What is the cost of 2 night in Paris? How much is it to visit one of Europe’s most beautiful cities?
My list visit to Paris was under slightly unfortunate circumstances. While Paris is an incredible city to explore on foot, what happens when you’re not so able to manoeuvre about on foot? What happens when putting any weight (and I am not light) on your left foot leaves you recoiling in agony? Quite a few plans go out the window is what happens, but that’s not to say you cannot still enjoy a couple of nights in Paris simply sitting around in its beautiful parks and street side cafes.
You most definitely can!
So in case you hadn’t already guessed, the above is exactly what happened to me at the end of June. An innocuous foot injury whilst out running one Sunday morning scuppered mine and the girlfriends plans for walking the Champs-Élysées, taking a tour of the cities Catacombs and shopping till we drop at Forum des Halles when visiting Paris for a second time … actually I’m pretty glad we didn’t get to do that last bit. A fan of shopping I am not!
What we did manage though was to scale the Effiel Tower at dusk (using the lift rather than stairs obviously), visit the Jardin d’Acclimatation and it’s mini theme park, plus indulge in all the good and tasty things that Paris has to offer in it’s many boulangeries. Warm, french baguette loaf straight from the oven anyone? Yes Please! Nom nom nom.
It might not have been a typical weekend in Paris, but it was our weekend in Paris, and we loved it, despite my limited mobility. I’m so glad I packed my overnight bag and went.
The cost of 2 nights in Paris
Now typically, Paris isn’t what you’d call an overly cheap or budget destination. It can be quite pricey in places, but I’m sure you’ll agree that for the most part it’s totally worth it. However you may wonder if I was left disappointed at having booked trains and hotels in order to explore the city, only t0 then injure myself and be prevented from doing what I had originally planned.
My previous visit to Paris had seen my running all over the place with girlfriend in tow, enjoying cocktails in secret prohibition bars, riding segways along La Seine via La Louvre, and exploring the quaint and cobbled streets of Montmartre. Obviously this time round it was a little frustrating, but at the same time I cannot say I feel short changed by my second Parisian experience in any way. In fact I had a great time exploring the city at a slower pace, and the gf said she did too .. probably because she got a bit more of a lie-in in the mornings.
Anyway, you’re most likely here to find out, as per the title of this, what 2 nights in Paris cost, so here are those costs using the rates below.
*Rates of US$ and€ against the £ correct as of 16 July 2015