine beaches, and humid nights are enjoyed at one of the numerous festivals. Don’t miss these events and city sweet spots from June to September. Festivals 1. Sant Joan: All-night » Read more

London myths are falling down: 8 popular misconceptions about visiting

London myths are falling down: 8 popular misconceptions about visiting

Jun 04 Thanks to EuroCheapo correspondents across Europe, we now know that all Parisians aren’t the height of chic, and that Barcelona isn’t full of sangria-guzzling locals. Now it’s time to leap on the next Eurostar to debunk a few myths about London. 1. Londoners are rude Of course, London can be a frantic city, with so » Read more

How to order coffee in Italy: Navigating cafe culture like a pro

How to order coffee in Italy: Navigating cafe culture like a pro

Jun 03 Italian coffee culture is strong, just like the espresso, and cafes are always full no matter the time of day. In Rome, cappuccinos are fantastically frothy, and the espresso is always made with quality coffee beans and ground on site. One sip of an Italian coffee, and it will be hard to go back to » Read more

Hotel de Nice photo essay: A cheapo classic in Paris

Hotel de Nice photo essay: A cheapo classic in Paris

May 31 For years, Hôtel de Nice has topped EuroCheapo’s list as one of the more beautiful and charming, while still affordable, places to stay in Paris. With rates between €80-220, gorgeously kitsch interiors and a central location in the Marais, this place is hard to beat. Walking into the hotel through the turquoise blue doors, you » Read more

Glasgow and beyond: Art Nouveau in Europe

Glasgow and beyond: Art Nouveau in Europe

The news last week of the terrible fire at the Glasgow School of Art surely brought great sadness to all devotees of art nouveau architecture and design. Reports over the last day or two suggest that, while much of the building has been saved, the celebrated Mackintosh Library was largely destroyed in the flames. It » Read more

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