How To Visit the Sites in Paris On A Budget

Andre and I had an amazing time in Paris. It was like a dream! I won’t go into the details on what we did on each day, but we saw a lot! It was a very fast-paced 4 1/2 days. However, my thoughts were “If we are here, we are doing as much as we can!”

While initially planning our trip, it was overwhelming to try to figure out where to go, when it is open, and how much it costs. Plus, how were we going to get around the city without breaking the bank?! It was our first time abroad, so it was stressful to say the least.

While booking our flight and hotel on Expedia, I came across The Paris Pass! Quick insert: We got our flights and (awesome) hotel for only $1,200 per person. Yes, that sounds like a lot, but that was the price of just the airfare when looking to book it separately from Pittsburgh. Also, I am not an expert budget traveler. Yes, I am sure you can find something even cheaper, but Expedia made it easy and suggested the Pass, which helped us so much through our trip!

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We paid $200 each for a pass that included 60+ attractions and free, unlimited metro, RER, and bus rides! When I first heard of it, I was doubtful it would include the top attractions. I was  so wrong! There were only two attractions that we did that were not included, the Eiffel Tower and the Catacombs.

So what is included? We did the following, and there is so much more included. Check out their website to see!

  • Hop on-Hop off Big Bus Tour
  • Louvre Museum
  • Orsay Museum
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Pantheon
  • Sainte Chappelle
  • Les Caves du Louvre Wine Tasting
  • Bateaux Parisiens River Cruise
  • Picasso Museum
  • Orangerie Museum
  • Petit Train de Montmartre
  • The Army Museum

The Leisure Pass Group has passes for so many cities throughout the world. I look forward to purchasing a pass with them in the future! 🙂