Paris can be a costly destination to visit, especially if you travel during the peak times and with your family. In fact, Paris was recently ranked one of the most expensive cities in the world along with the cities of Tokyo, Cancun, Sydney and London. That being said, a savvy traveler can always maximize their budget with a little planning and knowledge of the area. Coconut Club Vacations invites you on a journey with us to Paris and 10 free things you can do on your next trip to make the most of your travel dollar.
Visit the Jardin du Luxembourg – a popular botanical garden in the heart of London, it features tropical greenhouses, medicinal plants, a historic laboratory, a small zoo and children’s gallery.
Take a FREE tour of the Notre Dame Cathedral – one of the most well known structures in Europe, Notre Dame is available to visit for free and throughout the summer, visitors can even enjoy a free guided tour.
Explore the most visited cemetery in the world the Pere Lachaise is home to the remains of some of the most infamous people in history including Oscar Wilde, Jim Morrison and Proust.
Take a walk on La Promenade Plantée – an elevated walkway much like you would find in New York City, La Promenade Plantee is older and offers amazing views and beautiful greenery.
Visit the FREE Musée d’Art Moderne de Paris – while most museums will cost you, this popular museum is still free and features some of the best art ever created by the masters.
Go to the Marché d’Aligre Market – while all of Paris’s markets are free to visit, this one is one of the most popular. A food market, this popular Paris market is a foodies dream with artisan cheeses and meats not to mention the fresh baked goods.
Visit a park – The Parc des Buttes-Chaumont – Paris is known for its many parks and gardens however, this is by far one of the best known and most visited in the city today. Built in the 1860’s, this park features bridges, a waterfall, giant trees and even a cave featuring “fake” stalactites.
Take a stroll along the Seine – one of the most historic and significant rivers in the world, you can’t go wrong with a romantic stroll along the river which makes its way through the city.
Take a stroll in the Versailles Gardens – the palace itself is not free however, a visit to the gardens are almost always free to the public and they are well worth your time.
Musée Curie – a free museum in the heart of Paris, this one is focused on the Nobel Prize winner Madam Curie. Housed in her lab, it offers you a closer look at her and her life.
Make the most of your time in Paris.