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Free museums in Paris… hard to believe, isn’t it? But how would that sound if I’d tell you that you indeed could visit almost every museum in Paris for free? I know, right?! That would be awesome!

And it’s actually no joke and neither a click bait to keep you here on my blog – you really can see the most famous art for free! Let me tell you how to find those free museums in Paris!


Visit the most popular Museums in Paris for free


If you are under 18, you are already lucky enough to have free admission to all national museums of Paris. If you are a citizen of the EU and under 26 – or a teacher – you’re also granted free admission.

Which are the most known national museums and monuments of Paris (where you can get in for free under the said conditions) ?

  • Louvre
  • Musée d’Orsay
  • Musée Rodin
  • Musée du quai Branly
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Musée de l’Orangerie
  • Musée Picasso
  • Musée national du Moyen Âge
  • Musée de l’Armée
  • Grand Galerie d’Evolution
  • Sainte Chapelle
  • Panthéon
  • Conciergerie

But even if the criteria above aren’t applying to you, read on an know how you still can enjoy free entries in many museums of Paris!



Visit the LOUVRE for free

Every first Saturday of the month the Louvre is free for everyone from 6pm to 9:45pm. The admission is free also on the 14th of July, Bastille Day.

If you are under 26, you have free access to the Louvre every Friday from 6pm to 9:45 – no matter if you are from the EU or not. The Louvre is clearly the most popular free museum in Paris.

Know how to visit the louvre for free - one of the most popular free things to do in Paris
visit the Louvre for free – just know when to go!


Visit the MUSÉE D’ORSAY for free

The Musée d’Orsay can be visited for free every first Sunday of the month, year round.

Visit the Musée National Picasso for free

The Picasso Museum in Paris is free every first Sunday of the month, year round.



Visit the Musée Rodin – for free!

The Musée Rodin is free on the first Sunday of the month, but only from 1st October to the 31st of March.

Free things to do in Paris - know how to experience the Rodin Museum for free
The Rodin Museum of Paris – visit for free!


Visit the Musée du quai Branly for free

This museum is free every first Sunday of the month, all year round.


visit the Arc de Triomphe for free

Free on the 1st Sunday of the month between 1 November and 31 March.

Pro Tip: if you are visiting the Arc de Triopmphe, check out our self guided walking tour Monceau and Batignolles – Paris’ hidden gem

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Visit the Arc de Triomphe for free – the first sunday of the month


Visit the Musée de l’Orangerie for free

The Orangerie is free every fist Sunday of the months, all year round.


Musée national du Moyen Âge – for Free!

The middle age museum is free on every first Sunday of the month, all year round.

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The Musée national de Moyen Âge – one of the museums you can visit for free in Paris on the first Sunday of the month!

visit the Panthéon – for free

The Panthéon can be visited for free on the first Sunday of the month, from 1st of November to the 31st of March


and the Conciergerie!

The Conciergerie can also be visited without admission fee every first Sunday of the months from November 1st to March 31st.


Pro Tip:

If that’s all not working out with your schedule and you still wanna see lots of museums when visiting Paris, your best option is to get the Paris Museums Pass that grants you access to more than 60 sights and museums in Paris!


And as a plus: If you’re in town on the 5. of October 2019, you are lucky enough to enjoy the Nuit Blanche in Paris. Many artists are coming to Paris that night to expose their work for free but it’s also the night where museums and exhibitions are open – and free.


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