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…
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