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

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

Paris: Free Wi-Fi, video games and art at the Gaîté Lyrique

Paris: Free Wi-Fi, video games and art at the Gaîté Lyrique

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— After days exploring the halls of Paris’ biggest and – let’s face it – most exhausting museums, every visitor to the city needs a break. For an inexpensive respite, you can always head to a café or sit in a park. But why not step into one of Paris’s newest » Read more

Paris: 5 more spots for the perfect photo ops

Paris: 5 more spots for the perfect photo ops

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Golden leaves are falling in Paris, making it the perfect time to roll out another batch of iconic French backdrops for photo ops, perfect for your social media portraits and status updates, too. Celebrating my favorite street photographers—Brassaï, Robert Doisneau, and Eugène Atget—I’ve meshed the old with the new, fully » Read more

Paris Review: Christmas windows at Galeries Lafayette and Printemps

Paris Review: Christmas windows at Galeries Lafayette and Printemps

From Theadora Brack in Paris— Trekking to Paris during the months of November and December? If so, don’t miss the lights and “Vitrines de Noël” (holiday windows) on the hustling, bustling Boulevard Haussmann. The festive, gussied-up stroll both soothes and re-energizes my spirits every time. Yes, the lights are much brighter there! This year, however, » Read more

Paris: 6 ghosts you can visit this Halloween

Paris: 6 ghosts you can visit this Halloween

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Snuggle tight, because it’s high time to throw a few ghost tales your way. It is, after all, Halloween today in the United States. So I thought we’d spend a minute discussing some of the women and men who haunt the most famous sights in Paris. Grab the flashlights, marshmallows » Read more

Paris: 6 Iconic spots for the best photo-ops

Paris: 6 Iconic spots for the best photo-ops

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Got 24 hours to spend in Paris? Grab the cameras and bucket lists, and let’s shoot the city like there’s no tomorrow. Here are six of my favorite iconic backdrops for photo ops, perfect for your social media portraits and status updates, too. There’s no sin in boasting. Besides, it’s » Read more

Palace of Versailles: 5 tips for making the most of your visit

Palace of Versailles: 5 tips for making the most of your visit

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— Few experiences in Paris will leave you as spellbound and awestruck as the massive monarchical monolith that is the Palace of Versailles. Louis XIV’s palatial compound and spectacular gardens still wow visitors today just as they did during a period when nobles and mistresses filled the halls, hoping for a » Read more

Paris: A Notre Dame walking (and reading) tour

Paris: A Notre Dame walking (and reading) tour

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Toots, I did it again. I fell head over heels in love with Paris all over de nouveau. Setting the scene, I had just finished inspecting a slew of hotels in the Latin Quarter, and was headed to meet friends at the wine bar 5ème CRU. This Cheapo haven is » Read more

Paris: 10 ways to save time (and see more) in Paris

Paris: 10 ways to save time (and see more) in Paris

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— Visitors to Paris quickly realize that, even before hitting their last centime, time is the city’s most precious commodity. Tourists want to do and see it all in… but have limited time. From the top of the Eiffel Tower to the bottom of the Catacombs the options are vast. So » Read more

Free Walking Tours in Paris: 3 tours for Cheapos

Free Walking Tours in Paris: 3 tours for Cheapos

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— When it comes to discovering Paris, walking is the only surefire way to really get to know the city. Boats and buses are wonderful ways to explore, but they limit you and prevent you from going at your own pace. Bikes are great, but zipping through traffic means that you » Read more

Paris: Visiting Venus at the Louvre

Paris: Visiting Venus at the Louvre

By Theadora Brack in Paris— Like king crooner Morrissey, whenever I’m having a challenging day, “I throw my arms around Paris,” and hotfoot it over the Pont du Carrousel to the Louvre where the stone and steel not only accept my love, but transport me to dizzying new heights. Here I find peace and tranquility, » Read more

Paris: 7 oh-la-la spots to rendezvous with a view

Paris: 7 oh-la-la spots to rendezvous with a view

By Theadora Brack in Paris—With long looks and fiery chitchat, let’s kick off the chilly New Year in Paree with a smoldering nod to the late, great Eric Rohmer (1920-2010) and his movie Les Rendezvous de Paris! Cheapos, it is cold outside, but our love of Paris, vin chaud and French Cinema will keep us » Read more

A List of Free and Discounted Museums in Paris

A List of Free and Discounted Museums in Paris

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— Paris is so saturated with museums, monuments and historical landmarks that it’s difficult to know where to begin planning. For those looking to save some euros, one place to begin your research is by looking at museums and attractions that offer free or reduced admission. It is possible, after all, » Read more

