Things To Do In France For Free!
Even when you have run out of money whilst you are staying in France there are a number of free tourist attractions available for you to visit throughout the year.
The Notre-Dame Cathedral is located on the Seine in Paris. Visitors to the must see Cathedral are able to walk through and take in the sights but please bear in mind some of the museums will ask for a small admission fee. Whilst you are in Paris it may also be worth visiting the Louvre and its gardens. The grounds and gardens are free to visit all year round and the Louvre has free admission on the first Sunday of the month. This is by far one of the most popular places to visit. Guided tours for visitors are also available during your visit. Workshops are provided for visitors and some of them cater for children.
Whilst the Sacre Coeur does have more than a few steps to climb it is most definitely worth it. This stunning church is on the Mont Martre, which has always provided many with a place to worship, has the most amazing views during the sunrise and sunset. There are a number of different special occasions held throughout the year but a daily mass takes place too.
For the fashion conscious tourists, the Galaries La Fayette provides completely free fashion shows by many top designers on a Friday at 3pm. With 50% off some of the top labels you may want to try and save some money if you plan on visiting.
The Luxembourg garden is brilliant for a relaxing day with some organised activities available if you wish to join in. It has a picturesque setting with a number of flowerbeds, sculpture and fountains. Play areas are available for children. You will come across many different types of people whilst visiting due to its central location. There are a number of exhibits held throughout the year as well as open air concerts.
The elevated park, Promenade du Peyrou dates way back to the 17th century. A statue of Louis XIV features here which dates back to 1828. The Boulevard des Arceaux holds a market which is the other side of the water tower, free to enter and full of authentic French merchandise, a perfect location to pick up some souvenirs and potential gifts on a budget!
For the night owls, Paris is referred to as the city of lights. Walking around the city in the dark can provide some stunning scenery as all of the attractions are lit up at night time. Some of the places to visit are, of course, the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde and the Arc de Triomphe.
There are a number of different museums available in Paris that offer free admission to visitors. The Musee Carnavalet has a permanent collection available to view which mainly has collections which are dedicated to the history of Paris. Musee Cognacq-Jay has some of Paris’ decorative items and also a collection of fine art if you have a different taste.
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This article was written by Lauren, blogger at the ferries to France news blog!
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