Among the many things Paris is known for, affordability is not usually one of them. But you can save on sightseeing by planning a few major attractions and activities in advance. Here are our tips for pinching your pennies in the French capital.
Book a Super Saver.
Super Savers combine two bestselling activities into one tour at a discounted price, giving you a convenient way to enjoy top Paris experiences such as exploring the Louvre, visiting Notre-Dame Cathedral, or taking a Montmartre walking tour.
Take a hop-on hop-off tour to save on transportation costs.
Paris is a walkable city, but some attractions are spread out, such as the Eiffel Tower, the Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and the Père-Lachaise Cemetery. Instead of spending money on taxis, Ubers, and the Metro, book a hop-on hop-off tour for transportation across the city at one price, plus the benefit of onboard commentary to learn about Paris' attractions as you go.
Enjoy two must-do activities at one price with a combo tour.
Visiting the Eiffel Tower and taking a cruise on the Seine River are two of the most popular things to do in Paris, making them the perfect combo tour activities. With the Eiffel Tower's location on the Left Bank of the Seine, it's easy to hop on a riverboat after your tower visit for a relaxing way to spot waterfront sights like Notre-Dame Cathedral.
Choose a tour that includes lunch or food tastings.
If you're going to visit the Eiffel Tower or take a ride along the Seine anyway, opt for a tour that includes lunch to save on meal expenses later. And instead of a booking a regular walking tour, choose one that includes food tastings, which often come with enough items to fill you up.
Buy an attractions pass.
Ticket packages such as the Paris Pass provide admission to a number of city attractions, in addition to use of the Metro for a certain number of days, giving you a discounted way to do some sightseeing around Paris at your own pace.