Paris for free

Paris is one of the most expensive cities of the world and therefore not really budget friendly for travellers. However, if you know a few tweaks and tricks, you easily can find free activities and save a few euro.

But besides all the admission fees and food cost, accommodation will take the biggest chunk out of your budget.  But there are some rare finds, hotels that are in good and safe areas and that are actually affordable. Check our curated list of best budget hotels in Paris to see if they still have free rooms on your travel dates!

 

Free activities in Paris

 

 

Why the Hotel Dieu is worth your attention

Hotel Dieu – a hidden gem in the very centre of Paris!   Thousands of people are crossing the Île-de-la-Cité each day. Posing in front of the remains of the Notre Dame Cathedral, dropping a lucky coin on Paris’ point zero, or visiting the flower…

Free Museums in Paris

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…

Père Lachaise Cemetery – and why you should visit!

Chances are high that you think I’am a weirdo when suggesting to visit a cemetery on your vacation. But hear me out! Pére Lachaise is not only the biggest cemetery in the world but also the most visited! (See? I am not nuts!) 3.5 million…

Paris Plage – Summer in the City

If you’re spending summer in Paris, it can get hot. Very hot. Well.. we’re not in the south or anywhere near the tropics but temperatures beyond 30°Celsius aren’t rare. As Paris isn’t famous for it’s air condition, you’re boiling and sweating in transports, in restaurants,…

Coulée Verte – Paris high line

Coulée Verte – Paris high line You probably heard about the high line in New York – it’s quite a popular spot for locals and visitor to simply hang out or more interestingly, to get an unique glimpse on Manhattan from an elevated level. But…

Monceau and Batignolles – Paris’ hidden gem

Paris off the beaten path: Monceau and Batignolles Well, Monceau and Batignolles ARE totally offbeat and non touristy neighbourhoods of Paris. And yet, this Paris walking itinerary starts at one of the most popular landmarks of Paris: The Arc de Triomphe. This landmark qualifies as…

Belleville – Paris’ village

Belleville – the village in the east of Paris If you spent a few days in Paris already and decide to visit Belleville, you realise as soon as you step out the Metro that Belleville is nothing like the rest of the city. You won’t…

La Petite Ceinture – walking on rails

Did you know that there is an abandoned rail road in Paris that leads all around town? The old rails are belonging the the Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture, a circular railway around Paris that served once as the first urban transport system. Finished…

Vanves Flea Market and more – explore Paris’ south

Updated June 2019 It’s possible you’ve never heard of the Vanves flea market. It’s not the world famous antique market Puces de St.Ouen that you find in the north of Paris and it’s also not even remotely as big. However, if you are a vintage…

Paris hidden gems – 80+ secret tips and well kept secrets around Paris

Updated: September 2019 Paris is the city of monumental architecture and imposing buildings. But also a city with hidden gems and secret attractions just as numerous as it’s cobbled stone alleys and narrow corners. If you are traveling to Paris for the first time, it’s…