EuroCheapo's Paris Sights Articles

Home to several of the world’s most celebrated museums and sights, Paris attracts fans of art, design, cinema, world cultures, religion, history and more. But did you know that there are easy ways to save on visiting these famous institutions? Read on for our tips to make your sightseeing as affordable as possible.

Also in our Paris guide:

• The best cheap hotels in Paris reviewed by our editors
• Articles about saving on Paris hotels
Free things to do in Paris and free outdoor activities
Practical tips to help you plan your trip
• Save on shopping
• Saving on nightlife and entertainment
• The best affordable restaurants and bars
• Ways to save on transportation
Cheap flights from Charles De Gaulle and Orly airport

Should you visit Disneyland Paris? Some thoughts on a Goofy day trip…

Should you visit Disneyland Paris? Some thoughts on a Goofy day trip…

Disneyland Paris—the words that strike fear in so many, and joy in so many others. I’ve been there. And I’d go again. But is it really worth leaving Paris to visit? Before you start rolling your eyes, know that in 2013, nearly 15 million visitors thought it was worth it to make the trip. So » Read more

Paris in the Rain: 5 activities for Paris when it drizzles

Paris in the Rain: 5 activities for Paris when it drizzles

Travelers are spoiled when there is constant sunshine in Paris, but when the weather turns to rain complete with lightning strikes, it gives a new meaning to the name “City of Light.” Walking or biking around Paris, however, can become a drag when the sky opens up and even the most prepared tourist may be » Read more

Relaxing in Paris: Tips for visiting the Jardin du Luxembourg

Relaxing in Paris: Tips for visiting the Jardin du Luxembourg

While the Right Bank has the Tuilieries Gardens, the Left Bank has two major green areas: The Jardin des Plantes and the Jardin du Luxembourg. The latter is the most visited and a must-see for those looking to get a taste for the pruning prowess of the French. Marie de Medici’s home in Paris, the » Read more

Paris: A guide to beating the crowds at the top tourist attractions

Paris: A guide to beating the crowds at the top tourist attractions

While you’re on the beaten path in Paris, it’s best to know when you can hit it while it’s the least crowded. Maximize your sightseeing time with a few easy tips on when to visit the city’s most popular landmarks. Louvre Visit late on Wednesdays or Fridays If you must, go on Wednesday or Friday » Read more

Tips for visiting Notre Dame in Paris

Tips for visiting Notre Dame in Paris

For an 850-year old church, this Paris must-see attraction still looks pretty good. So good in fact, the crowds keep on coming to Notre Dame. It’s amazing that daily religious masses still happen here with the constant circulation of tourist traffic, but with those rose stained-glass windows, classic Gothic architecture and flying buttresses, who can » Read more

Paris: 6 ways to celebrate the holidays (without blowing your budget)

Paris: 6 ways to celebrate the holidays (without blowing your budget)

There’s a nip in the air, but with Christmas right around the corner, Paris always seems to shines a bit brighter during the holiday season. But all those extra bobbles and balls do not mean you can’t still find some affordable cheer around town. Here are six easy ways to celebrate in Paris à la » Read more

Tips for visiting the Musee d’Orsay in Paris

Tips for visiting the Musee d’Orsay in Paris

An old train station built for the 1900s World Fair, the Musée d’Orsay became the city’s premier museum for Impressionist and Post-Impressionist art when it opened in 1986. It’s the place to see all of the French art that you know so well: Monet, Seurat, Cezanne, etc. Far from a secret spot, everyone loves flocking » Read more

Tennis and history on the outskirts of Paris

Tennis and history on the outskirts of Paris

When I lived in Paris a few years back, I always planned to check out the Roland Garros tennis complex. Unfortunately, studying for finals ended up getting in the way and I never made it out. So when I finally visited last week, I was happy to address this unfinished business. You might wonder why » Read more

Paris’ Bateaux-Mouches are the perfect tour for a tired traveler

Paris’ Bateaux-Mouches are the perfect tour for a tired traveler

As a Cheapo expert on hostels and study abroad – and being in the concerned age bracket myself – I was ecstatic to receive an invitation from Atout France USA to participate in a trip promoting youth travel in France. I was also a bit overwhelmed — I found out about the trip (to Paris » Read more

Paris Heat Wave Survival Strategies

Paris Heat Wave Survival Strategies

We’ve already given you some ideas on how to stay cool outdoors when Paris heats up. But when Paris on fire and you need a break from the stifling weather, sometimes it’s hard to know where to seek refuge in a town where the temperatures are usually mild enough to make air conditioning optional. Here » Read more

Paris Gets a New Make-Out Spot

Paris Gets a New Make-Out Spot

The Tour St. Jacques between Châtelet and Hôtel de Ville has long been a towering fixture of the Right Bank skyline. The flamboyant Gothic 16th-century tower is all that remains of Saint-Jacques-de-la-Boucherie, a medieval-style church that was destroyed during the French Revolution in 1793. It was reborn as a bell tower, a 19th-century bullet-making factory » Read more

Paris: A Cheapo Day in the 20th Arrondissment

Paris: A Cheapo Day in the 20th Arrondissment

For those who have been to Paris and feel like they’ve seen it all, head to the city’s 20th arrondissement for a change of pace. While not necessarily an “it” place to go, it’s just this lack of luster that makes it appeal to locals as a place to live and hang out. To see: » Read more

