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7 tips for having fun at a lower cost – Leisure/Holidays

Theme parks, restaurants, cinemas, sports, stays, hotels… All our tips for relaxing, getting away from it all and enjoying without blowing your budget.

Cinemas: a canvas at a bargain price

If you are a real movie buff, take advantage of the unlimited passes offered by the two major distribution networks: from €21.90 per month, for one person, in UGC-MK2 cinemas, and from €19.90 in those of Gaumont-Pathé, with a 12-month commitment . An unbeatable subscription if you go to the cinema more than twice a month. Buying seats in batches, of 5, 10 or 15 tickets, also lowers the unit price by around 30%. Don’t miss the highlights such as La Fête du Cinéma, usually scheduled for the end of June or the beginning of July, or Le Printemps du Cinéma, during which tickets are at reduced prices. If you’re a morning person, some rooms sell off the price of sessions before noon: it may be worth the cost of rushing in the early morning! Also pay attention to offers from Groupon, Vente Privée and Showroom Privé, which offer tickets with a reduction of up to 70% off the normal price.

Theme parks: the right plan for bundled offers

If they delight the little ones, these group outings quickly increase the bill. To take advantage of Disneyland Paris, Parc Astérix, Europa Park or the ZooParc de Beauval at a low price, take a regular look at the offers but also at and, which allow you to benefit from reductions, in particular on tickets linked to hotels, particularly interesting for those who do not live in the Paris region. Do not hesitate to ask your relatives if their works council has negotiated preferential rates, or if they can offer you holiday vouchers. Enough to lower the total bill for this moment spent all together.

Stays: nothing beats the last moment

Going out for the sun or for the weekend without (too much) heating up your credit card, that’s what tour operators offer, a few hours or a few days before departure. To make sure you don’t miss them, you should regularly visit the Lookea, Marmara, Nouvelles Frontières, Jet Tours, PromoVacances, Sélectour, or even Carrefour Voyages, Lidl Voyages, E.Leclerc Voyages sites, as well as Voyagespirates and Departdemain, including is the specialty. Their promotions can go up to 70%! A very advantageous formula, especially if you are flexible on the dates of departure and that you can leave outside school holidays, periods always more expensive.

Hotels: long live the comparators

To enjoy a dream night, travel or simply treat yourself to a break away from your daily routine, you can book a night at the hotel. At the last minute, it is always possible to benefit from reductions of up to 70%, by searching on online comparators such as Liligo, Ebookers, Kayak or Trivago. You should also know that sites like reward the loyalty of their customers: after 10 cumulative nights, one is offered. A winning formula if you are organizing a long vacation.

Museums: take advantage of free admission

Most of the major cultural institutions offer preferential rates for seniors, large families, unemployed people… Do not hesitate to ask for details when purchasing your tickets. If you come to discover the capital, be aware that the eleven museums of the city of Paris are free, including the unmissable Museum of Modern Art, Petit Palais, Museum of Romantic Life… Do not miss the days of free admission valid for all of the territory: on the first Sunday of the month, 34 national museums and monuments can be visited without paying a penny!

Restaurants: reductions on the bill

To celebrate an event or enjoy a moment alone, treat yourself to a meal at the restaurant. Website TheFork lists 60,000 establishments, easily found thanks to a geolocation system, which offer reductions of up to 50% of the amount of the bill. Another good plan: the application restaurants of the hotel schools, where you can enjoy a gourmet meal for around twenty euros per guest. They offer a chic setting, meticulous service, elaborate dishes, for a very low price!

Sports activity: no more excuses not to get started

Penalized by the health crisis, sports halls are looking to recruit new members. Most therefore display preferential rates. Preferably bet on a non-binding formula, which you can easily cancel, if you wish to unsubscribe. Note that civil servants, retirees, job seekers and employees (as well as their spouse, parents or children) of Orange groups, the health sector, and the Post Office, can benefit from preferential rates in 300 clubs, via the site. Discounts can be up to 40%. Also note: many cities have set up free outdoor sports sessions, often on Sunday mornings, supervised by sports coaches, such as in Lyon, Paris, Montreuil (93), Palaiseau (91)… so contact your municipality. Another possibility, for the most homebound, download free applications to your phone that offer exercises, such as 7 Minutes Workout, Home Exercises, Daily Yoga. There are also dedicated videos on Youtube, made by sportswomen, such as Lucile Woodward, or by coaches from the Gym Direct channel, with specific themes: special thighs, stretching, 100% abs… All you need is a mat and c ‘left !


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