Yet while prices in Paris are going through the toit, travelling to the French capital has never been better value. My bus trip from London to Paris and back cost pounds 29; if I had splashed out on a flight, I could have paid as little as pounds 62 return. To boost bookings to the French capital, Air France Holidays has been offering inclusive weekends for the astonishing price of pounds 99 - all of which have been snapped up by bargain-hungry Brits. The problem, as Liz Murray discovered (opposite), is that you can easily spend as much again when you get there. So this guide to budget Paris shows you how to enjoy the city without risking bankruptcy.