If ever there was a right of passage, it’s being a bridesmaid, or even the maid of honour, to your best friend.
While it’s the perfect way to showcase your incredible friendship, being a bridesmaid comes with responsibilities. The main responsibility being, organising the hen do.
When it comes to hen dos there’s always a few options, a low-key affair somewhere quiet in the British countryside, a wild night out in a seaside town like Blackpool, or you could go all Sophie Turner and have a wild hen do abroad.
Or, you could try doing something in-between, like Paris. A fabulous destination this is a place where you can eat world-famous foods, enjoy free culture, embark on a Paris river cruise or visit landmarks known across the globe. If this sounds like the perfect hen do for your bestie, we’ve highlighted some things to do below – and it doesn’t have to break the bank.
While this may seem a bit bizarre to you, it’s actually the ideal way to take in a wealth of scenery without too much walking. There are a number of cruise types you could opt for, which embark on a journey down the impressive Seine.
On these trips, you can enjoy excellent sightseeing as you take in the likes of the Eiffel Tower and other grand landmarks. These don’t even have to cost too much, with many include food and drink, making it the ideal way to take in most of Paris without too much movement with all your friends close by.
Of course, you don’t want to break the bank too much. After all, there’s bound to be a few of you going and you need to take everyone’s financial situation into account. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have loads of fun.
Try museums like the Musee Curie or the Museum of Modern Art of the City of Paris, both offering a fun way to explore a little culture without splashing the cash. Then there’s the parks, which are the ideal spots to have a picnic as you sip delightful fizz and eat the finest cheese and bread around – all with a backdrop that includes famous landmarks.
Meanwhile, the gardens at the Chateau de Versailles is free to visit when the Musical Fountain shows aren’t on.
Food is what you visit Paris for, but dining out each night can cost you a lot. Aside from enjoying a picnic in the park, if you order off the lunch menus you’ll save yourself a fortune, while the various little markets offer up delicious bites for when you’re on the go.
If you’re planning a hen do, and you have a friend that enjoys culture and you’re all trying to save, it looks like Paris should definitely make it to the top of your list.