Why It’s Bet­ter To Catch The Train

Mini-breaks to the City of Light needn’t break the bank, as Deputy Fash­ion News Edi­tor Han­nah dis­cov­ered… We trav­elled on the Eurostar to Paris to score loads of ex­tras…

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You’re prob­a­bly ques­tion­ing my orig­i­nal­ity right about now. What more could be said about a few days in the French cap­i­tal? Well, stay with me, be­cause with much or­gan­i­sa­tion and for­ward plan­ning, I un­earthed a whole new world in which a trip to gay Paris didn’t leave me bankrupt. Firstly, es­chew hotels and in­stead hunt down an Airbnb within your bud­get. There’s a vast range on of­fer, from cute city hide­aways to sprawl­ing apart­ments right by the river, so you can choose how much (or in my case, how lit­tle) you spend. Our Parisian bolt-hole was a charm­ing lit­tle flat in Le Marais, the vi­brant area that spans both the 3rd and 4th ar­rondisse­ments. With ev­ery­thing in walk­ing dis­tance, we spent our days am­bling along the Seine, gaw­ping at Notre-dame, lunch­ing in un­pre­ten­tious street-side cafes and brows­ing the vin­tage stores and pop-ups by the apart­ment. By night, we en­joyed tra­di­tional French fare at bar­gain prices by seek­ing out the lo­cal places rather than the tourist traps. The best bit? Feel­ing like a bona fide Parisian, which is price­less.

See the sights with­out wip­ing out your wal­let

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