- By Kevin
- On Aug 24, 2017
- Travel Tips
Paris fills up fast at peak times.If you can,avoid school holidays and weekends in spring and summer.Escape to Paris mid-week in May and you’ll have the cream of its budget-hotel crop to choose from.Reserve as far ahead as possible:the best accommodation in every price range goes quickly–the further in advance you book,the better the deal.
Museum lovers should visit the first weekend of any month when museum admission–including top sights Musée d'Orsay,Centre Pompidou,and the Louvre(October to March only)–is free.Or time your stay with a festival yielding a bonanza of freebie or reduced-price exhibitions and happenings:La Nuit Européenne des Musées(mid-May),Nuit Blanche(early October)and Journées Européennes du Patrimoine(mid-September).
Build your itinerary around any discounts you’re eligible for:EU citizens aged under 26 years enjoy free admission at national museums and monuments,including the Louvre,Musée d’Orsay,Sainte Chapelle,Musée Picasso and Musée Rodin.
For serial sightseers,a Paris Museum Pass is a money-saver.It covers admission to over 50 sights(among them,the Louvre,Musée d’Orsay,Notre Dame towers,Arc de Triomphe and Château de Versailles).Alternatively,the Paris Passlib'covers unlimited public transport in zones 1 to 3,Paris Museum Pass admission,a one-hour boat cruise along the Seine,and a one-day hop-on hop-off open-top bus sightseeing service,with an optional supplement for a skip-the-line Eiffel Tower tickets.Buy passes online or at the main branch of the Paris Convention&Visitors Bureau at 25 rue des Pyramides,1er.