Traveling to any place around the world means spending a lot of money on various things such as accommodation, food, travel and many other things. Although these things are necessary, it’s not compulsory that you only get these amenities after spending a ton of money. What if we told you can save a lot of money while getting almost the same experience.
We all know France is a beautiful place but also expensive at the same time. While some people like to live a lavish life while traveling to these places, not all can afford this due to various financial reasons. Thus to help you enthusiastic travelers save some money while at the same time get a wonderful experience out of the trip, here are the best ways to save money while traveling to France in 2019.
1) Take advantages of free museums –
We all know that France has a rich heritage and their culture is among the best in the world. If you are traveling to France make sure to visit it between the months of October to March as the first Sunday of these months the entry for the museums are free and during any other month the charges may go up to anywhere near 26 EU. The only downside of this is that the crowd which arrives due to the free entry is a lot.
2) Use the regional train to travel –
France is extremely popular for its cleanliness and the excellent railway lines which connect to all the major cities. Taking advantage of this and traveling using trains rather than hiring private cabs can undoubtedly save you a lot of money while at the same time provide you a new and unforgettable experience.
3) Use hostels as resting grounds –
If you are on a budget and love to travel all the time, then choosing hostels to live can be extremely good for you. At hostels, you can find various new people and even the private hostel rooms don’t generally cost much per night as the generally accepted price for a private hostel room per night is around €50. And while you are staying at a hostel why not use the bars at these places as they generally are cheaper and also have various “Happy hour” offers during all times of the year.
4) Check out the free sights –
France is a city with a lot of beautiful places to visit. While some might cost you, not all have “Pay and visit policy.” There are many places in France where a person can visit for free without worrying about their wallet. Some of the notable places to visit for free are Musée d’Art Moderne, Maison de Balzac, Maison de Victor Hugo and even most churches and parks like the Jardin du Luxembourg, The Musée Carnavalet, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris and the Fragonard Perfume Museum.
5) Do not eat at the main attractions –
The best way to lose money while visiting any place is to spend it eating at the attraction or places to visit locations. As the locals know that tourists are ready to spend a ton of money to get a good experience out of their visit, thus they might charge a little higher. Instead of this walk a little away from these big attractions and check out the local delis and carts as they can offer you better authentic food for a lesser price thus saving you money and at the same time offering you better-tasting food.