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Tips to save money while traveling in Paris: Part 1

Paris – the city of light always makes people love at first sight. However, it is also break the tourists’ banks because of a variety of attractive restaurants, bars as well as impressive destinations. To save money when traveling to this beautiful city, you could follow some useful tips below.

1Visit the Louvre for free

Sunset At The Louvre Museum

On the first Sunday of every month between October and March, the famous Louvre museum will be free for all visitors. In addition, to avoid the long lines waiting for tickets, you can enter the museum through the Carrousel du Louvre to get free tickets right in the ticket counter.

The Louvre

Another choice to solve this issue is getting a Paris Museum Pass. With this card, you do not have to stand in lines.

2Save money when visiting the Musée d'Orsay

Musée d'Orsay

Admission to the museum is only around €8.50 after 4:30 pm (except on Thursdays because the tickets are reduced to this price from 6 pm to 21:45 pm). Of course, you can also enter this attractive destination free on the first Sunday of the month.

3Purchase Paris Museum Pass

There are dozens of enjoyable museums and destinations in Paris worth seeing but prices of the tickets can take you large expenses. In this case, a Paris Museum Pass will be the best solution.


The card will give you the chance to get free or discounted admission to up to 60 museums and monuments around the French capital.

Paris Museum Pass

Especially, you could skip the long ticket lines. To buy this great card, you need to pay €42 for 2 days, €56 for 4 days and €69 for 6 days.

4Have the first Sunday of the month in your schedule


As mentioned above, almost museums in Paris offer free admission to the visitors on the first Sunday of each month. Nevertheless, it is not surprised that huge crowds of people will flock to these places at this time.

5Use public transportation

RA-96021 . Ilyushin Il-96-300PU . Russia State Transport Company . Paris - Charles de Gaulle [CDG/LFPG]

Certainly, take public transportation is always cheaper than other means of transport. To arrive in the city of light from the airport, you can choose 2 options below:

* The RER B

Subway, Paris #1

Price: €9.5

Time: 25-50 minutes depending on the destinations you want to come first in Paris. Once you are in the city, you can use the subway to get to the final destination.

* The Roissybus

Lion's City GL - RoissyBus

Price: €10

Time: about 45-60 minutes. Compared to the RER B, the bus sometimes might be more convenient since you do not need to transfer to the subway.

6Do not take a taxi

Taxi line [on Explore October 8, 2012 #472]

Instead of wasting a lot of your money on overpriced taxis, you had better make use of Paris subway system because of its extensiveness and affordable price.

7Buy a 10-pack combo of subway/bus tickets

Ticket shirts

Prices of subway and bus tickets are €1.7 each. However, you can save an amount of €3.3 if purchasing a pack of 10 tickets, which costs €13.7.

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