Things to do in Paris

There is no shortage of things to do in Paris and many of them are free. You can join a  walking tour or visit several museums. How about a stroll along the Seine at sunset? That’s free too. 

Free Museums Anyone?

Who needs to spend money on a Paris Museum Pass when there is so much to see for free? 

For a full list of free museums from the Paris Convention and Visitors bureau click here.  

Here's a same sample of what you can see - for free: 

Maison Victor Hugo - In Place des Vosges. See where Victor Hugo lived when he wrote Les Miserables.

Musee Carnavalet - Learn about the history of Paris here and don't miss the pretty gardens.

 Musee Carnavalet

Musee Carnavalet

 Musee Carnavalet

Musee Carnavalet

Arenes de Lutece The remains of a Roman Theater in the Latin Quarter

Memorial des Martyrs de la Deportation - On the tip of Ile de la Cite, behind Notre Dame. A memorial to the 200,000 people who were deported from Vichy, France to Nazi concentration camps during WWII

 Deportation Memorial

Deportation Memorial

 Place des Vosges

Place des Vosges

Wandering the Streets

One of my favorite things to do in Paris is to just wander the streets. On a trip several years ago the friend I was traveling with wanted to go to Versailles - but I wanted to stay in Paris and explore. 

Not only is walking good exercise - it's free! 

If you need a little structure for your walk you can pick up a book of Paris Walks. This is free if you can find a book in your local library. You can also download walks to your smart device - many of these are free. Or you can take an organized walking tour. 

 The Latin Quarter

The Latin Quarter

 
 Montmartre

Montmartre