EuroCheapo's Paris Outdoors Articles

Paris’ beautiful outdoor spaces draw tourists and locals alike, with parks, waterways, and sporting facilities that offer a great break. Check out our articles below for ways to celebrate Paris’ great outdoors without spending too many euros.

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Parc des Buttes Chaumont: A breath of fresh (and free) air in Paris

Parc des Buttes Chaumont: A breath of fresh (and free) air in Paris

It’s summer in Paris, and what better way to enjoy the warm breeze than a picnic in the park? When one thinks of parks in Paris, Champ de Mars is often the traveler’s favorite. It’s the long stretch of grass surrounding the Eiffel Tower… you know, the iconic spot that’s probably in your Paris daydreams. » Read more

Money-Saving Nano Workouts in Paris

Money-Saving Nano Workouts in Paris

The French might not be famous gym rats, but Paris does have plenty of sports facilities for those looking for a serious workout as well as cheap ways to stay fit. Visitors can find plenty of ways to maximize physical activity throughout the day that will help offset macaron binges or other excesses that generally » Read more

The Seine Gets a Makeover

The Seine Gets a Makeover

The banks of the Seine river in Paris are a listed World Heritage site. In June, a month before Paris Plages set up shop in two locations along the river, the city returned a once car-clogged stretch of picturesque Left Bank riverside land to pedestrians. “Les Berges,” the more than three-year, 35 million ($47 million) » Read more

Free Ways to Cool Down When Paris Heats Up

Free Ways to Cool Down When Paris Heats Up

Average temperatures in summertime Paris hover at a reasonable 77 degrees Fahrenheit, which is one of the reasons that air conditioning in the French capital is considered more luxury than necessity. But Paris weather can be as moody and unpredictable as a French man in love. And when temperatures soar, this means that traditional urban » Read more

Paris Goes to the Beach July 20-August 18

Paris Goes to the Beach July 20-August 18

In the summer of 2002, newly elected socialist Mayor of Paris Bertrand Delanoë transformed the banks of the Seine into a sandy beach. The philosophy behind this spectacular gesture? To provide an urban oasis and a gathering place for cash-strapped Parisians on a staycation as well as the hordes of tourists who flock to the » Read more

Paris: Outdoor delights at the Jardin des Tuileries and the Jardin du Luxembourg

Paris: Outdoor delights at the Jardin des Tuileries and the Jardin du Luxembourg

Next month marks my birthday, along with those of two former French queens, so why not celebrate April in Paris with a little regalicious pomp and circumstance at either Catherine de Médici’s Jardin des Tuileries or Marie de Médici’s Jardin du Luxembourg? Suivez-moi, Cheapos! Jardin des Tuileries Métro: Tuileries, Concorde, Palais Royal/Musée du Louvre, Pyramides » Read more

Paris Free Walks: 2 cultural strolls about town

Paris Free Walks: 2 cultural strolls about town

In preparation for the “Journées Européens du Patrimoine” (European Heritage Days), the Mairie of Paris has put together 27 balades, or “strolls,” highlighting cultural and historical themes throughout the city. Although the descriptions of these self-guided walking tours are only available in French, the easy-to-read maps make it possible for anyone to follow the trail. » Read more

Cheap Skates for Cheapskates: Free skating in Paris

Cheap Skates for Cheapskates: Free skating in Paris

Ah, we love Paris at Christmastime! And, even though this city is certainly no slouch when it comes to attractions (Hello Mona Lisa!), it’s always refreshing to get out of the museum mindset and work in some vacation-friendly exercise. That’s why we’re recommending the very, merry Cheapo skating rink at the Hôtel de Ville. Get » Read more

Paris Fitness: Five ways to stay in shape

Paris Fitness: Five ways to stay in shape

Visiting Paris as a tourist usually means long days of hiking across town, climbing steps, and carrying a backpack. With so much physical activity, you can just forget about the need to hit the gym, right? Well, for us it also means days that begin with a butter croissant (268 calories) and end with a creme caramel (759 » Read more

Paris: Parc Floral Blooms In Spring

Paris: Parc Floral Blooms In Spring

Photograph by Mike Kirwan Ah, springtime in Paris… Paris comes alive in the spring, a time when the city thaws out from the doldrums of gray winters. Parisian boutiques roll out daring new designs, restaurants update their menus to include fresh legumes ripe for the season, and locals trade in their husky scarves for leaner » Read more

Paris: Secret Garden Hideaways

Paris: Secret Garden Hideaways

Springtime in Paris equals the outdoors—lingering in the outdoor markets, lazing away the afternoon at a cafe, or finding a park bench in the sun. The city teems with legendary public gardens like the Jardin du Luxembourg, the Tuileries, and the Jardin des Plantes, but there are also lots of secret garden hideaways worth tracking » Read more

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