A trip to Paris is a dream-come-true, whether you wish to visit the authentic markets of the French or the soaring church spires is what make you weak at the knees. There is no double that Paris is the place where you’d want to be seduced by must-sees. It is the capital of fashion, and the city of romance is paradise, whether you love fine dining or museums, you could enjoy it all without spending too much with a bit of planning.
To ensure you get the most out of your Paris experience, here is a list of free activities offered in the French capital.
Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris
Festooned with Gothic and gargoyle touches, the Cathédrale Notre Dame de Paris is a Paris icon that should be the first stop for any visitor and entrance to the medieval edifice is completely free. Should you wish to climb the twin towers then there is a cost involved.
Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen
What the locals call lécher les vitrines, window-shopping is a great idea if you wish to take a look at the wonderful and wild curiosities you don’t participate in buying but why not take a peek at the indulgent objets d’art. The antiques far and the flea market at St-Ouen is where you can allow your imagination to run wild while you enjoy antique tapestries, bearskin rugs and tapestries at the market that offers decadently eccentric stuff, which will get you to raise your eyebrows once you actually look at the price tags.
Parc du Champs de Mars
Your budget might feel the squeeze, but Eiffel tower offers views you’ll never forget. If you grab a picnic blanket the flowerbeds and manicured lawns of the Parc due Champs de Mars is the perfect spot to sip on fine wine and to take your first bite of the best brie in the world.
Parc des Buttes-Chaumont
It will murder your calf muscles, yet your senses will thank you for the feast as you walk up the steepest park in Paris. Parc des Buttes-Chaumont offers a waterfall landscaped by the landscaping mastermind Baron Haussmann and you’ll never forget the rocky reliefs and bird life.
Visit the Atelier Brancusi studio for free, enjoy the sculpture of Brancusi’s and enjoy the abstract art of the Romanian-born sculptor who is known for his work called the Kiss. The workshop of Brancusi offers an intimate glimpse into this truly brilliant artist’s mind.
End every day spent in Paris with something sweet by walking down the cobblestone market street where the fromageries, sweet shops and bakers offers some of the best treats you’ll ever enjoy. On a Saturday it also offers entrance to a massive food market while you get to listen to cat-calling vendors and the hum of foodie battering. Just before you rush off to buy your ticket to Paris, do make not of the fashion shows at the Galleries Lafayette every week from Monday to Friday at 3 pm!