Free things to do in Paris
Would you love to go to Paris, but are you afraid of the expense of the trip? However, this is an unwarranted fear, because the City of Lights has many reasonable Paris apartments to rent along with free activities throughout the city. Oh, you thought you would have to pay to enjoy everything the city has to offer, well read on to find some fantastic venues that are free to enjoy.
The famous Louvre museum is free to all visitors once each month on the first Sunday. In addition, it is free admission on July 14 there are some temporary exhibitions that may not be part of the deal and these are located in the Napoleon Hall. The under 26 group can get in free from 6 to 9:45 pm on Friday evenings for the permanent exhibitions, but must present an ID. The Louvre started out as a royal palace in the 12th century and became a public museum during the 18th century. It houses thousands of pieces of artwork. Some are always on display others are temporary exhibits. This means there is something worth seeing no matter what time of the year you visit. The architecture of the Louvre alone is worth a look let alone the exhibits.
Paris has many churches and cathedrals that are free to the public. These are rich in history and fascinating architecture. One such building to see is the Sacre Coeur. It was consecrated in 1919 as a basilica. It is located in the heart of Paris.
Notre-Dame de Paris is a cathedral that was built from 1163 to 1272. It was constructed in the gothic style. This cathedral houses many representations of the Virgin Mary. It is true Paris landmark. It is free to the public.
While going to the top of the Eiffel Tower is not free, walking around below it is. It is a magnificent structure to gaze up at, especially at night since it displays some 20,000 white glittering lights. There are even spots to have picnics at nearby this structure.
There are restaurants and cafes that offer free food or drink on particular days. Some can even provide entertainment at no additional cost. This is a tasty, fun way to experience Paris.
Walking through the various neighborhoods in Paris is a great way to learn the culture of the city. This city is designed for just this type of exploring. Make sure to have a map of the city with you and practice safety precautions.
Concerts and other Entertainment
There are many concerts given that are free to enjoy. These are offered by churches, Radio France, independent musicians and others. Quai Saint-Bernard for years has given a dance party during the warm months, again for free.
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Nice piece again. I wrote a blog with a similar vein on those free Sundays in Paris. If you find the time.
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Comment@ The Guy:
I haven’t found a guide yet but looking for it in Google must work 🙂
Some great ideas there Alex. I’m interested though in how you would find out about the restaurants offering free food and on what days. Is there a guide or somewhere to find out this information?