Hitting a self-serve canteen might not be your idea of Parisian dining, but if you’re on a budget, don’t dismiss this handy spot by the Arc de Triomphe. Monte Carlo has been a favorite with local police officers, office workers, and tourist bus drivers alike since the 1970s—largely because it serves food all day, but also because it’s one of the cheapest spots around the Champs-Élysées. A mere 12.40€ gets you a two-course menu of dishes like chicken in mustard sauce or Alsatian sauerkraut, plus either a salad starter or a dessert (think panna cotta with fruit coulis). This won’t be the culinary highlight of your stay, but the food is well prepared and tasty, and I honestly cannot name anywhere else in the area with such a good quality/price ratio.