Low cost Paris

Low cost Paris – Free things to do in Paris

Low cost Paris? YES!

Why here? What time? What better place to dream than Paris? (Ratatouille)

Paris the city of love, romantic, beautiful, elegant, with its bohemian cafes along the streets, and the artists along the Seine who wear the beret that gives that something poetic. And then that delicate and charming accent, they say you speak the language of love.
Paris is not a city like many others… it’s Paris!
The first time I went I was 14 years old, I actually had little interest in the Mona Lisa or museums but I was fascinated by the imposing elegance and sobriety of the French capital and above all by its wide spaces, the first large European capital I saw and the love it was at first sight.

But we’re in period of crisis although flights to Paris don’t cost that much, especially since low-cost airlines have crowded out the national airlines with sometimes unaffordable prices, planning even a single weekend in the French capital isn’t so low-cost.
It’s one thing to fly to Paris, it’s another to stay there for a few days having a limited budget, for flights as usual I recommend looking for cheap flights with traveljourn. For those who don’t know, it’s an airfare comparison site that doesn’t charge any fees and that I’ve been using for about 5 years now, where I’ve always found the best offers, especially for Europe.

So here is a list of free things to do in Paris without spending a single penny.
When you travel low cost, yes, sometimes you give up doing something but you always find something alternative and perhaps more fun that could help you discover a place or a city from a different point of view.

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Free things to do in Paris

Louvre Museum
We immediately associate the Louvre with the Monallisa but in reality it is not only a very large museum but also located in a splendid structure considered one of the most famous in the world. The glass pyramid is hard to forget.
The cost of entry to the museum is normally €11 but every first Sunday of the month entry is free. Children up to 25 years of age enter free on Friday evenings from 6pm to 9.45pm. Obviously these days be prepared to wait in a similar queue, bring water and some snacks, just while you wait.

Pompidou Center
Of all the museums in Paris this is my favorite, perhaps more for the building and the surrounding artistic squares than for what’s inside. Every first Sunday of the month entry is free, just as it is always free for all children up to 18 years of age. In addition to the splendid collection of twentieth century works of art and contemporary art, the nearby square with the renowned Stravinsky Fountain is one of the places in Paris that has always thrilled me… ever since I was a child.
Museo d’Orsay
House of the Great Impressionists is free every first Sunday of the month and always free for children up to 18 years of age. What is there? Picasso, Van Gogh, Cezanne, Matisse, Degas, Monet, Renoir, Manet.

Museum of Modern Art in La Ville de Paris
Cubism, Dadaism, Surrealism, Abstractionism and much more, this museum is always free, including the permanent collection in which there is no shortage of works by Picasso, Matisse e Chagall.

Art gallery
Paris has no shortage of gorgeous art galleries where artists are more than happy to display their work absolutely free of charge. Where to go? TO Montmartre close to the Picasso Museum and the Pompidou Center a Marais.

Galleria Lafayette
No, I’m not talking about shopping but about an event that takes place every Friday at 3pm on the seventh floor of the gallery for the weekly appointment “Fashion Show”. The event is free but it is necessary to reserve via email [email protected] or call 33 [0]1 42 82 36 40.

Other free museums
Other museums to which you can enter for free are: Musee Cognacq-Jay and the splendid 18th century collections, Musee Zadkine near the Luxembourg garden, the Small palace, Museum of Fine Arts of the City of Paris with an incredible collection of paintings, sculptures from twentieth century Europe, the Museo Dapper (free entry on the last Wednesday of the month) whose Sub-Saharan art seems to have influenced Picasso.

Picnic at the foot of the Eiffel Tower
The icon of Paris if not of the whole of France, beautiful during the day, incredible at night. The view is spectacular, going up on foot costs 5 euros, the second one in the lift costs 8.50 and the last one in the lift costs 14.00. Obviously it’s worth going up but if you’ve already done it or really want to save these euros, the view from below is also worth it. So why not organize a picnic with a bottle of excellent French wine, some bread, my baguette, some cheese.

Notre Dame Cathedral
In the heart of the city stands the splendid cathedral of Our Lady which I will always remember for its huge rose window and the Hunchback cartoon!
The cathedral represents the heart of the city, from here the distances of Paris are measured. L’entry is freeyou pay just to go up the tower.

Parco Des Buttes, Chaumont
Built in 1867 on commission by Napoleon III and it is the third largest park in Paris. A splendid public park in which to relax among the trees, artificial waterfalls, lakes, well-kept gardens and surrounded by animals.
The best thing is that it is not exactly a tourist destination, ideal for experiencing a bit of Parisian life.

Paris Beach – Paris Plage
That? Yes, a beach along the Seine! Sand, umbrellas and sunbeds which in the summer months make a large city far from the sea like Paris an “exotic” corner. The beach is open to everyone, it is free and is open until midnight
Not all of the Seine is used as a beach but only some points: in front Our Ladyin front of theHotel de Ville and one a La Villette.

Free walking tours
Since 2004, events have been held in Paris free daily walking tours. The meeting point for the tour is at Fontana St. Micheltours depart at 11 am and 1 pm.
You walk along the Seine, the famous Latin Quarter to get to the Eiffel Tower. The tour takes approximately 3 and a half hours. Not only is it free but ideal if you want to meet other travellers… so don’t be afraid as a lone traveller, here you will meet new friends to continue the day with.

These are just some of the things that you can do for free in Paris, so if you have a small budget available and a great desire to discover one of the most beautiful cities in Europe with a bit of initiative it is perhaps possible to do it without cost 0 but definitely at low cost. And what did you do in Paris for free?

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