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2 Days, 1 City, $100: Paris

We got so much love for our first “2 Days, 1 City, $100” feature (London, remember?!) that we’ve decided to follow it up with a little inexpensive jaunt to another one of our favorite cities: Paris. To this end, we’ve enlisted Lisa Czarina, an ex-pat (New Yorker) of several years who’s been chronicling her trials and tribulations (yah, life is sooo hard) in Paris via her addictive blog, Ella Coquine. She also writes for Girl’s Guide to Paris and My French Life.  Without further ado, here she is: 

Discount prices and cheap eats aren’t exactly what come to mind when you think of Paris. Being a city that takes pride in its fine cuisine, haute couture and pricey pastries, it’s hard to imagine that there’s a real urban underbelly for normal folks who don’t exist in the Sex and the City finale. Living here for years on a tight budget has required me to get creative with my funds. 

What I’ve learned in these three years scraping centimes is that being broke in Paris can actually be a lot of fun! Who knew?

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Jun 08, 2013 - 10:41 AM

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