Paris is a dream, a purpose, a feeling! And do you know what I love the most about this city? There are so many free things to do and places you can visit where you are going to feel just as good as a first-class tourist. What I’m trying to say is that even though you may not want to spend a lot of money for a weekend in Paris you can still enjoy it in a way you won’t regret.
Here is how you can enjoy Paris without paying a penny a.k.a. the top 7 free places to visit and things to do in Paris:
1. Champs de Mars: Glazing the Eiffel Tower
Just sitting in front of the Eiffel Tower feels like you’re in heaven. I remember having a quick snack in the perfectly mown grass in Champ de Mars and thinking “I’m living my dream”. In my opinion there is no better way to feel Paris than standing in front of the Eiffel Tower and glazing it for hours. I did the same thing in the evening and the day after just because I couldn’t get enough of Paris’ magic
2. The Tuileries Garden: On the way to the Louvre
If you’re headed to the Louvre remember that quote: “Life is a journey, not a destination”. On your way there note that Tuileries Garden is a perfect spot for a 30′ or an hour rest before the Mona Lisa. I think these gardens are the best free attraction in Paris because you can see many locals there just enjoying their day so why don’t you do the same.
3. Seine banks: Perfect for a snack
Walking from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre can be exhausting. This is where Seine comes in. Seine banks are ideal place for a brunch or a snack. It’s peaceful and quiet and harmonious. It’s what I like to call a Feng-Shui place.
4. Notre Dame: Feeding the pigeons
The next free place you can experience a bit different. After all you’re not the only living thing on Earth so why don’t you feed the pigeons in fron of Notre Dame de Paris as well. You also might capture a great shot of you and your new buddies and show it off on social media.
5. Luxemburg gardens: Time to rest
If you (just like me) decided to walk the whole distance between the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre Dame and Sorbonne, you might feel a bit dizzy. I know exactly what you need: the Luxemburg Gardens. They are free, they are nice, they can give you the best you can get from Paris. There are many chairs around the pond and you may also witness a pond boating contest. Trust me, it’s worth it!
6. Sacre Coeur: Enjoy a free concert and a stunning view
Sacre Coeur is a favourite place for musicians to promote their new songs, albums. Also there are many street performers in front of the basilique. So you can’t go wrong if you spend an hour or two there. And the view of the whole city is just going to take your breath away.
I still remember one of my best days in Paris. I went for a walk in Monmartre and climbed the stairs to Sacre Coeur and then a free concert made my day perfect.
7. Champs-Elysees: Window shopping
There’s no better way to feel rich in Paris without giving a penny than walking on Champs-Elysees. A walk through the day and another one by night would make you happier than you think.
Have you evere been to Paris? What was your favorite place there?
If not, which of the above places you think are going to be your favorite?