How much does it cost per day?

Not surprisingly, walking is a rather cheap way to get around. Taking the year 2015 as a typical example, the average daily cost for the two of us was €70, made up of the following approximate amounts:

Walking in France: Money well spent - a Chablis in Chablis

Money well spent – a Chablis in Chablis

Dinner                                                €33
Coffee                                                €11
Accommodation                                 €17
Other expenses                                  €9

In other words, we put our money where our mouth is!

The accommodation cost was a mixture of:

Camping                                     €12/night
Hotels                                         €68/night
Gîte                                            €36/night
Plus we had five free nights in camping grounds

There really is nothing else to spend money on, unless you want to increase your burden.

In addition, return air fares from Australia (including a stopover in Hong Kong) were AUS$2,300 each, and all train and bus fares within France came to €130 each.

A more detailed breakdown of our expenses for every year since 2007 can be found in spreadsheet form, via a link on the front page of each year’s diary.

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