8 Free Things to do In Paris

What to do in the City of Lights for free

Paris isn’t known as a cheap destination. Indeed, it is not. Whether it´s a museum entry or a fine dining, you’ll probably leave a bunch of bucks to enjoy the most charming and elegant European capital. Paris’ charming cafes, gleaming boutiques, museums, and a starred restaurant scene make it the most pricey city.

However Paris is also loaded with things to do that won’t cost a sou (old French coin). So come with us to know Paris without spending tons of cash.

Top free attractions in Paris

Basilique du Sacré Coeur

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This palatial white marble church crowns the lively Montmartre area in the 18th arrondissement. Its inside is festooned with gold mosaics and transcending glass windows. Get ready to listen to the world’s heaviest bells in churches. Visiting the basilica is free, however there’s a charge to go to the dome or the sepulcher.

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

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Famous for its gothic style, specially its gargoyles, this monumental symbol of Paris is a must-visit for travelers.  Entering this excellent medieval building is free of charge (although the walking up to its towers is not) and also walking around the Seine river, that is just beside the temple.

Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris

For a dreamlike perspective of French culture, jump into the collections of Paris’ Museum of Modern Art. From the bolshy cubism of Braque to Matisse’s artists, there’s certainly something to lift your spirits. The museum is at Alma-Marceau, metro line 9.

Atelier Brancusi

Dive into the smooth states of Constantin Brancusi’s sculptures with a free visit to his studio. It’s just in front of Center Pompidou. The Romanian artist, a pioneer to the modern art, become famous with acclaimed works like The Kiss, and this Brancusi workshop is a privileged look into his brilliant mind.

Jardin des Tuileries

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It´s probably the most beautiful park in Paris. So stick a glamourous cool vibe to your trip by wandering around this garden between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde. Track in the dainty strides of Marie-Antoinette and see where Napoléon build his arch while enjoying the Parisian air.

Le Marais

The lively Marais area is heavenly for an unpretentious pretentious Sunday walk. Pursue the tracks of Louis XIV, hit the Jewish quarter or essentially take a look at cool vintage shops. Get there by metro République (line 3 or 11), Hôtel de Ville (line 11) or St-Paul (line 8).

59 Rivoli

This previous squat, now a non-profit residence for artists, is located at Rue de Rivoli between the Louvre and Châtelet. It houses 30 artists’ studios and people in general are welcome into the workshops from Tuesday to Sunday in the afternoon. This is an awesome opportunity to get a look at the Parisian artistic scene

Petit Palais

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Built in 1900 for the World’s Fair, the Petit Palais has one of the free lasting art collections in Paris. The amazing collection spans from the antiquity, the Middle Ages, the French and Italian Renaissance and Flemish and Dutch artworks. The French take shows Monet, Renoir, Delacroix, Toulouse-Lautrec and that’s only the tip of the iceberg. The Belle Époque building itself is a masterpiece that deserves being enjoyed. You get to the Petit Palais by metro: Champ Elysees – Clemenceau. It’s open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10h to 18h.

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