Places in Paris that cost practically next to nothing to visit
Renowned for its architecture, arts, culture and lifestyle, France's capital truly delivers as being one of the most romantic and attractive cities on the planet. Despite being one of the most expensive cities in the world to visit, Paris also offers some of the best and most memorable travel experiences for practically next to nothing.
A favourite hotspot for tourists, Montmartre not only offers a great view of Paris but also a number of interesting places to visit and explore. A short walk away from the Anvers Metro Station, visitors here can take their time to wander the Sacré Coeur Basilica (Sacred Heart Basilica of Montmartre), which boasts one of the largest mosaics in France, or soak in the Parisian vibe at the nearby village or artist square. The area is also renowned for numerous side walk cafés that offer a view of artists weaving their magic on canvas. Grab a seat at one, order a coffee and watch life go by.
STROLL THE SEINE
The River Seine is the best way to experience Paris on an intimate level. The riverside is riddled with numerous second-hand book stalls that sell old books, newspapers, artwork and postcards whilst the embankments also provide an ideal setting for a romantic stroll. Walking along the Seine will also bring you to a number of famous landmarks – the Notre Dame Cathedral, which you can visit for free as well as the iconic Pont des Arts Bridge famous for its love padlocks that have been left behind by couples over the years.
SAVOUR THE ARTS
No visit to Paris would be complete without taking in some of the museums and art galleries located in the city. Although places like the Louvre and Musée d'Orsay charge admission fees, the city also has quite a few free museums that are amazingly good. The Petit Palais located nearby the Champs-Elysées, displays a number of art pieces and masterpieces from the early 20th Century, whilst the Musée Carnavalet (Museum of Paris History) boasts a large collection of 19th and 20th century art from famous artists like Picasso and Bonnard.
WALK AROUND THE EIFFEL TOWER
It’s hard to miss the Eiffel Tower and despite the cliché involved in visiting the landmark, it’s definitely a ‘must-do’ on any Paris city itinerary. However once you’ve finished soaking in the wonderment of the structure, you can also explore the surrounding areas near the tower. Located just a stone's throw away from the Eiffel Tower are the Trocadéro, which offers manicured lawns, stunning fountains and an appealing viewpoint of the tower itself and the Jardins du Trocadéro, a sprawling 93,930 square metre garden and park area that wields a number of large fountains and sculptures.