10 tips for backpacking in France
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France has lots to offer. Whether you're into sightseeing, skiing or beach time, the French have a pretty good mix of it all. Many backpackers flock to Paris and the French capital certainly doesn't disappoint. However, getting around capital cities is never easy. We've compiled a few hints, tips and tricks for making the most of your time in Paris. 1. The Bastille Day fireworks display is an amazing experience. An orchestra plays along to the fireworks which are released from and around the Eiffel Tower. Take a picnic and enjoy the view from the surrounding parks. 2. Take your time! It might be tempting to rush around the city to ensure to see everything and it is very easy to be drawn into the hectic pace of the city, but it is much more enjoyable at a relaxed pace. 3. Try the Parisian bakeries and patisseries. They're a cost effective and delicious place to have a bite to eat. 4. Use Airbnb or Couchsurfing to get a cheap (or even free) stay in the city. Hotels and hostels are expensive in Paris and using these sites will help your travel budget stretch further.
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