21 Comments

  1. Penelope Silvers
    December 27, 2017 @ 4:20 am

    Your article and pictures have whet my appetite for visiting France. Lovely country. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Johanna Galyen
    December 27, 2017 @ 4:03 pm

    Great tips, gorgeous pictures, and now I really want to visit France! I never really thought about looking at B&B style accommodations versus hotels, but now I know. Thanks

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    • dankiteski
      December 28, 2017 @ 12:58 pm

      Thank you for your comment, Johanna. I’m glad I woke up the travel bug in you 😀

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  3. Lisa
    November 15, 2018 @ 6:26 pm

    Ah I love France mainly because the wine is really cheaper than water, and very good too, even the table wine! I agree that its cheap to eat in France. The boulangeries are wonderful, and with so much good quality produce too. I’ve not heard of the logis before, but will check it out the next time I’m back.

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    • dankiteski
      November 16, 2018 @ 11:04 am

      Indeed it is, Lisa 🙂 Thanks for commenting

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  4. Amanda
    November 15, 2018 @ 7:21 pm

    I have been eyeballing France for a while and just kept putting it off due to price, but these are some great tips that I didn’t even think of. The most interesting to be was the Bienvenue à la Ferme program, which I relate to a WorkAway I suppose. It sounds like an awesome way to meet people, stay for cheap, and eat for cheap too! Also, I’m really loving the fact that wine is cheaper than water heheh.

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    • dankiteski
      November 16, 2018 @ 11:04 am

      Thank you, Amanda! There sure are ways to explore France on a budget and I’m glad you found some useful tips here

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  5. blair villanueva
    November 16, 2018 @ 9:39 am

    Thanks for sharing this budget-friendly guide to France. Many think that going to France is an expensive choice but if we choose to get low-key then there are many choices. The Bienvenue à la Ferme program is something I want to experience! I wish that my country would also promote this kind of concept.

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    • dankiteski
      November 16, 2018 @ 11:11 am

      Thank you, Blair. There sure are some budget tips for planning a trip to Frane and I’m glad you could get some useful information from this article.

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  6. emman damian
    November 16, 2018 @ 10:10 am

    I usually stay at my friends or use Couhsurfing whenever I travel. I’m so interested with bienvenue-a-la-ferme as you can stay at a farm! It also gives you a chance to get your own ingredients and cook it. I have always loved France especially Paris but I haven’t tried being so thrifty on this country. This is a good travel article for those with limited budget.

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    • dankiteski
      November 16, 2018 @ 11:13 am

      Thank you, Emman. The bienvenue-a-la-ferme is certainly an interesting option that helps you not only to save money and eat fresh organic, food but also learn a lot about the culture in the French countryside.

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  7. Krasen Jelyazkov
    November 16, 2018 @ 2:05 pm

    I am a fan of budget traveling too. Actually, traveling cheap can not only save your money, but it has some benefits that luxury travel lack. For example- using AirBnB or Couchsurfing can allow you to meet new friends, and to understand better the local culture. If I have to spend more money- only for destinations and routes. Never for hotels or luxury restaurants. And when I go to France in the future, I will try to apply your tips. Thank you for sharing! 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      November 17, 2018 @ 9:49 pm

      Thank you, Krasen- I’m glad to hear you found some useful tips in this article.

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  8. Sinjana Ghosh
    November 17, 2018 @ 9:56 am

    There are so many amazing places in France beyond Paris. the landscape is so beautiful with mountains , grasslands, sea and great architecture. I completely agree with you on using public transport passes. It helped me a lot on my Europe trip. Thanks for the tips on cheap dining too!

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    • dankiteski
      November 17, 2018 @ 9:50 pm

      Thanks, Sinjana – I’m glad to hear you liked the article

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  9. Aryane
    November 17, 2018 @ 1:16 pm

    Wow I didn’t know about the train pass! I will definitely check it out since I would love to visit the Provence as well as Normandie, which are in totally opposite directions. The only thing that I find a bit worrying is that the French love to strike. The last time I was in Paris the SNCF was on strike, complicated things for so many travelers!
    Other than that, I love how you showed people that it’s possible and even easy to travel to expensive destinations on a budget. We did a lot of picnics while in France, with cheap but delicious baguettes and wine 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      November 19, 2018 @ 11:17 am

      Thanks for commenting, Aryane! In that case, the train pass will definitely be the way to go for you! Indeed, strikes in France are not uncommon. I remember once I visited Marseille, the city’s public cleaning company was on a strike and the city was filled with garbage. These things do happen unfortunately but I hope it doesn’t happen when you decide to visit.

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  10. Medha Verma
    November 18, 2018 @ 3:35 pm

    With expensive countries like France, it’s always good to know the tricks to save money. Getting a 2 or 3-day sightseeing pass is one of those things I do whenever I travel to any country. Also, France, as you mention, has a very well developed public transportation system such as buses and trains which definitely helps in cutting the budget. Also, the boulangeries and pattisieries are the best places to pick up delicious looking, fresh bread that isn’t expensive either!

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    • dankiteski
      November 19, 2018 @ 11:19 am

      Definitely, Medha! Thank you for your comment 🙂

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  11. MEENAKSHI J
    November 18, 2018 @ 5:30 pm

    These are some wonderful tips for first timers and travellers to France. Prix fixe menu sounds like the Thalis of India, Dan! I am sure you must have indulged in one on your numerous trips to India. buying passes and going for picnics are indeed great ideas to save money.But, as a traveller, I would like to pamper myself and indulge in some good food at an affordable resto. Overall, a very informative and useful article as usual from you 🙂

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    • dankiteski
      November 19, 2018 @ 11:22 am

      Indeed I have, Meenakshi- I’m a big fan of thalis 😀 indeed there are many was to travel France on a budget while not breaking the bank. That’s why I wrote this article and I’m glad you could get some useful tips out of it

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