10 Free Things to do in Paris

Thinking about planning a budget trip to Paris? This bucket list city is a top vacation destination, even though it’s one of the most expensive cities in all the world. Budget travelers will be happy to know that there are many free things to do while vacationing in Paris, allowing those traveling on a budget the experience of a lifetime!

10 Free Things to do in Paris

The following is a list of 10 free things to do while in Paris, France.


  1. Trocadéro Square. The view from Trocadéro Square is quite spectacular! It even includes a view of the Eiffel Tower, which is a definite must see when in Paris. The square is an ideal place to take memorable photographs, and at any time of the day.


  1. Basilica Du Sacré-Coeur. Also known as the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, this Roman catholic church is dedicated to the sacred heart of Jesus. Viewing the church and all its glory is free, and there’s no need to make reservations for group tours.


  1. Wander through Montmartre. Wandering through this charming district is a must for those who are interested in learning more about Paris’ artistic history. While the walking tour is free, visitors will need to book a spot in order to be part of this popular walking tour.


  1. Luxembourg Gardens. The Luxembourg Gardens in Paris are a must see for those who enjoy viewing beautiful gardens. Visitors are encouraged to stroll through the gardens, relax in the beautiful park area and even make a day of it by bringing along a picnic basket.


  1. Parc Des Buttes-Chaumont. This public park is located in northeastern Paris, and is one of the largest parks in Paris. There’s a lake, a temple, a suspension bridge, a waterfall, and picnicking areas for all to enjoy at this popular Paris park.


  1. Gallery Lafayette, Observation Deck. The views from this location are not only spectacular, they include views of the Garnier Opera House, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and Sacré-Coeur, just to name a few of the more popular sites to see while visiting Paris.


  1. Walk The Banks Of The Seine. Many visitors choose to stroll through Paris, the romance capital of the world, even when not traveling on a budget! There are two options for walking the banks of the River Seine – booking a free walking tour or taking a romantic stroll with one’s significant other.


  1. Visit Museums. There are many free museums in Paris to explore, offering visitors a glimpse into Paris’ extraordinary cultural and artistic treasures.


  1. Jardin Des Tuileries. The Jardin Des Tuileries is the largest public garden in Paris. There are French-style gardens to enjoy, and 2 museums to inform visitors on Paris’ fascinating history and beauty.


  1. Le Marais. Le Marais is a historic district in Paris, as there are many historic buildings located here that are of architectural importance. Visitors may be surprised to learn that as of today, this historic district is one of the most popular places to live and to shop!

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