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Things that You can Do for Free in Paris

Paris is often referred to as the city of love, fashion capital and as a paradise.  There are a number of things that you can find that are cheap despite the fact that  Mecum entry fee can be steep ,fiine dining however comes at a premium.

You can visit the free Basilica and enjoy the Montmarte district.

Basilica du Sacré-coeur

It is a white marble church whi-ch crowns the lively Montmartre district in the 18th arrondissement.  Its interior is decorated with gold mosaics and towering stained glass windows.  You can also listen to one of the world’s heaviest bells. You can view all that for free however there is a fee that is charged to go into the dorm ear explore the crypt.  Basilica du Sacré-coeur is one of Paris’ top sites.  It is located at the top of the 180m high hill in Monmarte.

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Marche’ aux Puces de St Ouen

You can go window shopping at the  St Ouen flea market and antiques fair.  You can marvel at bearskin rugs, antique tapestries as well as brass driving bells in the decadently eccentric market place.  Also hop off the metro at Prte de Clignancourt, continue under the bridge until you see the souvenir stalls to the side streets.

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Trocadéro Square

You can head to Trocadéro Square and view the most photographed views of the Eiffel Tower.

It is located on the on the opposite side of the Seine to the Tower in Paris’ 16th Arrondissement.

Parc du Champ De Mar

If you are still looking for the perfect Eiffel Tower shot you can also go to the other side of the tower, at the Parc du Champ de Mar. it provides  a different angle. There will be scores of people lined up at the spot to capture the Eiffel Tower.   This is also a perfect place to have a picnic. Do not carry alcohol because public drinking is not allowed in the area.

Watch the Lights of the Eiffel Tower Sparkle

 

Watching the  Eiffel tower lights is free and it happens every night.  One of the most asmazing things is that it can be seen from any point in Paris.

Printemps Rooftop Café

It is well known for being Paris’ best kept secrets.  At this point you can have a 360 degree view of Paris. All you have to do is  to take the elevator  and then the escalator to the top floor of the Printemps Department Store the Deli-Cieux serves cafe food and stunning views. Be prepared to feel like you a right in the heart of the city.

Luxembourg Gardens

It was inspired by the Boboli Gardens in Florence and located on the border between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and the Latin Quarter. The Jardin du Luxembourg created upon the initiative of Queen Marie de Medici in 1612. They are a combination of French and English styles. There is a variety of variety of old and forgotten apples within the grounds. You can also learn about beekeeping at this place.

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