13 free things to do in Paris

We all know that Paris is expensive but you can also enjoy a Parisian experience without ever having to pull out your portefeuille.

1. Take a Tour


The tour group Sandemans New Europe is filled with expats willing to guide you around for free.


2. Explore Classical Museums


You can explore some stunning French museums for completely free ! And if you are under 26 you have almost all museums free !


3. Enjoy a Movie in the Park

Fresh air and French films, is there anything better? Check out the Open-Air Cinema in Parc de la Villette for free monthly films


4. Eat a Ton
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Peruse the Rue Mouffetard and try everything from regional cheese to fresh baked bread!


5. Take a Free Cooking Class

Enjoy free, seasonal cooking demonstrations at Marche d’Anvers.


6. Eat Dinner
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Just order a glass of wine from Tribal Café in Canal Saint-Martin from Wednesday to Saturday night. Let’s be honest…you were going to order the wine anyway.


7.Have a Dance Party

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Dancers from all walks of life take to Tino Rossi Square for a full-on dance party.


8.Enjoy a Glass of wine.. Or two


Yes, you can even drink for free in Paris. Stop by La Dernière Goutte hosted by French Wine expert Juan Sanchez every Friday and Saturday.


9.Cimetière du Père Lachaise

One of the most flourishing spots in Paris.


10. Cathédrale de Notre Dame

One of the most infamous churches in the world is worth the stop.


11. Explore the Flea Market
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There is plenty to see at the insanely large Marché aux Puces St-Ouen.


12. Enjoy a Free Concert
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On Sunday nights enjoy free classical concerts with the American Church in Paris. The concerts have been going on the early 1930’s and have become a Parisian tradition.


13. Visit the Vineyards
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Explore the Rue des Saules, where you will find the perfect marriage of city views with vineyard tranquility.