If you need a vacation, perhaps you should consider traveling to Paris, France: one of the most romantic cities in the world. From artists to actor to culinary enthusiasts, Paris is the movable feast that no one can really seem to shake (and with good reason). There are approximately 4,000 tourist attractions and events that take place France. Additionally, there are over 8,000 museums and 45,000 registered historic monuments. This is a place that is absolutely teeming with life, culture, and history. So much, in fact, that traveling there can become a little dizzying.
To help you better plan your Paris vacation, here are some helpful hints that will not only save you money, but will ensure that you’ll have the most memorable and authentic experience possible.
Rent an Apartment
Accommodations in Paris can grow expensive rather quickly. Because of this, Paris vacation rentals and apartments are often a wise idea. Typically, you can rent a luxury apartments for the same price (or less) as an Americanized hotel. With these kinds of accommodations in Paris, you get the added benefit of authenticity of real Paris living, and added luxuries such as a kitchen and more space.
Cook Your Own Meals
Paris’ cuisine is amazing but expensive. Perhaps what’s even better than their restaurants are the quaint markets that offer fresh fish, produce, meat, bread, and cheese to hungry shoppers. That being said, feast like the Parisians for majority of your meals. Hit the markets and buy a beautiful baguette with some French butter, locally made cheese, local eggs, and some fruit. Not only is this a feast fit for royalty, but it will put your taste buds in touch with local fare like never before.
Fall in Louvre With the Attractions
Don’t be afraid to be a tourist. While you might be able to live authentically and eat authentically, remember that it’s quite alright to be a tourist in the city of love. That being said, don’t be afraid to immerse yourself in French culture as a stranger. Visit the Louvre and the Eiffel tower and try that escargot you were so scared of trying (you’ll find yourself falling in love with the buttery chewy dish!). As a tourist, you are allowing yourself to fall into adventure and to fall in love with the magic of the city that surrounds you.