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

 

 

The Coulée Verte – a gem you shouldn’t miss!

Updated on 20th of September 2021 by Lena   Coulée Verte – the high line in Paris   The Coulée Verte is one of the projects to improve the quality of life and recreation in the urban environment of Paris. If you’ve been to…

Paris hidden gems: 80+ well kept secrets you shouldn’t miss

Last update by Lena on 24 September 2021   →Click here to join the Salut from Paris Facebook group!   Paris is a city of monumental architecture and imposing buildings. But also a city with hidden gems and secret attractions just as numerous as…

climb down the past (literally) – The Museum of the Liberation of Paris

The Musée de la Libération de Paris – Musée du Général Leclerc – Musée Jean Moulin. The museum with the oddly long name got inaugurated only in August 2019 and is one of the newest museums in Paris. Good to know: the admission is free!…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Monceau and Batignolles – Paris’ hidden gem

Paris off the beaten path: Monceau and Batignolles Well, Monceau and Batignolles ARE totally offbeat and non-touristy neighborhoods 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

Last updated on 17th September 2021 by Lena   Belleville – the village in the east of Paris Content of this post Belleville – the village in the east of ParisWhy should you visit Belleville?Best things to do in BellevilleSpot the best Street Art…

La Petite Ceinture – walking on rails

Last updated on the 24th May 2021 by Lena   Paris has many off-the-beaten-track activities in store for you, but exploring the petite ceinture is one of the most exciting ones. The petite ceinture is a 36 km long old railroad spanning Paris, with…