If you are a newcomer to Paris, there are two things that you will need to know right from the start: Paris is surprisingly a very affordable city to visit and the Parisians are not as rude as many other people would have you believe.
Where to stay in Paris? If you conduct enough research ahead of time, you may be able to stay in an enchanting part of the city, without having to worry about breaking the bank in order to do it.
Paris is divided into 20 different neighborhoods, also known as arrondissements, and they are arranged around the heart of the city in a fascinating way. These neighborhoods spiral around Paris, while standing right in the heart of the city.
Regardless of where you want to spend your time in Paris, you will find a mixture of charm and posh pretty much anywhere you go in France. However, two of the best places to stay while in France will leave you absolutely breathless during your visit.
The Left Bank
The Left Bank is in a part of the city of Paris where a younger crowd tends to hang around the most. This is generally one of the most inexpensive places that you can stay while visiting Paris. It is also popular for its fun nightlife. If you want to enjoy Paris in the thrill of the night, you will certainly love this area. Most of the businesses in this area are open late and you will find no shortage of partiers hanging around until the wee hours of the morning.
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Montparnasse and Alesia
If you want to be away from the craziness of the heart of Paris, then the best place for you to stay is within Montparnasse and Alesia. This area may be away from the bustle of Paris itself, but it is nowhere near the countryside where there may not be a lot to do.
This area is located near the northern border of Paris and is home to many of the best restaurants in France today. If you are looking for better deals on hotels and other places to stay, this area certainly delivers. In this area of Paris not only will you find very affordable places to stay, but also you will revel in the quietness that this area has to offer.
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There are many places to stay within Paris that are very affordable. Places such as the Left Bank and Montparnasse are just a few of the dozens of places that you can stay without worrying about going broke in order to do it.