• Posted:Tuesday, January 12, 2010
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Gad about Paris on the cheap

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Gad about Paris on the cheap
If you've got no money (because you spent it all on your flight to and on your hostel in Paris) then this is surely the blog post for you, as I've stumbled across a good way of saving money while travelling around the city.

Daniel Hurst of the Brisbane Times has put me onto this little tit-bit of information and I'm sure that it will be of some assistance to those about to head off on their journeys to Paris. According to the journalist, there's a magical invention called the Paris Visite travel card and this little baby will allow those who buy it to make use of unlimited travel for a period of between one and five days.

Apparently, it costs €8.80 (£7.89) and means that, for those in Paris, public transport is as free as a bird if you stay within three zones. Excellent tidings, I say! And I give my thanks unreservedly to Daniel Hurst, without whom I would probably end up forking out hundreds of dollars on bus fare while touring Paris trying to fit in as many museums and other sights that I've crammed onto my travel agenda as possible. What a hero!

Also, don't forget to invest in the Paris Pass as this will be able to save you quite a bit of cash - and will let you jump ahead a few queues into the bargain. With it, you get a free guidebook in one of three different languages and free access to attractions like the Musee Grevin, the Tour Montparnasse and even a river cruise down the Seine.

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