Paris: A Cheapo day in the Marais

Paris: A Cheapo day in the Marais

By Bryan Pirolli in Paris— The Marais, one of Paris’ most adorable neighborhoods, is home to chic boutiques, hip restaurants, and royal scenery. The trendy area also boasts rents that rival Manhattan’s Chelsea and West Village (with a gay culture to match!). However, there is plenty for Cheapos to enjoy as they walk through the » Read more

Paris: 3 Peaceful places that inspire

Paris: 3 Peaceful places that inspire

“We’ll always have Paris,” Rick tells Elsa at the end of the movie Casablanca, without mentioning any of their favorite haunts in the City of Light. But I say, “Play it again, Sam,” and this time with addresses. After all, everyone’s got their own Paris. For instance, King Henri IV cavorted on the tip of » Read more

Paris Day Trip: Marie Antoinette’s “Petit Trianon” at Versailles

Paris Day Trip: Marie Antoinette’s “Petit Trianon” at Versailles

Whenever I need a getaway from the hustle and bustle of Paris, I usually daytrip it to Le Domaine de Marie-Antoinette. Nestled behind the Château du Versailles is a palace called “Le Petit Trianon,” meshed with a dreamy little hamlet created for the Queen. It’s the perfect spot for a little introspection and super cool » Read more

Paris: Visiting the Arc de Triomphe

Paris: Visiting the Arc de Triomphe

Cheapos, let’s talk monuments. While the bird’s-eye view on top of one is certainly spectacular and all, often it’s the mere sight of the monument from afar that takes my breath away. For instance, my favorite spots in Paris for gazing up at the Arc de Triomphe are located on two popular promenading stretches: Avenue » Read more

Paris Walking Tour: Famous artists’ studios in Montmartre

Paris Walking Tour: Famous artists’ studios in Montmartre

Apparently a postcard just wouldn’t do. Last week (May 20, 2010) in Paris, a thief swathed in black picked a padlock, smashed a window and stole five masterpieces from the Musée d’Art Moderne. Taken were “Dove with Green Peas” by Picasso (1911), “La Pastorale” by Matisse (1906), “Olive Tree Near l’Estaque” by Georges Braque (1906), » Read more

Paris Place: Le Square du Vert-Galant at the tip of the Ile de la Cité

Paris Place: Le Square du Vert-Galant at the tip of the Ile de la Cité

Spring has finally sprung in Paris, so with arms tangled and hair highly mussed, let’s stroll like real Parisians to my favorite centuries-old romantic hot spot, le Square du Vert-Galant at the tip of the Île de la Cité. Created by passionate King Henri IV, its spectacular view of la Seine and currents crashing into its » Read more

Paris: Overcome jet lag with this tasty walking tour

Paris: Overcome jet lag with this tasty walking tour

Wake up! Wake up, you Cheapo-heads! Even in the City of Light, beating jet lag during the winter season is a difficult feat for most. Yes, the sun also rises, but not until late morning… So to help out with jet lag in Paris, here’s an eye-opening walking tour with a sculptural twist, geared to » Read more

Paris: The Eiffel Tower turns 120 (and shares some beauty tips)

Paris: The Eiffel Tower turns 120 (and shares some beauty tips)

Reflecting recently on the grace and beauty of the Eiffel Tower on her 120th birthday, I stopped to consider how she still looks so smart. After all, sight-seeing during the rainy winter months in Paris can wreak havoc on the complexion! So how has she managed to look so good after standing around for 120 years? But » Read more

Paris: Underground artists go mainstream at 59Rivoli

Paris: Underground artists go mainstream at 59Rivoli

Back in Picasso’s day, many Paris artists took up residence in a tenement in Montmartre called “Le Bateau-Lavoir.” More recently, cash-strapped artistes have resorted to squatting in abandoned buildings, in search of a cheap place to live or work. What happens when someone comes in to kick out the squatters? In the case of 59Rivoli, the » Read more

Paris Tip: Discover the city’s hidden parks

Paris Tip: Discover the city’s hidden parks

Paris was made for picnics and long walks. A picnic here on the Champs de Mars or even a sunset stroll through the Jardin du Luxembourg is lovely in warm weather. If you want to leave the tourists behind for a more tranquille commune with nature, check out these hidden parks of Paris. Parc Monceau » Read more

Paris Free Walking Tour: The dancers of Cimetiere de Montmartre

Paris Free Walking Tour: The dancers of Cimetiere de Montmartre

Text and photos One of my favorite places to visit early on a Sunday morning (besides the flea market!) is Paris’ Cimetière de Montmartre. Spanning 110 acres (in 33 divisions), it’s nearly impossible to pay homage to everyone buried there, but with a little planning, you can narrow the field to suit your own passions. » Read more

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