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A ranking once again places this charming destination at the top of the list.

You're dreaming of a European getaway without breaking the bank? It's not easy to see clearly among the many trendy destinations & ;agrave; a few hours flight from France. Every year, a British study releases its barometer of the cheapest cities for a tourist trip. This study compares the cost and a basket of 12 tourist products and services (accommodation, transport, catering, visits, etc.) in 37 major cities on the continent.

One city is clearly ahead of its competitors, notably Lisbon, which is well-known for its reputation. cheap and destination of choice for a city break, these famous short stays are refreshing and very fun. the fashion. With an average budget of only 270 euros all inclusive for this basket which combines flight, accommodation, catering and visits, Vilnius comes out on top. The other capitals of Eastern Europe dominate the top 10: Krakow, Riga, Budapest, Bratislava, Prague and Warsaw all offer excellent value for money . Behind Lisbon 2nd, however, we find a French city, Lille! No doubt linked to à proximity to of the Channel Tunnel which lowers prices for our British friends…

It is the cheapest capital in Europe for a budget holiday. You can eat there for less than 3 euros

So what are the advantages of Vilnius, acclaimed by this ranking ? Not just these unbeatable prices, rest assured! Classified A UNESCO World Heritage Site, its historic center displays a delicate camaïeu of facades in pastel tones. It's impossible not to fall under the spell of its cobbled streets dotted with baroque and gothic buildings, like the flamboyant Sainte-Anne church of 15th century. On the majestic Cathedral Square, don't miss the Stebuklas slab which commemorates the spectacular Baltic Way of 1989, when 2 million Lithuanians, Latvians and Estonians formed the Baltic Way. a human chain to protest against the Soviet occupation.

Side taste buds, Vilnius will delight travelers à low budget with its traditional canteens. For less than 3 euros, treat yourself to a tasty borshch, a spicy soup. beetroot or a stuffed bun. The cepelinai, large stuffed potato balls, and the balandeliai, stuffed cabbage rolls, will tide you over for the day and for a price that is also very attractive for a main course, around 5 à 6 euros maximum.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116