Valentines may be over, but for many guys paired up with a girlfriend this coming summer may consider a big trip…to Paris. Not just for Paris whiskey and cigar scene gentleman, but for all the city has to offer
Many guys have the task of booking the trip. One of my friends recently asked me how he can surprise his soon to be wife with a honeymoon to Paris. Of course, many women dream of being taken to the city of lights by someone they love. If a man can pull this off the right way, he can make one very happy wife. And you know what they say about having a happy wife?
Tough task, but not impossible! I say it is tough because guess what? Paris is the second most expensive city to live in, next to Singapore. There is a cost to this beautiful dream, and that cost is no joke. Especially when it is a honeymoon, definitely something you’d want to remember for a very long time, for all the right reasons.
So here it is, a basic guide for a Paris Honeymoon on a Budget. Good luck, mates!
Room for Romance
While a luxury hotel is the dream, it is not necessarily the best option, especially if you are on a budget. When it comes to trying to find the best accommodations for you and your newlywed, you want something that will be comfortable and in the right location. Try booking a vacation rental over getting an expensive hotel. Many travelers recommend that you find something fairly central in Paris, one that you can easily walk out of and come back to after a leisurely
When it comes to trying to find the best accommodations for you and your newlywed, you want something that will be comfortable and in the right location. Try booking a vacation rental (AirBNB) over an expensive hotel. Many travelers recommend that you find something fairly central in Paris, one that you can easily walk out of and come back to after a leisurely day out.
The rentals on the 5th and 6th arrondissements (zones/quarters) are a great location, but can still be a bit pricey. The trick is to do your research and read as many testimonials of each one you take an interest in.
Delay the Honeymoon, Perhaps?
If your wife to be can manage to wait longer instead of having the honeymoon right after your summer wedding, try to book the honeymoon during the low season. The city of lights is beautiful all year round. While it is tempting to sweep her off her feet, a comfortable trip down the road will be better than one poorly planned and cutting corners. Also, while the weather is beautiful and warm, you need to remember that Summer and Spring
Also, while the weather is beautiful and warm, you need to remember that summer and spring also is the time that Paris is visited most. Booking a few months ahead can also save you money on flights.
Don’t be afraid to wing it.
While many couples fall into the assumption that trip packages are better, this is not always the case. Despite being known for extravagance, Paris has many free attractions that you can see without breaking the bank. Museums and architectural wonders are mostly free to see, and there are many events annually that you and your loved one can attend. On top of that, by booking a personalized itinerary that puts to mind her interests, you get major brownie points.
When you are on a mission to impress your sweetheart, remember that putting a bit of research and preparation can make a Paris honeymoon not just possible, but extraordinary.