Paris – the city of love, the fashion capital – is one of the most amazing cities in the world. But honestly, can be very expensive also. If you do not want to spend a lot of money, but want to make the best of your holiday, here are some great free activities for you! 🙂
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris
Notre Dame is among the most well-known churches in the world, and one of the most popular attractions in Paris. This building is the greatest example of French Gothic architecture. Its treasury contains some of the most important relics, as the Crown of Thorns, one of the Holy Nails or a fragment of the True Cross. Admission is free, however you have to pay entry fee (10 euros) if you want to climb the 422 steps to the towers.
Jardin du Luxembourg
It is always a good idea to take a little break during your city trip and relax few hours in a park. Le Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Garden) is located in the 6th district, and was created in the 17th century, by Marie de’ Medici. Today, this garden is the second largest one in Paris, and owned by the French Senate. It contains over hundred monuments, fountains and statues. Have a picnic here and enjoy the calm atmosphere of the garden!
Père Lachaise cemetery
Largest cemetery in Paris with 44 hectares, and also the most visited cemetery in the world with over 3 million visitors per year. This cemetery was opened in the beginning of the 19th century and notable for the graves of famous musicians, writers, actors and actresses. (For example Edith Piaf, Jim Morrison, Oscar Wilde, Frédéric Chopin etc..)
Basilique du Sacré Coeur
Basilique Sacré Coeur (Basilica of the Sacred Heart) is a Roman Catholic church, dedicated to Jesus’ Sacred Heart. The church is located in the 18th arrondissement, Montmarte district. Its consturction started in 1875 and ended in 1914. The Basilica includes a garden with fountain. Admission is free, but there is a charge to enter into the dome or to the crypt.
If you want to experience something unique and local, you should visit Paris’ greatest food market in the 12th arrondissement. Here you can find everything you have ever wanted to taste: cheese, wine, baguettes, exotic candied fruits, vegetables, pistachios, grey French sea salt, herbs, meat etc.. But not only food that you can buy here. Lots of antique dealers try to sell their products like glassware, forks, knifes, paintings, carpets, old books, home accessories etc…