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Top Attractions In Paris For Free

Paris is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It’s filled with interesting sights and attractions that cater to all kinds of traveller. If you’re a budget traveller and are trying to save money on your trip to Paris, you’d be glad to know that there are plenty of cheap things to do in Paris. As a matter of fact, if you’re going to stroll the city, you’ll be amazed by the multitude of interesting things that you’ll come across with, especially when you see the iconic Eiffel Tower towering magnificently. .

But with the many free things to do in Paris, you’ll surely have a great time in the city even with a limited budget. For those who love history and culture, you’ll find that there are free museums in Paris that you can visit. You can also check out other free attractions in Paris, such as the Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Pere Lachaise Cemetery, the Champs-Élysée, Champs de Mars, Arènes de Lutèce, and many more. What’s great about Paris is that there are many things to do regardless of the season. For example, one of the free things to do in Paris this summer is to explore the Parc des Buttes Chaumont while enjoying the good weather. This park is the fifth largest park in the city. .

With the many free things to do in Paris, there’s no reason why you will not love the city even with a limited budget. So check out this list of free things to do in Paris to help you plan your trip.

Free Attractions in Paris

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Parc des Buttes Chaumont

Situated to the east of Paris, the Parc des Buttes Chaumont is the fifth largest park in the city. Officially opened in 1867, it was one of the many major parks created during the reign of Emperor Napoleon III. Prior to this, the park had a much less glamorous history. It was once the location of a city gallows and also a public waste ground. Occupying nearly 25 hectares, The Parc des Buttes Chaumont is now a much more attractive space of...

Paris Night Bicycle Tour & River Cruise

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • An introductory tour of Paris by bike.
  • A great way to get to know the city.
  • A tour of the top attractions in the downtown by bike and boat.
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Basilique du Sacré Coeur

The Basilique de Sacré Coeur or affectionately just 'Sacré-Couer', is a Roman Catholic Church in Paris. Construction began on the building in 1876, after donations were made by Parisian Catholics as an act of penance for the shame of the Franco-Prussian War. The building was then designed by Paul Abadie and completed in 1914. It was officially consecrated in 1919. The iconic white building is located at the summit of Butte Montmarte which...

Best of Paris Bike Tour

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • A convenient manner of getting around the city of Paris.
  • A user-friendly way of discovering the city's points of interest.
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Pere Lachaise Cemetery

The largest in Paris, Pere Lachaise Cemetery spans a massive 44 hectares. Previously known as 'East Cemetery' it was the first garden cemetery and municipal cemetery in Paris. Containing over 300,000 graves, it is a beautiful walk through time. The winding pathways and vibrant foliage make it feel like a true celebration of life. Pere Lachaise Cemetery received its name from the confessor of Louis IV, Pere de la Chaise. It was not until 1804...

Paris Segway Tour Plus Seine River Cruise

clock Duration: 1 hour 30 mi
  • A 1.5 hour segway tour + boat tour.
  • See the most famous monuments in the City Of Lights.
  • Get a feel of Parisian life on the streets and from the water.
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Carnavalet Museum

The Carnavalet Museum is a celebration of the history of Paris. Located in Marais district, it is an embodiment of the history this area is known for. Established in 1880, the Carnavelt Museum spans two mansions built in the 16th and 17th centuries. The Hotel de Carnavalet was the original home of the museum, then as the collections grew, it took over the Hotel le Peletier de Saint Fargeau too. There are over a hundred rooms of exceptional...

Versailles by Bike Day Tour

clock Duration: 9 hours
  • A full day bike tour of the Versailles Estates including City of Versailles.
  • Entrance to the Palace Rooms with audio guide and access to Trianon Estate.
  • This is a unique experience that allows you to see more of Versailles than...
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Champs-Élysées

Champs-Élysées is an avenue in Paris, which has been deemed by many to be the most beautiful in the world. Stretching from the Place de la Concorde to the Place Charles de Gaulle, it houses some of the most expensive real estate in the world. The Champs-Élysées initially consisted of a series of fields and gardens, until Marie de' Medici decided to extend the area with an avenue of trees in 1616. It did not receive its current name until...

