Watch Your Favorite Team’s Football Match from a Cafe in Paris


paris-barWith only 100 days to go until the Football (soccer) World Cup starts in South Africa, football fans everywhere are starting to make plans and decide where they’ll watch the matches. Scoring a ticket to one of the matches would be a dream come true but if that isn’t possible, how about watching your favorite team’s matches from an elegant café or interesting bar in Paris?

You can buy a France World Cup jersey to prove your love and blend in with the rest of the guys rooting for their favorite team.

You can easily plan to watch the matches in the afternoon and evenings and you’ve got the rest of the day to explore Paris. Mid-June is a nice time to visit Paris although the crowds are starting to take over the city.

Still, if you plan slight in advance you can find cheap tickets to Paris and there are plenty of low-cost carriers which have excellent deals for travel to Paris even during the high season. If you book now a RT flight between London and Paris starts at €57 (on EasyJet).

When it comes to cheap hotels in Paris , it’s not that hard to find something lovely and affordable. Expect to pay from €42 per night per room in a hotel located more than 2 km from the city center. Typically the prices stay around €60 per night but you’ll need to take the public transport to get to the main sights.

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Tips:

Book the flight in advance, but stick to at most 8 weeks before departure. Low-cost carriers might offer lower rates close to the departure date but it’s always a gamble.

Book the accommodation as soon as possible. Cheap places located close to the sights book up quickly and are popular among those who want an affordable vacation but don’t want to stay in a hostel.

Ask your friends for recommendations. Or log onto popular travel boards and ask where people have stayed before. It’s the easiest way to find a cheap place and you won’t be disappointed either.

Carry a map with you all the time. Paris is not a small city and you’ll be using the public transport quite a lot.

Although it’s tempting to party all night and forget about everything, don’t get drunk. Troubles arise when you are not aware of your surroundings. Plus, you can have fun without getting drunk, right?

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