It's romantic. It's beautiful. And wow, can it be expensive.

WalletPop's Jason Cochran talks to long-term Paris resident Margie Rynn, author of the newly published second edition of the award-winning guide book Pauline Frommer's Paris, about how a person of modest means can make a Parisian dream trip happen.

Don't make the classic mistakes of booking a room at an expensive corporate hotel or flying over on an airline that costs twice as much as you have to pay. From timing your discount shopping perfectly to finding an affordable short-stay apartment of your own to dodging the crowds at the Louvre, there's a strategy to turning your bon voyage (a "great trip") into a bon marché (a "great deal").

Click for the previous installments in this series, Go for Less: Rome and Go for Less: New York City.




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