Paris, France on a Budget Trip 

Paris! Maraming gustong pumunta sa lugar na to. Well…. all I can say is, “to SEE is to believe, to BELIEVE is to see” 😜😂😎 Paris is one of the most popular destinations in Europe. There’s a lot packed into just one country artistic and architectural masterpieces, remarkable museums and natural landscapes, and a history harking back far beyond the Romans. It is also a city that can break the bank very quickly. BUT that doesn’t have to be the case because there are plenty of ways to visit the city in affordable way.

Paris is a walk-able city so you’ll want to try walking as much as possible. You may find yourself only using public transportation once or twice away. For this reason, I recommend purchasing 1 day metro pass. A day ticket is called the Ticket Mobilis which is good for unlimited rides on the Metro system during operating hours for the day it is used.


Ticket Mobilis is available in various fare zone coverage from 1-2 zones to 1-5 zones. If you’ll be traveling strictly within central Paris, zones 1 & 2 cover the entire Metro system, and a 1-2 zone Ticket Mobilis is the recommended ticket with a cost of €7.30 (390 pesos).

mapaplan.comTourists attraction map ang aking kaagapay for this trip

Many Metro stations serve multiple lines through several different train platforms within a single station. To find your way to the correct platform in the correct direction requires that you to keep a mindful eye on signs posted throughout the pedestrian tunnels. Paris has a lot of tourist coming in everyday, crowded ang Paris parang Manila lang. To beat the crowd wake up early para marami kang mapuntahan.

DCIM100GOPROGOPR0570.DCIM100GOPROGOPR0575.The Eiffel Tower is a wrought iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France. It is named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

  • Timing: Lift-9:30 am to 11:45 pm, Stairs-9:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • Lift entrance ticket (valid to 2nd floor): €9 (485pesos)
  • Lift entrance ticket to top: €15 (808 pesos)
  • Stairs entrance ticket (valid to 2nd floor): €5 – (270 pesos) “pero di ako umakyat kasi sobrang haba ng pila”

How to get here?
Line no.6, metro station “Bir-Hakeim”, Line no.9, “Trocadéro” station, Line C : Champs de Mars – Tour Eiffel station

Musée du Louvre or The Louvre Museum is the world’s largest museum and a historic monument in Paris, France. A central landmark of the city.

  • Timing: Monday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: from 9 am to 6 pm
    Wednesday, Friday: from 9 am to 9:45 pm
    Closed on Tuesdays
  • Entrance: €12, (646 pesos)
  •  From October to March: access to the permanent collections is free for all visitors on the first Sunday of each month                                                                                                                            .

How to get here?                                                                                                                                           Metro: Palais-Royal–Musée du Louvre station and Louvre Rivoli station

DCIM100GOPROGOPR0566.DCIM100GOPROGOPR0555.Arc de Triomphe is one of the most famous monuments in Paris. It stands in the centre of the Place Charles de Gaulle, at the western end of the Champs-Élysées.

  • Timing: Daily (except Wednesday): from 10am to 11pm

How to get here?                                                                                                                                      Metro: Charles de Gaulle Etoile 

 Notre-Dame de Paris, also known as Notre-Dame Cathedral or simply Notre-Dame, is a medieval Catholic cathedral on the Île de la Cité in the fourth arrondissement of Paris, France.                                                                                                             

  • Timing: 8:00 am to 6:45 pm (7:15 pm on Saturdays and Sundays)

How to get here?                                                                                                                                             Line 4 Station Cité or Saint-Michel,  Line 1, 11 Station Hôtel de Ville

IMG_8700.JPGI am lucky  enough to see this aerial view from Palais Royal Tower viewing deck, thank you Expat Explore.

private-tour-paris-city-sightseeing-and-seine-river-cruise-with-lunch-in-paris-160752.jpgAnd lucky to experience the River Cruise, thank you Expat Explore

Some snapshots while roaming around Paris.

Sa mga budget travelers here’s how much I spent for 2 days in Paris:

  • Expat Explore Quote: €110 (5788 pesos) for Paris
  • Food – €15 (794 pesos) snack and dinner (Breakfast by expat explore) “kumain ng marami sa umaga”
  • Accomodation: included in expat explore
  • Transportation:
  • Metro -1 day unlimited pass €7.30 (390 pesos)
  • Coach from Belgium to Paris by expat explore
  • River Cruise: €45(2,381 pesos) lunch included

Be vigilant and responsible of yourself. (bawal ang tanga tanga) 😜 Maraming pickpockets, scammers, and even snatchers 😂 parang pinas lang may mga tambay sa metro station, may mga pulubi din sila sa kalye at namamalimos.

Dont use phone while your in the metro station. Keep your camera inside your bag and always put your bag in front of you not in your back. Unahan mona ang mga poging magnanakaw! 😂 Take note may mga hitsura at desente ang mga kawatan sa Paris😂 as I’ve said “to see is to believe, to believe is to see”😉

Learn some local language:

  • GoodMorning -Bonjour
  • GoodArfternoon -Bon après-midi 
  • GoodEvening – Bonne soirée 
  • Thank YouMerci
  •  Please – S’il vous plaît
  •  Hello – Bonjourno
  •  I am lost! – Je suis perdu!
  •  Do you speak English? –Parlez-vous anglais?

Never Stop Learning… Stay Stoked and Inspired.


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