france 7 days, 2000 Euro???

Nov 24th, 2004, 06:11 AM
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france 7 days, 2000 Euro???

Will 2000 Euro be plenty to survive in France for 7 Days? We will be in Paris mostly. Two people will be on the trip
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Nov 24th, 2004, 06:21 AM
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2000 each or per person? Are you including airfare or is this just for everything while you are there- hotel, food, sightseeing? If it is the latter then yes I think you can do it. We are planning a trip next year to include Paris and Amsterdam and we are trying to allocate 2500-2700 dollars per person but I am also including our airfare. You may also want to note what kind of hotels you want to stay in, from the sounds of your budget maybe 2 or 3 stars would be best.
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Nov 24th, 2004, 06:27 AM
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This total does not include airfare, this is just spending money. This will be 2000 Euro for both, about 1000 Euro each. My main concern is whether or not this will be enought to sightsee, eat, etc.
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Nov 24th, 2004, 06:34 AM
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That would be fine for me... At over 100 Euro per person per day for meals and siteseeing. I've only been to Paris once, and much of what we did was free - like walking all over to see the monuments and sitting in the gorgeous parks, etc. Your meals will be the major expense and can easily be adapted. Sometimes keep things simple to balance out if you want to have an extravagant (expesnive) restaurant dinner other days.
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Nov 24th, 2004, 06:38 AM
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Just spending money and food?Absolutely.
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Nov 24th, 2004, 06:40 AM
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Your question is difficult to answer because people spend different amounts of money on different things. I could EASILY spend 2000 Euros in Paris alone and in three days depending on the hotel.

What I WOULD do if I were you is use your credit card for everything you possibly can (planning on paying off the balance at the end of the billing cycle, of course) RATHER than taking that much cash. You'll get a better exchange rate and you'll also get a better exchange rate if you use ATMs to get the cash you do need, too.

Have a great trip.
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Nov 24th, 2004, 08:14 AM
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Hi cc,
>$1000 ... this is just spending money.

Good Lord, yes.

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Nov 24th, 2004, 08:33 AM
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1000 euro per person for 7 days spending money or around 140 euro per person? Do you think you could survive in a US city on that amount, even New York or San Francisco, and have enough to eat and sightsee? If so, I think you can do it in Paris. I think I could do that anywhere on the planet.
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Nov 24th, 2004, 08:50 AM
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Well, I could spend 2000 euro a day if I put my mind to it, but 2000 euro for 7 days will be plenty to have a very, very good time.
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Nov 24th, 2004, 08:57 AM
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plans are to leave the money in the bank and use the atm and visa check card whenever possible. i don't want to carry around a great deal of cash. is this how i can get the best exchange rate?
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Nov 24th, 2004, 10:12 AM
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Hi crc,

>... use the atm and visa check card whenever possible. <

That is a good idea EXCEPT I suggest that you do *not* use your ATM card as if it were a charge card, it is too risky.

Have a separate CC.
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Nov 24th, 2004, 11:51 AM
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Are you still contemplating a couple of nights away from Paris? Please report back after your honeymoon, and have a great time!!
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Nov 24th, 2004, 01:18 PM
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Hell yes....any room for me ??
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Nov 24th, 2004, 01:29 PM
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crcash, I do it all the time on that kind of a budget and less. I agree with accessing your money through ATMs, but heed Ira's counsel about having a separate, credit-only card for credit card-type of purchases. Have a great trip.
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