10 Free Things To Do In Paris

Famous for its excellent tourist attractions, Paris, often regarded as the “city of love” is one of the world’s most popular destinations. Having that dream vacation you want in Paris can be expensive but still, there are free things you can do in Paris that wouldn’t require you to spend a penny and is fun too.

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Here is a list of some of the free Paris attractions:

  1. Watch the Eiffel tower light show at night

The Eiffel tower is one of Paris’ most beautiful sights, particularly at night when the lightings come alive in its full glory. You can enjoy the view from the well-manicured flower beds and lawns of the Parc du champ de mars while sipping on a tall glass of wine.

  1. Go window shopping 

You can go window shopping at one of the world’s eccentric marketplaces- Marché aux puces de st-ouen

  1. Take a peek through Cimitiére due père Lachaise

The Cimitiére which has over 100 acres of tombstones, graves, and memorials including Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison, Georges Rodenbach as well as other famous people is the most visited cemetery in the world. A time spent here promises a soul awakening.

  1. Attend a live fashion show at Galeries Lafayette

The Galeries Lafayette fashion show promises to give an experience similar to that of the Paris fashion week for free every Friday afternoon. You can watch the professional models trot the runway and display the store’s fashion collection.

  1. Walk along the Seine just by Cathedrale Notre Dame de Paris

The Notre Dame cathedral is an imposing and iconic religious building on the île de la cité in the middle of the Seine river. This Gothic church (though under reconstruction) is one of Paris’s must-see attractions and is one of the free things to do in Paris.

You can walk along the seine river, chill out and enjoy spectacular views of the area.

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  1. Dig into Paris’ Roman heritage at Arènes de lutece

At the Arènes you will find the ruins of Paris’s Roman heritage which dates back to 1AD. This laid-back Latin quarter has an amphitheatre. The Amphitheater is considered to be the longest ever used to host gladiator fights and a visit here would be worth it.

  1. Feel loved at the Musée de la vie Romantique

A tour of the lovely artworks housed at the Musée is a passionate experience. The Musée is dedicated to famous writer George Sand and painter Ary Scheffer, two artists that were active during the romantic era and had been graced by notable figures like Liszt, Delacroix, and Chopin.

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  1. Explore the peace and tranquillity of Paris’s steepest park- Parc des buttes Chaumont

A visit to Paris’s steepest park is very soothing. You will find the rock reliefs and abundant wildlife here a world different from that of the hectic Paris life. There is also a beautiful waterfall whose view is breathtaking.

  1. Go to Paris free festivals

Yes, this is also one of the 10 free things to do in Paris. Attending festivals in Paris will fulfil that craving to have a social experience. The good thing is Paris has free festivals that hold throughout the year. Some of the free festivals you can attend are the Fête de la musique(June) which promises a magical music experience, and the grand military parade that is usually hosted on Bastille day(July).

  1. See a movie at the Parc de la Villette open-air cinema

This program which runs from July – to August of every year gives free cinema viewing to audiences. A summer evening spent here will surely be fun.


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