France Top free things to do in Paris

Date: 3th Nov 2017
Author: Pierre Chambon

Paris without fashion wouldn’t be Paris.

La Fête de la Musique (Music festival)

It is a free musical extravaganza show allowing amateur and professional musicians to take part in free concerts every year on the 21st June. This festival covers everything from rock over jazz to pop, with anything in between.

Paris Plages (Beaches)

The summer in Paris needn’t to be spent by sightseeing. Paris also brings the opportunity to spend your summer at the beach. During the summer months the banks of the Seine are covered by tons of sand, deck chairs and ubiquitous ice-cream sellers.

Free Fashion Shows

Paris without fashion wouldn’t be Paris. Of course there are many fashion shows with the catwalk and everything around. It interesting that the finest shows are free for all. Usually twice a week (Monday & Friday at 3pm) at Galeries Lafayette. You'd better to make reservation by email or telephone to be sure of a seat.

Free Paris Museums

Musée Carnavalet, Musée d’Art de Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Musée de la vie Romantique, Maison de Balzac, Maison de Victor Hugo, Musée Curie, Musée du Parfum,  Petit Palais Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Musée des Arts et Métiers, Hôtel de Ville, Musée Zadkine, Musée Bourdelle Atelier Brancusi. These are probably the best museums offering entirely free admission at all times. There are others, including the Louvre and the Musée d'Orsay, are free for all every first Sunday of the month.

Free Walking or Running Tours

It is up to you whether you prefer walking or jogging. There is enough of everything in Paris. For instance there is a company called Discover Walks  which offers several good walking tours free of any charge. You are encouraged to tip the friendly guides. If you are more of a jogging addict, RunParis is the free tour for you. Tours are organized every Friday morning at 10:00 am, starting from the Pont Neuf bridge.

Basilique du Sacré Coeur

It is a Catholic basilica in Montmartre. Nowadays one of the typical landmarks of Paris. It was founded in 1875 and finished in 1914. It is named after the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is built in the Romano-byzantine style. Visiting the basilica is free of any charge, but there’s a charge to enter into the dome or explore the crypt.

Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris

Meaning Our Lady of Paris. Iconic spot and cathedral of Paris. It is a vivid example of French Gothic architecture. Who have never heard of The Hunchback of Notre-Dame? This place is a must while in Paris.

Montmartre

It is a large hill in Paris's 18th arrondissement. Near the end of the 19th century and at the beginning of the twentieth, during the Belle Époque, many artists had studios or worked in or around Montmartre, including Amedeo Modigliani, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Suzanne Valadon, Piet Mondrian, Pablo Picasso, Camille Pissarro, and Vincent van Gogh. Montmartre is also the setting for several hit films. Famous Amélie worked at the Café des 2 Moulins in Montmartre J

Cimetière Père Lachaise

Each year, Père Lachaise Cemetery has more than 3.5 million visitors, making it the most visited cemetery in the world. Père Lachaise is still a popular place to be buried, and a popular excursion at weekends for spotting famous names, including Géricault, Egyptologist Champollion (under an obelisk), Balzac, Bizet and medieval lovers Héloise and Abelard. Piaf, Modigliani, Oscar Wilde's tomb sculpted by Epstein and Jim Morrison.

 

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