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8TH ARRONDISSEMENT OF PARIS GUIDE: SPEND LESS, DO MORE

Welcome to the 8th Arrondissement of Paris:

8th-Arr-Arc-de-Triomphe-at-nightBest known for the world famous Avenue des Champs-Elysees, Paris 8th arrondisement attracts countless visitors every year to observe the romance and glamour of the area. It won’t cost you anything to navigate your way past the spectacular architecture of the Louvre, the Tuileries Garden, the Arc de Triomph and the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier or browse your way past the many upmarket boutiques and notable monuments scattered all the way down the tree lined boulevard. Also worth a visit is Parc Monceau, a public park which is unusual for its randomly situated statues and informal layout.

Paris on a budget

Looking towards the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde is the largest square in Paris and a great place to take photos or enjoy the free street entertainment which on any given day can include performers to dancers and musicians. And you don’t have to have unlimited finances to find fun things to do in the tourism headquarters of the city of love. Many museums and galleries offer free entry or for a relatively small fee so check out this list for example to find something that takes your fancy.

8th-Arr-Tuileries-Garden-in-ParisParis is known for its delicious patisseries and one of the best in the country is Laduree. Enjoy some of the rainbow coloured and delightfully indulgent macarons and then work them straight off by climbing the 284 steps of the Arc de Triomphe. If you still have the energy, consider embarking on a walking tour of the area where you will hear comprehensive historical information about the local buildings, its people while exploring the impressive surrounds. If you have additional more time, try a Secret Sites and Hidden Gems tour of the city or for something slightly more adventurous, pedal your way past the many attractions on one of the many bike tours available.

See the best of this district!

Spare your feet and indulge in a relaxing cruise on the Seine, where you can see up close some of the most famous landmarks and breathtaking architecture the in the city. There are cruises on offer which start from this arrondissement which cater to a range of groups including sightseeing trips, private charters and open top evening tours. Check the website to find the right boat ride for you.

Food and Nightlife

For something a bit unusual, head to La Cantine Russe. By day, this grand establishment is better known as the Sergei Rachmaninoff Conservatory of Paris where some of the most talented young musicians in Paris train but at night a Russian and French restaurant and cabaret opens up in the basement. There is a terraced garden open during the summer months at this kitsch ‘Russia on the Seine’ hotspot.

You’ve saved on your accommodation so treat yourself to some fine dining at one of the many fine restaurants such as Epicure in Le Bristol Hotel or rooftop restaurant, LE 39V. Afterwards, for some cheeky and memorable fun, take in a typical French cabaret show for some night time entertainment. At Crazy Horse Paris for example, there are plenty to choose from so check the website for details.

Your Cheaperthanhotels Team

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