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Several of Paris’ best activities and sights are completely free. From free concerts to free beverages (the city does offer free sparkling water fountains, after all!), the articles below cover some of the best ways to spend a “free day” in Paris.

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The Parisian Art of Squatting

The Parisian Art of Squatting

The Parisian artists squat has a storied history, with famous figures like Picasso, Matisse and Modigliani having taken up residence in city squats during the 20th century. Artists still dream of having a studio in the center of Paris, but prohibitive rents make this impossible for all but the lucky few. In recent years the » Read more

Free Classical Music Concerts in Paris

Free Classical Music Concerts in Paris

One of the most romantic cheap dates in Paris is a free classical music concert at one of the city’s atmospheric venues. And while there is an embarrassment of choice for free classical concerts throughout the year in churches and other venues, the end of summer in Paris offers a few more weeks of free » Read more

Paris Rolls Out Its Third Free Sparkling Water Fountain

Paris Rolls Out Its Third Free Sparkling Water Fountain

Not content to offer its citizens and guests mere free, clean, delicious tap water from the city’s 820 water fountains, Eau de Paris, the publicly funded organization that manages and promotes the city’s water, has introduced its third sparkling water fountain at the André Citroën park in the 15th arrondissement, offering complimentary chilled sparkling city » Read more

Paris Turns City Billboards Into a Free Open-Air Art Exhibition

Paris Turns City Billboards Into a Free Open-Air Art Exhibition

Paris is famously impoverished of locals throughout the month of August. But this summer, city billboards are being used for the first time as the vehicles for a free, open-air exhibition spread throughout the city to pay homage to Parisians. Until August 28, Les Parisiens features 48 whimsical illustrations by Kanako, the Japanese expat illustrator » Read more

Paris Offers Free Citywide Parking in August

Paris Offers Free Citywide Parking in August

One of the perks of sleepy summertime Paris is the reduction in traffic and pollution, giving pedestrians room to breathe and space to stroll and allowing for more leisurely bike riding and rollerblading. You certainly do not need a car to get around the city. But if you plan to use a car in Paris » Read more

Free Walking Tours with Real Parisians

Free Walking Tours with Real Parisians

Looking for a free guided tour of some untouristy corner of Paris and a way to actually meet a local other than a shopkeeper or a waiter? Part of the Global Greeter Network, Paris Greeters is an all-volunteer organization made up of outgoing tour guides who are passionate about their neighborhoods and anxious to share » Read more

Where to find free Wi-Fi in Paris

Where to find free Wi-Fi in Paris

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— If you’re visiting Paris and need a wireless network, the first place you’ll probably turn is your hotel. These days, even cheap hotels have begun offering free Wi-Fi. However, sometimes hotels charge a ridiculous amount and sometimes they don’t offer a wireless network at all. Luckily, there’s no need to » Read more

Paris: Street art exhibit and walking tour

Paris: Street art exhibit and walking tour

When someone mentions “Paris” and “art,” what’s the first thing that comes to mind? The Mona Lisa? The Musée d’Orsay? Maybe if you’re really forward-thinking it will be one of the more modern exhibits at the Pompidou Center. Yet, for almost 40 years Parisian artists have been taking their work to the streets – literally. In » Read more

Paris: 5 free things to do

Paris: 5 free things to do

Visiting Paris can be, how shall we say, très cher? But, several of its finest tourist sights don’t cost a euro-cent. Here’s a list of our top five favorite free attractions. 1) Père Lachaise Cemetery Frédéric Chopin, Guillaume Apollinaire, Honoré de Balzac, Édith Piaf… This cemetery is a “who’s who” of famous names, and not all » Read more

More Free Paris Newspapers: The Paris Times and Paris Voice

More Free Paris Newspapers: The Paris Times and Paris Voice

As we’ve already reported, paying €2.20 for a rather thin daily newspaper is simply foolish. In addition to the browsing English-language journals at the Museum of Parisian Architecture, there are several other ways to fulfill your free press needs in Paris. First off, always check your hotel lobby for free English dailies. Many hotels provide » Read more

Paris: Free News and Info

Paris: Free News and Info

If you’re in Paris and starved for some English language press, don’t pay €2.20 for a newspaper. The Museum of Parisian Architecture, located in the Pavillion de l’Arsenal, has a “bar à journaux” where anyone can sit and read the news for free. The International Herald Tribune is there, along with thirteen other daily papers » Read more

Where To Get a Free Coffee in Paris

Where To Get a Free Coffee in Paris

If you order it at the bar and imbibe it while standing, an espresso in Paris costs between €1.20 and €1.50. In an expensive city like Paris, this is a perfectly acceptable amount price for coffee. But if €1.20 is too much and you feel like a free shot, head for one of four Nespresso » Read more

Plan Ahead, Cheapos: “La Nuit des Musees” in Paris

Plan Ahead, Cheapos: “La Nuit des Musees” in Paris

For those on the hunt for a good cultural bargain, the Nuit des Musees in Paris can’t be beat. If you’re not familiar with it (yet), here’s the key info. In 2005, the French Department of Culture launched this program to provide free admission to select museums in Paris and throughout France, keeping museum doors » Read more

Matin Plus: A New Daily Paper for Paris

Matin Plus: A New Daily Paper for Paris

On Tuesday morning, a new freebie daily paper appeared on the streets of Paris and throughout France. “Matin Plus” debuted with a mission to be “informative and neutral,” and free. The new 28 page daily joins an increasingly crowded rack of free morning papers, including “20 Minutes” and “Metro.” “Matin Plus” is partially owned by » Read more

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