7 Things You Can Do For Free In Paris

Paris is not a cheap city. But you can enjoy it and some of its great attractions without spending a single euro. Let’s see it.
7 things you can do for free in Paris

Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world, and make no mistake, it is also one of the most expensive. However, there are many possibilities to enjoy the City of Light doing various activities and visits that will not cost you a euro. Here’s what you can do for free in Paris.

What can you do and see for free in Paris ?

The truth is that anyone who has made a trip to Paris may be surprised, but it is true that in the French capital you can do things for free, and even see very touristy places without paying a euro. Follow us and we will tell you.

Enter the great museums for free

Louvre museum in Paris
Louvre Museum – Todd Lappin / Flickr.com

Many travelers are eager to get to Paris to visit its most famous museums. Well, if that is your case, make  sure that the dates of your trip include the first Sunday of the month.

If so,  you can enter the Pompidou or the Picasso Museum for free. And if your trip is between November and March, that Sunday also the Louvre will be free. By the way, if you are under 25 you can enter the Musée d’Orsay for free.

Free monuments

Arc de Triomphe in Paris
Arc de Triomphe – Nattee Chalermtiragool

Not only museums can be free on the first Sundays of the month. This is also the case with some of the most famous monuments in Paris.

Of course, in the case of the true stars of Parisian heritage, such as the Arc de Triomphe, that possibility is reduced to the low season months, between November and March. It’s something!

More museums and monuments for free

On the other hand,  there are other places that are free any day of the year, and of course they are worth visiting. For example, the charming Petit Palais, with a fantastic collection of paintings. Or Victor Hugo’s house in the beautiful Place des Vosges. Or the museum dedicated to the most famous scientific couple of all time: the Curies.

Paris for lovers

Wall je t'aime of Paris
Muro je t’aime – Amaury Laporte / Flickr.com

Speaking of couples. One of the topics that accompany Paris is that it is the City of Love. And it really can be true. If you are traveling as a couple, not everything has to be free, since you do not have to deprive yourself of a good dinner by candlelight and with good wine on the table, but there are very romantic activities that will not cost a euro.

For example, you can walk hand in hand (or waist) along the banks of the Seine, and thus reach the Pont des Arts, famous for the padlocks that lovers lock there (attention can be fined for doing so).

And of course, every couple worth their salt has to go to Montmartre and visit the Je t’aime garden, where there is a mural to say “I love you” in hundreds of languages. One of the things you can do for free in Paris and that will help you win over your partner forever.

Enter the churches of Paris

Notre Dame de Paris – aldorado

One of the emblems of the heritage of Paris, such as its cathedral, is free to enter. Actually, almost all historic churches are free, like the famous Sacré Coeur de Montamartre. By the way, to go up you can do it by funicular, paying with the metro pass that becomes essential for a few days in Paris.

Visit a monumental cemetery

Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris
Père-Lachaise Cemetery – Till Krech / Flickr.com

Another thing that can be done for free in Paris and that can be the most interesting. It costs nothing to enter the Père-Lachaise cemetery, perhaps the most beautiful in the capital.

Although it is true that at the entrance they sell plans of the same with the location of the most famous tombs. And it is here that Jim Morrison, Balzac, María Callas, Chopin, Delacroix, Modigliani and a host of cultural personalities are buried, whose graves make up a most evocative walk.

Attend a fashion show

We have already talked about art, museums, love, the great monuments, that is, the great reasons to visit the French capital. But there is another one that no one escapes, Paris is a temple of fashion. So why not attend a free fashion show. Yes! It’s possible!

You only have to reserve a place in the weekly parades that are scheduled on Friday afternoons at the Galeries Lafayette, especially at the Hausmann headquarters. A magnificent occasion to imagine the glamor of these events. But yes, remember to reserve your place in advance on the website of these famous galleries.

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