Two Paris Hot Spots Film Buffs Shouldn’t Miss

Two Paris Hot Spots Film Buffs Shouldn’t Miss

This film-loving city in the land where cinema was invented is home to a handful of state-subsidized cultural institutions dedicated to preserving the history of French film and document the city’s past and present. Open to the public, these collections offer an inexpensive, entertaining way to revisit classic films and get some perspective on Paris » Read more

New Free Walking Tour App for Paris-Loving Cinéphiles

New Free Walking Tour App for Paris-Loving Cinéphiles

Perhaps in part because Paris has been a backdrop for so many films, it’s impossible to stroll through the city without occasionally believing you have wandered onto a movie set. Cinemacity is a new free app produced by the city of Paris in conjunction with Arte TV that allows movie geeks to turn any Paris » Read more

An Ephemeral Garden at Paris’ Hotel de Ville

An Ephemeral Garden at Paris’ Hotel de Ville

Every year since 2006, the sprawling plaza in front of Paris’ city hall has been transformed into an ephemeral garden, offering a shock of verdant relief in the heart of this eternally gray city. The Paris municipal crew responsible for maintaining the city’s 480 gardens, 20 cemeteries and the 100,000 trees lining its avenues and » Read more

Paris Art Museums and Galleries: 5 ways to save on art

Paris Art Museums and Galleries: 5 ways to save on art

With its world class museums, Paris is a veritable feast for art lovers. If you’re planning on spending some of your time in the French capital soaking up all that glorious artwork on display, then it’s worth planning on how to get the most out of it. The majority of the city’s museums charge an » Read more

Paris: 7 public buses that are great for cheapo sightseeing

Paris: 7 public buses that are great for cheapo sightseeing

There is a certain, almost voyeuristic charm to taking the buses in Paris. While plenty of tourist buses pack visitors in and offer them headsets to learn about the history of the major monuments, why not opt for a more local soundtrack? If nothing else, at €1.80 a ticket, riding the public buses is definitely » Read more

And the award for “Best Train Station in Paris” goes to…

And the award for “Best Train Station in Paris” goes to…

With six major train stations including two of the busiest in Europe, it’s time to take a look at all of Paris’ historic “gares” that may – or may not – play a vital role in your French escapes.  Airplanes can sometimes be cheaper, but nothing beats the experience and convenience of taking a train » Read more

Paris: 6 cheapo ways to catch the Christmas spirit

Paris: 6 cheapo ways to catch the Christmas spirit

Paris will again transform into a winter wonderland as the holiday season kicks into high gear. This is possibly Paris as its best, with a cup of hot wine at one of the many outdoor markets or a stroll through the lights in the various shopping districts. It’s enchanting, it’s whimsical, and, above all, it’s » Read more

First time in Paris? 8 activities not to miss

First time in Paris? 8 activities not to miss

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Rumor has it you’re planning a trip to Paris! So bless your soul and grab my hand. I have a few recommendations for a dreamy Parisian bucket list, big or tall. Here is where I find my inspiration! 1. Book it! While kicking down the cobblestones, why not pick up » Read more

Paris: Our 7 favorite parks in Paris (with photos)

Paris: Our 7 favorite parks in Paris (with photos)

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Visiting Paris this summer? If so, don’t forget to stop and smell the roses! Throughout the city, you’ll find parks, squares and gardens. While on holiday, time is precious. I hear you! So to help out, I’ve created a list of favorite parks, along with the monuments, museums and shopping » Read more

Paris: 7 tips for surviving the Louvre

Paris: 7 tips for surviving the Louvre

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— The most visited museum in the world boasts more than a few masterpieces. With over 35,000 pieces of art on display and a crush of visitors six days a week, the Louvre is anything but quaint and calming. It can easily be one of the most exhausting experiences possible in » Read more

Paris: Cheapo day in the Marais; Free photo exhibit, cheap lunch, vintage shopping

Paris: Cheapo day in the Marais; Free photo exhibit, cheap lunch, vintage shopping

By Theadora Brack— This week, I decided to get on the horn with the charismatic Caroline Simonds, founder of Le Rire Medecin, a troupe of hospital clowns that are currently the focus of a free photo exhibit at the Hotel de Ville. “Let’s make a Cheapo day of it in Paris,” I told her. Wasting » Read more

Paris: Free outsider art exhibition at the gorgeous Pavillon Carré de Baudouin

Paris: Free outsider art exhibition at the gorgeous Pavillon Carré de Baudouin

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Trekking to Paris? Interested in the arts? Don’t forget the smaller museums, galleries and institutions. While running the streets in the city, I’ve spied a few recent trends. A great deal of the town halls (“mairies”) in the various arrondissements are sponsoring many of the coolest shows. And they’re usually » Read more

Paris: What’s hot (and what’s not) in 2012

Paris: What’s hot (and what’s not) in 2012

By Theadora Brack— I’ve decided to kick-off the grand New Year with another shot of what’s red-hot and what’s not in Paris. I’ll also include a few cool tips. So grab a chair and a spiked cuppa because it’s about to get real in the City of Light! 1. Je ne regrette rien—NOT. Dear Musée » Read more