• Posted:Monday, February 22, 2010
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Shop till you drop in Paris
Those who have booked stays in hostels in Paris probably know that their holiday is likely to be a pricey one, particularly if the people in question are a young couple off on a nice romantic break. Chances are, the girl will drag the boy off around some Parisian boutiques - I'd expect nothing less anyway.

In order to prepare for this eventuality therefore, it could be an excellent idea to consider sating consumerist juices by booking a place on a personalised tour of Paris, letting someone who knows their way around take you to all the best places. At least this way you're less likely to get sidetracked by the multitude of stores that there are and you'll be able to limit the amount that you spend to a certain extent.

One such company that provides this service is Nuit Blanche Tours, a programme used and enjoyed by Ann Yungmeyer of the Herald Courier. She enlisted the help of Lindsey Brown on a Sunday and soon found herself whisked away to all sorts of wonderful places, such as the Bastille market, the Carousel du Louvre, the Palais Royal garden and the historic arcade Galerie Vivienne.

However, in a statement that will probably please those of you who aren't such fans of shopping, Ms Yungmeyer did say that you don't have to be a "fashion guru" in order to have fun hunting out things to buy in Paris.

"The shopping attraction can be an enticing way to whet one's appetite for discovering the city's history, culture and architecture," she remarked.

Travellers could also incorporate a taste of the silver screen into their daily activities by purchasing Paris Movie Walks by Michael Schurmann. Tips from the T-List recently recommended this as it includes popular and obscure films made in the city.

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