Tuesday, July 7, 2015

DIY Paris 4D/3N Itinerary and Budget for less than 500 Euros





Top 5 Places to See in Paris
1.       Eiffel Tower- advise you to have a picnic by the tower and see the lights at night
2.       Sacre Coeur- see the whole view of Paris
3.       Louvre Museum- See it at night from 5pm onwards. 
4.       Versailles- This place is outside Paris but is only a 45 minute train ride. It’s a must visit place since you will see one of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Also learn more about France’s History.
5.       Notre Dame- See the historical church.
Paris Accommodation
Try to  Rent an Apartment/ Hotel which is in the Champs Elysees; Tuileries; Passy;  Chatelet  and St. Germain Area. These are walking distance from most famous landmarks in Paris.

Paris Night Life 
Best Option- Buy Wine and Chips at the grocery and have a picnic while  seeing the Eiffel Tower at night. 
Bastille- where young professional’s usually hangout                                     
Gambetta- Home of pubs and affordable drinks   
Marais- famous hotspots for the gay and lesbian community  
Champs Elysees- Most tourist’s hangout here                         
Montmatre- The Red Light District. Home of the Famous Moulin Rouge     
 Paris has a lot of crazy and hip bars. I advise you to pre-game at your apartment. Since most serve alcoholic beverages at expensive prices.

Paris Shopping Guide
Paris is where you can find the cheapest designer bags in the world. I’ve seen the prices and it is cheaper by 30,000 PHp compared to the ones sold in Philippines or even Hongkong.
I am not a fan of these designer bags but I am of Long Champ.
The cheapest Long Champ I found was at the Airport. I bought a limited edition  middle size Le Pliage  and it was only 58 Euros which is already tax free. Buy it at the airport so that you would not be hassled by looking for it all over Paris instead of just seeing Paris.

Paris Travel Tips
-When arriving in Paris by Train or Plane go first to the Tourist Information Centre where you can get a free city map.
-Debit Cards are usually accepted in all over Europe. You must first remember to call your bank and get your International Pin before you leave. 
-Buy a no line ticket at the Louvre in advance.  
-Rent an Apartment/ Hotel which is in the Champs Elysees; Tuileries; Passy;  Chatelet  and St. Germain Area. These are walking distance from most famous landmarks in Paris.
-Read and research all about the History of these Places you want to go to in advance, so that you wouldn’t have to pay for the entrance fee and guided tours anymore.
-For every tourist attraction you go to, Just walk pass by it and quickly get a photo infront of the monument. Don't stress yourself in entering the monument itself. Tourist lines are so slow and some of the entrance fees are very expensive. 
 
-Have a big breakfast so that you will have energy for your big day.
-Do some stretching before walking & wear comfortable shoes.
-Buy a 1 day unlimited train  pass
-Always bring a photocopy of your passport and Schengen visa in case of emergency.
-Be careful of your belongings since there are a lot of pickpockets  in the famous landmarks. 
- Beware of the Gypsies.
-Buy some snacks and wine at a nearby grocery store for your picnic
-If you’re tired of walking take the train or get a hop on hop off tour.
- Bring a small bottle of water 
- Always bring a city map and the address of your Hotel/ Apartment in Case you get lost.
-If you only have 2 days in Paris, you don’t have to go inside every tourist spot, because it is very time consuming
- If you want to go shopping, just buy it at the Airport to save time and not anymore line up for your tax refund.
-Some Museums & Churches have a dress code; you must wear proper attire.
-Just sit down at a corner, enjoy the view or you can also do some people watching.
- GET LOST, EAT MORE, WALK ,and  EXPLORE ALWAYS 



Paris Itinerary and Budget
Day 1

In EUROS

Round trip Train Ticket Geneva to Paris
    167

Apartment (E150 per night x 3 Nights / 6 Pax)  
     75
14:30
Depart Geneva

17:49
Arrive Paris

18:00
Taxi To Apartment  (50/ 4pax)
     12.50
19:00
Dinner
     20
Day 2


8:00
Breakfast
       5
8:30
Walking Tour of Paris
Free

Unlimited Train Pass 1 Day
    30
9:00
Norte Dame

9:30
Tuilleries Garden

10:00
Place De La Concorde

11:00
Grand Palais

12:00
Lunch

13:00
Alexander Bridge

14:00
Sacre Coure

15:00
Moulin Rouge

17:00
Eiffel Tower
Buy Wine and have a picnic while seeing the Parisian Lights
    
    20
Day 3


8:00
Breakfast

8:30
Leave Paris  Train to Versailles
      7
9:30
Arrive Versailles

12:00
Lunch at Versailles
    20
15:30
Leave Versailles Train to Paris
      7
16:30
Arrive Paris

17:00
Night at the Louvre Museum
    12
21:00
Dinner
    50
23:00
Clubbin’ Night life in Paris
    40
Day 4


10:00
Breakfast
      5
10:30
Shopping at Galleries Lafayette

12:00
Leave Apartment

12:15
Lunch
   15
12:50
Leave Paris

15:30
Arrive Geneva


Total Cost Train Ticket, Apartment, Tour, Food
  485

1 comment:

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