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Cheap Skates for Cheapskates: Free skating in Paris

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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 your skate on

Located in the Fourth Arrondissement near the majestic Notre Dame and the expansive Pompidou Center; the Hôtel de Ville serves as Paris’ city hall, as well as the office of the mayor.

If you need skates, it costs a mere €5 to rent a pair, but if you bring your own, the skating’s completely free! The rink is open Monday through Thursday from 12 noon to 10 PM, Friday at 12 noon until midnight, Saturday from 9 AM to midnight, and on Sunday from 9 AM to 10 PM.

The rink opens December 19th and is open to the public until March 1st.

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About the author: Tom created and launched EuroCheapo from his Berlin apartment in 2001. He returned to New York in 2002, set up office, and has led the EuroCheapo team from the Big Apple ever since. He travels to Europe several times a year to update EuroCheapo's hotel reviews. Tom is also a co-host of the New York City history podcast, The Bowery Boys.

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