Visit Paris like a local
Paris is one of the world's most popular travel destinations, but it can be pretty pricey. Between the delicious food, stunning fashion, must-see museums, and luxurious hotels, there are plenty of things you'll want to spend your money on in Paris. Luckily, there are also some great free options if you're looking to pad out your travel itinerary in the city of love like Localers.
Check out these five great things to see and do for free in Paris:
You'll pretty much triple the number of free things you can do in Paris if you visit over the first Sunday of the month. On these days, you can enter many of the most popular museums, galleries, and monuments in Paris for free. If you're looking to save money on entry to the Louvre, the Centre Pompidou, or the Musee d'Orsay, head there for the first weekend of the month.
Jardin du Luxembourg
The Luxembourg gardens are well worth a visit, situated in the centre of the city and offering a beautiful display of colourful flowers, perfectly manicured lawns, and a picturesque lake. It's the perfect spot to spend some time wandering around or hanging out with a book and a baguette.
Shakespeare and Company Bookshop
You've got to visit Shakespeare and Company while you're in Paris. You'll recognize this excellently stocked little bookstore from films like Midnight in Paris and Julie & Julia, and it does almost seem like a film set - it's hard to imagine somewhere so aesthetically and intellectually inspiring in the real world, and yet you can see it for yourself for free.
Sunset at Sacre Couer
The Sacre Couer is one of Europe's most beautiful churches, perching at the top of the stylish neighbourhood of Montmartre. Head up right before sunset and grab a seat on the steps to watch the sun go down over a truly breathtaking panorama of the whole city.
The Love Wall in Montmartre
While you're in the Montmartre area, make sure to visit the Love Wall. This romantic spot features a stretch of wall with "I love you" written across it, thousands of times in many languages. If you're visiting Paris with your partner, this is a must-see monument for a special moment together.
Paris will blow your mind whether you're looking to spend big or save your cash. Take advantage of these free tourist attractions-you and your wallet won't regret it!