It’s true what they say: Paris is always a good idea. Full of glitz, glamour, and romance, there are a lot more reasons to visit this Instagram worthy destination then the clichés we’ve all come to know. From food to culture, to shopping, to music — every black girl needs to visit Paris in their lifetime. However, it’s no secret that Paris can be pricey. Which makes sense, since some of our favorite celebs can’t seem to stay away from Paris either. And while none of us are on a KimYe budget, with savvy planning and know-how, you can indulge in the city without blowing all of your rent money. To help you plan your trip, ESSENCE has compiled the ultimate “ballin’ on a budget” guide for your visit to one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Paris!