What’s free to visit in Paris?

Bons plans Culture : Que visiter à Paris gratuitement ?

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Paris is without doubt the capital of culture. The capital offers a wide range of cultural activities and a multitude of free good deals to make the most of your stay in Paris without spending a thing. Discover in our guide all the best activities and addresses from 0€.

Free monuments in Paris

Parisian monuments offer three different free admission formulas: free admission for young people (all under 18 and all EU citizens under 26), free admission on the first Sunday of the month, and free admission for everyone, every day, for Notre-Dame de Paris and the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur.

Free museums in Paris

Many Paris museums offer their permanent collections free of charge to the general public, all year round. Temporary exhibitions, on the other hand, are not free.

Cultural centers and institutes in Paris

With 58 cultural centers, Paris is home to the largest number of foreign cultural institutes in the world. The mission of these cultural institutes is to foster the development of cultural relations between their country/region and France, by offering a wide range of free events open to all, such as exhibitions, concerts, shows, theater, cinema, meetings, conferences…

Art galleries in Paris

With its countless contemporary art galleries, Paris offers a wide range of free cultural activities. These galleries host exhibitions throughout the year, allowing visitors to discover the contemporary art scene. Admission is free, and the program is constantly evolving. It’s a great way to discover new talent, and maybe even start your own collection.

Parisian auction houses

Parisian auction houses organize public auctions throughout the year. They are free and open to all, with no obligation to bid. It’s a fun and unique way to explore the Paris art market.

Gardens in Paris

With almost 500 parks, Paris abounds in neighborhood gardens and squares, lush green settings that invite you to relax. With the exception of the Jardin d’Acclimatation, the Jardin Albert Khan and the Parc Floral, for which admission is still charged, all the capital’s parks and gardens are free.

Churches in Paris

Paris is home to a large number of religious buildings. Whether you’re a believer or not, the capital’s churches are full of surprises. Architectural feats and little-known masterpieces by great painters are freely accessible to the public.

Parisian cemeteries

Cemeteries are an integral part of Paris’ cultural heritage. Away from the hustle and bustle of the capital, Parisian cemeteries are free and open to all, offering beautiful walks between the graves of unknowns and celebrities alike: Jim Morrison and Oscar Wilde at Père Lachaise, Serge Gainsbourg at the Montparnasse cemetery or Dalida at Montmartre.

Getting around Paris

Paris has an extensive and efficient public transport network, making it easy for tourists to get around the city. Here are the different ways of getting around Paris by public transport: