Top budget hotels in Paris

Top budget hotels in Paris

Would you like to visit the city of love and romance, the fascinating Paris, but you don’t have enough money to pay a luxury hotel room? Don’t worry, there are numerous great, but quiet cheap hotels and hostels in the French capital city. Whether you prefer a comfortable, but not luxurious hotel room or a cheap hostel room, you will surely find something in Paris that suits your preferences. The Hotel Georgette, the Hôtel Ecole Centrale, the Oops! Hostel, the Port Royal Hôtel and St Ch... [ read more ]

10 free things to do in Paris

10 free things to do in Paris

Paris, the city of lovers, is not always the cheapest place for a holiday. Travelers of all budgets love Paris, from the luxury travelers who stay in bohemian boutique hotels overlooking Champs Elysees to backpackers on a shoestring come to Paris in search of art, culture and excitement. But the French capital can be hard on your budget, especially if you want to have a few typically Parisian experiences, like drinking a cafe au lait in a pavement cafe, seeing the city from the top of the Tour E... [ read more ]

The best overseas territories of France

The best overseas territories of France

It's widely known that France is shaped like a hexagon, and while this is true for continental France, the hexagon has some other bits left that are not so clearly visible. France is in the possession of several overseas territories which are actually quite far removed from the mainland, but they still share an unbreakable link with it. Culturally, these overseas territories are a blend of French language, customs and traditions, and several other influences that come from the original inhab... [ read more ]

A guide to bargain shopping in Paris

A guide to bargain shopping in Paris

Paris is a notorious shopper's paradise, but it is also known as a rather exclusive shopping destination where people go to buy couture and expensive brands. But as everyone who has spent more than a few weeks in Paris can testify, Paris is also a great place for bargain shopping, the trick is to know where and when to look for bargains. Whether you're looking for a quick and cheap meal, mementos to bring back home, presents to buy or simply to indulge in your passion for shopping, a guide t... [ read more ]

Tips for budget saving in France

Tips for budget saving in France

France is not a cheap country, but that’s only natural, considering that its attractions are not cheap in any sense of the word. So can a country where even the pavement is stylish be visited on the cheap? This seemingly impossible task is can be accomplished with the help of a few handy tricks and some useful pieces of info that might not be very obvious, especially for people who don’t speak French. So if you feel that our budget is not really up for a trip to France, then maybe after read... [ read more ]

A budget guide to Lyon

A budget guide to Lyon

There's much that can be said about Lyon: third largest city in France, gastronomic and historical center, the birthplace of the cinema. And most importantly, Lyon is a great, if sometimes overlooked destination which can be visited on a budget more easily than Paris, for example. If you want to experience big-city life in France for little money, Lyon is probably one of your best bets. So if you're prepared to see as much of this beautiful city as your time allows you, here's a budget guide to ... [ read more ]

Budget chateaus in France

Budget chateaus in France

Renting a small vacation house when you're visiting France, or even better, staying in a charming bed and breakfast, is the best kind of accommodation you can find in the country. And while enjoying the bourgeois chic of regular hotels is definitely one experience you shouldn't miss, advancing to the next level of luxury is not a bad idea either. Even more so if you stay at a genuine French chateau! If you're on a budget, don't worry, staying at a chateau is more affordable than you might th... [ read more ]