Cheap hotels and transportation in Paris - travel tips and info

Travel tips and useful information about your trip in Paris, cheap hotels and transportation in Paris, France

]The Eiffel Tower in Paris  

Today at our consumer blog I am going to share some useful travel tips for better travel experience during your stay in Paris - one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. We are going to talk about cheap hotels and some good points of interest as well as other info that may save you valuable time and money.
First of all I have to mention that I have been in Paris couple of times so far. It is a great city, plenty to see there - many architectural and historical places, modern art galleries, restaurants and food chains, shops and many many other interesting spots. 
I am not going to mention each single place you should visit because  I am pretty much you are familiar with places like the  Louvre, the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe or the Notre Dame cathedral. You shell dig and find your favorite places in the net or just go there and take a look at everything (in case you can stay longer).

Paris 1001 photos

Last year I came upon a very interesting book called Paris 1001 photos which basically shows most of the interesting places in Paris with short descriptions. It is very handy because with you can pick the places you would like to see most and don't waste any time. There was one small drawback with this book though, it was in French and I myself am not very good with this language. 
This brings me to one of the major issues with travelling in France, local people usually speak only French and it is quite rare to see a sign or anything else written in English. Honestly it gets quite annoying when the stuff at the airport or in the hotel knows just a few words in English, Paris and France in whole are one of the most popular destinations in the world after all.

The Eiffel Tower

Louvre Museum, Paris

Cheap Hotels - Paris

As for the cheap hotels I have stayed in couple of these and frankly they are not so good or at least not as good as these in Germany lets say. There are many hotels in Paris and most of them are quite expensive but you can find plenty of affordable ones as well. These on the other hand usually have some problems, from tiny dark rooms to no hot water and bad communication, you can find it all in the cheap Paris hotels. 
The main reason for the uncomfortable accommodation in most hotels there is probably the architectural heritage that is kept strictly in one of the biggest and oldest cities in Europe. It is very possible to find yourself in a 100 year old building which was preserved in time and will give you the impression of going back in time with some 50-100 years.

Taxi and Public Transport

The good news is that transport connections in Paris are very well arranged. Bus and metro cover the area of the city but you can also electric bike  from some of the charging stations around the city. A trip with a small boat on Seine river is a very desirable way of transportation in the warm spring and summer days. I also had to take a taxi couple of times and I have to admit the prices in Paris are not that high in case you miss most of the traffic jams which are something common for Paris. A mid-range course in town will probably cost you somewhere around 15-25 Euros.

Paris has a well-developed transportation system, making it easy for both locals and tourists to navigate the city. Here are some options for transportation in Paris:
  1. Metro: Paris has an extensive metro system with 16 lines and over 300 stations. The metro runs from early morning until late at night, and trains run frequently.
  2. Bus: Paris has an extensive bus network, with over 350 bus routes. Buses are a good option for getting around Paris if you want to see the city while you travel.
  3. RER: RER is a regional express train that connects Paris with the suburbs. It's a good option for getting to places like Disneyland Paris or Versailles.
  4. Taxis: Taxis are readily available in Paris, and you can either hail them on the street or find them at taxi ranks around the city. However, they can be quite expensive.
  5. Vélib': Vélib' is a bike-sharing service in Paris, which has over 14,000 bikes and 1,200 stations around the city. It's a great way to see the city and get some exercise at the same time.
  6. Uber: Uber is available in Paris, and it's a good option if you want to avoid the language barrier with taxi drivers.
  7. Walking: Paris is a very walkable city, and walking is a great way to see the city's beautiful architecture and hidden corners.
  8. Electric Scooters: You can also rent electric scooters in Paris from providers like Lime or Bird.
Note: Paris has a single ticketing system called the "Navigo" pass, which allows you to use all forms of public transport with one ticket.
Arc de Triomphe Paris
Arc de Triomphe

Champs-Élysées boulevard
Boulevard Champs-Élysées

Another interesting way of transportation is taking a rickshaw from Champs-Élysées, the most popular street in the world.

City of  Paris in 4k - video
All in all one can have a very nice stay in Paris as long as there is good preparation for the trip. Paris is a big city and in order to stay comfortable in such location you need to do small research and go there prepared. That will guarantee you an unforgettable experience from Paris, the city of lights and love (they say).

Sky in Paris
Paris sky

Wish you all the best and enjoy your trip! For more interesting travel info and location you can check SVEYO Places, one of the best developing travel blogs.

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