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By Traveller June 26, 2017
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paris tips

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By Nana Traveller June 26, 2017

I go to Paris but don't want to waste much money on transport and food. Any suggestions for transport or cheap food?

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For transports, I would recommend you to buy a weekly travel pass. They are called "Navigo". It will cost you 22,15€ for a week and you will have _unlimited_ travel within all ZONES. (A single-use ticket cost 1,90€ and a "Carnet" of 10 cost 14,50€ and 10 tickets are very quickly used.)
So this is by far your best way to save money if you plan to take public transports to go around.
More here:
https://www.ratp.fr/en/titres-et-tarifs/navigo-monthly-and-weekly-travel-passes

For food,
There are very good, "cheap", restaurants that are not part of chains ( I disagree, don't visit Hippopotamus or Bistro Romain they are tourists traps and actually not cheap).
Your best bet is to find small cafés, bistros, and eat the "meal of the day". Try to avoid restaurants in touristic areas. And look for more out of way places.
Or if you really want cheap food, there are lots of good and clean Chinese "Traiteur" or buy some grocery from the local store!

hope this helps!
Local June 26, 2017
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To chose a restaurant, check the menu. If there's only a few dishes it should be fresh. If they propose dozen of dishes, you'll probably get frozen food.
Hi Nana. Buy 10 metro tickets and you get 30% discount.
For the food, well people usually visit Paris especially for the food, so if your choice is to miss one of the best food on the planet, visit either Hippopotamus or Bistro Romain ( both have many locations in Paris).
Also fauburg saint Denis street offer very cheap food options ( many indian, turkish, greek, morocco options)
Local June 26, 2017
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Check this article for useful tips: https://tripplannera.com/blog/paris-tips-facts-secret-things/
Or look in the tripadvisor for cheap food recommendations: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Travel-g187147-s504/Paris:France:Cheap.Eats.html
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