For anyone planning a weekend break in Paris and attempting to find accommodation below €100 per person per night – and most likely failing – it’s pretty obvious that the capital of France is an expensive place to visit. An iconic city like this, though, with its intricate history, remarkable architecture and extraordinarily rich culture should be on everyone’s lifetime itinerary. Here are a few pointers to finding free things to do in Paris.
This is the perfect tailor-made city break for lovers: stay in the luxurious Park Hyatt Paris-Vendôme and take things completely at your own pace. From tours to sightseeing, you can choose from a range of activities to suit your individual tastes and desires.
Strolling along the river at night is one of the most romantic free things to do in Paris © kavalenkau/Shutterstock
Chilling out with a picnic in the grassy gardens in the middle of the square and listening to the merry buskers playing beneath the arcades are one of the best free things to do in Paris.
Enjoy the best of both worlds, Paris-style! Spend 3 days experiencing the city's cultural sights and delights, cruising on the River Seine, then exploring the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower, before heading to Disneyland Paris for 2 days and completing this perfect tailor-made family city break!
While a ticket is required to visit an open-air cinema, sometimes special events or screenings are held that are free and open to the public. Information on such events can be found on the Parc de la Villette website or on social media pages.
Discover the romantic side of Paris on this cruise from Parc de la Villette to Musée d’Orsay. Experience the city as you glide over the Saint-Martin Canal and the Seine River.
From the temple, you get fine views of the Sacré-Coeur and beyond, and you can also go boating on the lake in summer.
The duration of the show is usually five minutes and runs every hour from dusk until one hour after midnight. During the summer months, it may start later in the evening as the daylight hours increase.
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