A Budget Traveler’s Guide to France: How to Save Money and Have Fun
I stopped in San Antonio, Texas on a recent journey throughout the south of Texas. I had some great tasting BBQ with a fellow travel buddy of mine named Matt, who owns a Texas garage door repair business where he shares tips about garage doors. While hanging with him, he shares with me that he loves to travel to Europe with his family and that France is a beautiful country, and it’s no wonder why so many people plan to visit. But with its high prices, it can be easy for your budget to get away from you. To make sure that your trip to France is enjoyable without breaking the bank, here are some great tips for budget travelers:
Take Advantage of Public Transportation
Using public transportation saves money on car rentals, and it’s also a great way to explore the cities and countryside without worrying about parking or getting lost. With its extensive network of trains, buses, and trams across France, you can quickly get around without spending too much money.
Stay in Hostels or Low-Cost Hotels
Hostels are an excellent option for budget travelers as they offer comfortable beds and private bathrooms at much lower rates than traditional hotels. Alternatively, you can look for low-cost hotels and motel chains that provide reasonably priced amenities.
Avoid Eating Out Too Often
Eating in restaurants can be expensive in France, so limiting restaurant visits is best. Instead, buy food from grocery stores or local markets to get fresh produce at much lower prices. You can also save money by packing a lunch when sightseeing or taking day trips out of the city.
Follow the Deals
Check for deals and discounts to get the most bang for your buck. Many museums and attractions offer discounted rates or free admission days, so plan your itinerary around these offers.
Enjoy the Free Activities
Exploring the sights and sounds of France doesn’t have to cost you any money. You can enjoy plenty of free activities, including parks, beaches, local markets, outdoor cafes, and more. Be creative in planning your days, and you’ll find countless things to do without spending a dime.
By following these budget travel tips, you can ensure that your trip to France won’t break the bank. From taking advantage of public transportation to finding great deals, you’ll be able to explore the country without spending too much money. Have a wonderful time in France.…