Most travellers chose to buy their Euros at the airport or at the bank.
Unfortunately what these people don’t know is that they’re getting extortionate
rates. Usually these involve markups of 10% + difference from the ‘actual
exchange rate.’ What does this mean? You could end up paying £50 on every £500 you purchase, ouch! In
addition, 0% commission is almost
always a myth, so although it sounds tempting, watch out!
The only thing that you can depend on is the rate!
As a starting
point, try to use a comparison site to compare euros exchange
rates & the
fairest and cheapest deals. My Travel Money help you compare live euro rates.
Eat out, in
France has a
huge variety of chic restaurants to choose from for your romantic night out,
though when making your final selection be wary of the ‘Prix Fixe Menues!’
These menus often present themselves like a deal, but in the end cost you more.
In addition, you happen to be in one of the most beautiful and romantic places
in the world. Try visiting one of the food markets and pick up some fresh
cheese and native wines for as low as €10. Find yourself one of the many beautiful parks, and have a picnic. Scenery is free, and people watching is fascinating!
You can make a substantial dent in your bank account by cabbing around
France, as their cabs rank similarly in price to London and New York. For this
reason plan ahead and get a TGV
pass and utilize the cheap and accessible trains that run throughout the
country. Rail passes give you access to over 1,400 stations across France.
They’re perfect for discovering the country and saving you a significant
Plan trips in
attractions such as museums and galleries will charge you a costly entry fee.
It’s smart to research where you plan on visiting in advance by looking at
their website. Often there are deals listed, that you would not find on the
pamphlets given to you once you’re already in France. A perfect example of this
of this are the galleries throughout France. Most galleries hold a free or
reduced entry evening that they will not advertise, but will list on their
Avoid city centres
If you are
willing to venture 10 minutes outside of the city you’re visiting, you are more likely to find accommodations for much lower prices. In addition, you’re
guaranteed a good night’s sleep.
Bonne chance! Good luck! Enjoy your dream
vacation and save while having fun.