Sick of the Eiffel Tower and of the Sacre-Coeur? Would you like to visit an authentic Paris with less tourists ? Spiky? Spiky gives you the best tips to make the most of your time and money during your week-end in Paris!
To go to Paris at lower cost, you can take the bus or the train. 💭 Spiky recommends Trainline to compare all travels and allows you to get lower fees than the SNCF ones! Second option: carpool - you can use Blablacar.
Concerning your accommodation during the week-end, the most advantageous options are bed and breakfasts and youth hostels.
Thanks to the website Booking, you'll be able to make the most cost-effective choice. For example, you can book a room in the F1 hotel at 🚇 Porte de Châtillon or 🚇 Porte de Saint-Ouen (less than €100/night).
💭 Spiky recommends: l'auberge internationale des jeunes (The international youth hostel)
🚇 M8 Ledru-Rollin
💰Starting from €13 per night, counting breakfast!
Book your online reservation here.
© AIJ Paris
Once you are here, Spiky has put together an itinerary which allows you to walk (almost) every time. That's why we advise you to buy single tickets whenever you need to use public transports. If your stay is longer, you can check out our article.
💰1 ticket costs €2.1. You can buy them at vending machines in metro stations. Free for children under 4. 50% discount for children under 10.
⚠️ If you take the bus, there won't be any vending machines in the bus stations. You should anticipate to buy them in the metro. You forgot? No worries, you will be able to buy them to the driver or with your phone, but it'll be €2.5.
⚠️ Paper tickets are progressively disappearing - they will be totally unusable at the end of 2023. Contactless tickets will then be available.
Does a walk by the water sounds good after a long day traveling? Go for a walk or picnic by the bassin de l'Arsenal, which is not so far from your hostel!
🚇 M1/5/8 Bastille
📌 Le Petit Carillon
How about having breakfast by the Saint-Martin canal?
🚇 Take the metro line 5 to the station Jaurès (15 minutes from Bastille!)
💰€8 breakfast until 11:30 AM (and a bit later on the week-ends…)
💰If you're not so hungry, the coffee costs €2
Head up towards Place du Colonel Fabien and then Avenue Mathurin Moreau - you're in front of the 📌 Buttes-Chaumont park, where you can take a stroll!
🚇 M7bis Bolivar
For lunch, you head towards Belleville neighborhood, and stop at 📌 WenZhou.
💰Classic meal from there: the €1.3 grilled pork brioche, but there are plenty of meals for under €15.
🥬 Plenty vegetarian meals!
🚇 M2 Belleville
In order to digest, Spiky recommends to sit at the 📌 Belvédère de Belleville which is a little higher up to the restaurant. There you will be able to enjoy a stunning vantage point on all of Paris…
🚇 M2 Belleville
© Histoires de Paris
To finish up the day, take a seat on the 📌 Relais' terrace - ensured good time!
🚇 M2 Belleville
📌 Marché d'Aligre
25-11, rue d'Aligre
🚇 M1/14 Gare de Lyon
🕒 Sunday : 7:30 AM-2:30 PM
One of Paris' most iconic (flea) markets… 3 minutes away from your hostel!
© Paris East Village
Got enough time for one last coffee? Take a seat in 📌 Pères Populaires comfortable sofas, 20 minutes away from the flea market.
🚇 M9 Buzenval