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

But besides all the admission fees and food costs, 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!

If you are looking for budget accommodation in Paris, don’t miss this list of the best Ibis Hotels in Paris – they are all in safe and very central locations.


Some of our favorite free activities in Paris


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21 Simple Ways to Save Money in Paris 

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70+ Free & Fun Things to do in Paris 

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These are the cutest streets in Paris! 

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Best view points in Paris 

Last updated on 5th of August 2022 by Lena   You probably already have a few ideas in mind on what to explore during your trip to Paris. However, no Paris visit is complete without admiring this city’s beauty from above. To get a…

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Why the Hotel Dieu is worth your attention 

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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…