What is the cheapest time of year to visit Paris?
The best time to visit Paris is from April to June and October to early November when the weather is mild and enjoyable and the tourist crowds are smaller than in summer. The cheapest time to visit Paris is early December, January, and February.
How can I go to Paris on a budget?
Take public transit in from Charles de Gaulle. Be careful with taxis from the airport. Don't take taxis short distances. Buy a 10 pack of Metro and bus tickets. Hold onto your Metro ticket! Don't buy your tickets on the bus. Take a Cheapo city bus tour. Consider a “Paris Visite” travel card.
What is the off season for Paris?
Paris' low season sees temperatures in the 40 and 30-degree range. It's only during November that travelers may get a glimpse of 50-degree days. Heavy – yet chic – coats are necessary this time of year. If you dare defy the chilly weather, you can save quite a few euro on your hotel and flight.
First-time travelers should try and plan around 4-5 days—ample time to enjoy some classic Parisian highlights and visit a few of the 20 arrondissements (neighborhoods).
But if you really want to enjoy yourself, I'd recommend 7 days in Paris as a good starting point, especially if it's somewhere you've been dreaming of visiting for a long time. If Paris is part of a French trip, plan on spending 4+ days in Paris if your total time in France is two weeks or more.