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Finding Cheap Hotels in Paris

January 13th, 2009 by paris

When traveling to the City of Lights, there is so much to see and do that staying within your budget is most traveler’s number one concern. Paris is not only one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but one of the most expensive as well. With amazing tourist attractions, fine dining, and shopping unlike anywhere else in the world, looking for cheap hotels in Paris can help you save some of your vacation dollars to spend on these other areas.

There are a variety of methods of locating cheap hotels in Paris. The Internet has thousands and thousands of resources at your disposal. Big name, discount travel websites, like Travelsupermarket.com, Expedia.com and Hotels.com, can show you dozens of lodging options in Paris, at a variety of price points. In addition to these more well known sites, there are hundreds of small websites with listings for cheap hotels in Paris. Even private bed and breakfast type establishments often have their own website. A little Internet surfing beyond the first page of your search results can often yield some really great bargains!

Also remember, seasonal prices can vary greatly. If your travel dates are flexible, try traveling just before or after the busy season, to save the most money possible, and still get the most from your travel experience. Off season travel can offer other benefits in addition to reduced lodging prices. From sale merchandise in shops, to less crowded restaurants, to shorter lines for tourist attractions, traveling off season can make a good vacation an amazing one! In addition, keep in mind, the best bargained hotels are often found just on the outskirts of the city. You may need a bus or a Métro ride to get to the heart of Paris, but with this mode of transportation so inexpensive, you’ll still be saving your Euros. With a little research and a little flexibility, you’re certain to find the perfect hotel, for your Paris vacation, at exactly the price you need!

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