When you're on a budget, what are the best things to do when on a cheap Paris vacation?

Here are some great ideas of things to put on your list.

Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral. Notre Dame is the the Roman Catholic cathedral of Paris, made famous world wide by Victor Hugo's 'Hunchback of Notre Dame', and is pretty much considered to be one of the most finest examples of French Gothic architecture in all of Europe.

Visit the Eiffel Tower, the iconic lattice iron-work tower which stands tall above the Paris skyline. As one of the most renown structures in the world, climbing the Eiffel Tower is something that every tourist visiting Paris must do on their visit to the city, and is indeed shown with it being the most-visited paid monument in the world.

Take a walk up the Champs Elysee to the Arc de Triomphe. Known throughout France as 'the most beautiful street in the world' the Champs Elysee is renown for its cinemas, luxury shops, café's and horse-chestnut trees. The Arc de Triomphe stands at the top of the boulevard as a monument to the great battles of Napolean Bonaparte.

Visit the Catacombs underneath Paris and travel back to a bygone era of the French capital where the dead were once buried underneath the great city. The many walk ways stretch for miles and have been written about in many great works such as 'Les Miserables'.

Take a cruise down the Seine on one of the many barges available that take tourists and see the sights that litter the banks of the great river. It is a great way to see Paris.

Go to the Louvre and see the many famous works in this world-famous art gallery including the Mona Lisa made famous in the film 'the Di-vinci code'. You may have to pay a fee to get in, but you could spend a day wondering round the vast halls of the art gallery taking in the many centuries worth of art on show there.

The Pompidou Centre built in 1977 by Richard Rogers and Renzo Piano is the contemporary art centre in Paris located in the Beaubourg district of the city. It is renown for the access being on the outside of the building so as to not interfere with the galleries within the main building, so all stairs and escalators are found attatched to the outside walls.

Check out the many café's around Paris for some fantasitic French cuisine. You can find some great deals if you are willing to look around the many cafe's that are located on the boulevards of Paris, but do remember to make sure you leave a tip for your waiter or waitress.

These are just a small selection of things that you could do when planning a good value cheap Paris vacation.