Explore Paris on a Shoestring Budget: Free and Fun Things to Do in the City of Love

Paris, the City of Love, is not only a destination for the rich and famous but also for budget-conscious travelers. In this guide, we will share with you some of the free and fun things you can do when you visit Paris, without breaking the bank.

Visit Gothic Cemeteries in Paris

The first thing you can do is visit the cemeteries. Yes, you heard it right! Paris is famous for its gothic cemeteries, and they are free to explore.

Pere la Chaise is a must-visit cemetery, where you can find the grave sites of legendary singer Jim Morrison, writer Oscar Wilde, and singer Edith Piaff. But don’t just stick to this cemetery.

Check out the Montmartre cemetery and Monteparnasse cemetery too. You will be surprised by the exciting people buried there.

Visit Museums for Free

Paris is a city that is rich in history and art. Fortunately, there are many museums you can visit for free. If you are 25 years old or younger and are an EU citizen, you can get into all museums for free.

If you are older, don’t worry. The first Sunday of every month is free museum day, including famous museums such as the Louvre, Musee d’Orsay, and Centre Pompidou.

Paris also has 14 city museums that you can visit for free at any time. Just look for the emblem of Paris on the museum.

Visit Notre Dame and Free Churches

Paris is also famous for its beautiful churches, and visiting them is free. Notre Dame is a must-visit, and its interior is breathtaking. If you want to go up the bell tower or down to the vault, there may be a small fee.


However, just seeing the churches on their own is a grand and spectacular thing to do in Paris.

Get a View of Paris for Free

If you’re looking for a stunning view of Paris without paying, head to Sacre Couer. It’s free to enter, and you get an absolutely amazing view of the city. You can also bring a bottle of wine, have a picnic, and enjoy the view.

Free Walking Tours

Take advantage of free walking tours in Paris. It’s an excellent way to learn about the history of Paris. You can find walking tours on the internet that leave daily from Montmartre and the Latin Quarter.

Montmartre is the artists’ quarter, and you can walk around, see markets, and have artists performing their art all day long. There are also cafes where you can sit outside, sip a cappuccino, and watch street performers.

Don’t forget to check out our Paris Movie Walks to see where some famous film shots took place. Walking up the Champs Elysees to the Arc de Triomphe is a must-do.

The Arc de Triomphe is free to visit, but if you want to go up and see the city view, there is a fee. Otherwise, you can explore all the grounds and see the tomb of the unknown soldier.

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Final Thoughts

In conclusion, visiting Paris doesn’t have to be expensive. There are many free and fun things to do in the City of Love. Just remember to bring comfortable shoes and a sense of adventure, and you’ll have a great time exploring Paris on a budget. Happy travels!

For more texts about capitals from the same area, please check under the category Europe. Check also our text about scams to avoid in Paris.

Thank you for reading and have a nice day.

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