10 Free Things to Do In Paris
City breaks don’t always have to be expensive as there are plenty of cheap hotels in Paris. It may not always be easy to find a cheap place to heat but if you combine cheap Paris hotels and free days out then you don’t have to break the bank to go.
Food may not be cheap everywhere but it is possible to get a free meal as long as you like couscous. Le Grenier offer this as providing you are buying drinks and there will not be far to travel back to your Paris hotel.
At the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris there are students who give free concerts. It may not be suitable for all tastes but for a cheap night out it will be worth visiting. Keeping with the theme of music, the Radio France free classical event on a Sunday afternoon is a must. Set in the Petit Palais auditorium there are tickets available shortly before the start and with low price hotels, Paris can be an affordable place to go to find culture.
Paris is the final resting place for many famous people and a trip around the best known cemetery of all will lead you to the graves of Oscar Wilde, Sarah Bernhardt, Chopin, Moliere and Jim Morrison. Hours can be spent in the Père-Lachaise Cemetery searching for the graves and tombs of the names of the past. There are cheap Paris hotels nearby.
Many of the free attractions are linked with music and the Rock and Electro Concerts at La Flèche d’Or are no exception. Food and drink must be paid for but there is no cost for admission to the club. Free organ performances are provided in the Saint Eustache church at 5.30pm each Sunday. Another musical venue Le Showcase, which is a popular haunt of President Sarkozy, offers free entry up until midnight and will be perfect for rock and jazz lovers.
For literature lovers it can’t get much better that visiting Place des Vosges which is the place to go to visit the art galleries and listen to the street performers. There is also free entry to the home of Victor Hugo where he wrote some of his best work with Les Miserables probably being the best known.
While there may be a charge for special exhibitions the normal display at Musee Carnavalet is always free and you will be able to trace back through the history of Paris.
Paris is world renowned as a center of fashion and there is the chance to see a free show at 3.00 each Friday. Tickets must be ordered for attendance at the Galleries Lafayette but if you have been sensible and booked one of the cheapest hotels is Paris, there will be plenty of money for clothes.
On top of the 10 free events that are always available there will also be annual ones. When booking one of Paris’ cheapest hotels it will best to check what is free that week. Many events will be free on Bastille Day – July 14th and it will be best to book your cheap Paris hotel as soon as possible as with demand the prices may rise.