Paris at a discount

19th August 2005, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, Aug 19 (AFP) - Paris authorities have launched a 'passport' for tourists that offers a range of discounts for dining, shopping and sightseeing -- but unfortunately not for the top attractions of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.

PARIS, Aug 19 (AFP) - Paris authorities have launched a 'passport' for tourists that offers a range of discounts for dining, shopping and sightseeing -- but unfortunately not for the top attractions of the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre.

The Paris City Passport, valid for a calendar year, promises EUR 300 euros (US $370) in reductions and costs EUR 5 for its 48 pages of bilingual coupons, information and a map.

Example discounts include 10 to 50 percent off some of the lesser-known city museums, a glass of champagne if you spend over EUR 50 at the Galeries Lafayette department store, and a free second entry into top nightclubs such as the Queen or the Batofar.

Coupons also knock 25 percent off the ticket price for the Air France shuttle buses between the capital and its airports and a smaller amount off France Telecom telephone cards.

The website selling the booklet (en.parisinfo.com) says, however, that tourists hoping for a cut-rate peek at the Mona Lisa in the Louvre or a cheap ride up the Eiffel Tower will be disappointed.

"The approach with this passport is to present you with an offering of places to discover after having spent a few hours in these better-known destinations," it says.

Copyright AFP

Subject: French news, Paris, tourists, passport, Eiffel Tower

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