Versailles Gardens Segway Tour

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • A one or two hour (depending on option booked) Segway tour of Versailles.
  • A unique way to see the grounds of Versailles, the Segway allowing you to cover more ground than on foot.
  • Tours are available in French or English with...
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Champ de Mars

Nestled between the Eiffel Tower and Ecole Militaire, is one of the most stunning areas of green-space in Paris. Champs de Mars spans almost 25 hectares offering some of the best views of the capital there are. Opened in 1780 as it is known today, the space was originally intended as an esplanade for the Ecole Militaire. As with any attraction in Paris it has a colourful history. It was the site where King Louis XVI accepted the new written...

Opera Garnier Guided Tour Tickets

clock Duration: 1 hour 30 mi
  • This is a comprehensive guided tour of one of the most famous opera houses in the world.
  • A chance to visit the public areas of the grand theatre with an expert bilingual tour guide.
  • The Opera Garnier is known for being the...
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Parc André Citroën

Parc André Citroën was developed over a former site of the car manufacturing brand, Citroën. Named after their founder André Citroën, it is one of the more modern parks in Paris. The park is situated on the left bank of the river Seine, spanning 35 acres. Officially opened to the public in 1992, it is the handiwork of two French landscape gardeners and three architects: Gilles Clément, Alain Provost, Patrick Berger, Jean-François...

Normandy D-Day Landing Beaches Full-Day Tour from Paris

clock Duration: 14 hours
  • A chance to jump back in history and visit the original battlefields of Normandy.
  • This is a fully guided tour which will let you live the history of the Second World War.
  • A full day excursion from the French capital.
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Marché d'Aligre

One of the most popular outdoor markets in Paris, Marché d'Aligre always makes for a vibrant and lively day. Located in the 12th arrondisement behind the Bastille, it is a cool purse-friendly day out. The area actually consists of two markets: Marché d'Aligré is the outdoor area and Marché Beauvau is the indoor section. The latter is in fact one of the oldest covered markets in Paris and a protected historic building. Expect friendly...

Versailles Palace and Gardens Day Ticket

clock Duration: 2 hours
  • An opportunity to visit the spectacular Royal Palace of Versailles.
  • A chance to examine the extravagant architecture of the Versailles Palace.
  • A visit to the palace's beautiful gardens, with fountains, flowerbeds and...
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Le Marché aux Puces de St. Ouen

Le Marché aux Puces de St. Oeun, or as it is more commonly known: 'Les Puces', comprises the most popular flea markets in Paris. Dating back to 1885, there are now fifteen markets situated in this area, selling everything from low cost trinkets to extraordinary art. The sellers at Le Marché aux Puces de St Ouen mean business, with the majority opting for a three year lease. Spanning around seven hectares and attracting over a 100,000 per...

Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor and Seine River Cruise

clock Duration: 2 hours 30 m
  • An opportunity combine two of Paris " top attractions, a visit to the Eiffel Tower and to an enjoyable cruise on the River Seine.
  • The combo ticket provides priority entrance for the Tour Eiffel and a ticket for a 1-hour cruise of the...
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Montparnasse Cemetery

Initially known as the 'Southern Cemetery', Montparnasse Cemetery can be found in the 14th arrondissement of Paris. Opened in 1824, it is one of the three main cemeteries in the city. It began life as three individual farms which were transformed into the 19 hectare burial ground you will find today. It is the second largest of its kind in Paris and is a quiet retreat of historical importance. Divided into two spaces by the Rue Èmile...

Eiffel tower, Seine river cruise and Paris Illuminations Night tour

clock Duration: 4 hours
  • A magical sightseeing tour of Paris by night.
  • Enjoy a coach tour and a boat tour with audio commentary.
  • Also take in the views from the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower.
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FAQs about Free Things to Do in Paris

There are many things you can do for free in Paris like booking free entry into some Paris museums, joining locals to do some free activities and others. This allows you to have fun and relax on a budget or save for further experiences on your trip.