4. Explore the Historical Churches in Paris
The Cathedral de Notre Dame, as mentioned above, is one of the main attractions in Paris. And since it is a church, entrance is free. Other churches worth visiting include; Sainte-Chapelle, Eglise St-Germain-des-Pres and the Eglise St-Sulpice. You can’t exclude visiting these wonderful churches from any list of free things to do in Paris.
5. Learn How to Cook French Cuisine
French cuisine, anyone? Yes, of course. Who would say no to such a delicious treat? But what if you have the chance to learn how to cook the French way? And for Free? The FCC or the Federation de Cuisine offers free French cuisine cooking courses, and it is something you should really take advantage of.
6. Sample Wine for Free
Wine lovers will surely find the free sipping offerings at some wine shops irresistible. The Las Derniere Goutte offers free wine samplings (and free cheese) every Fridays at five in the afternoon and all-day on Saturdays from 11 in the morning.
7. Hunt for Bargains in the Flea Markets
Just like everywhere else in the world, Paris is also full of flea markets. The Clignancourt – Marche aux Puces St-Ouen – is one place to go. The Porte de Montreuil is another bargain centre worth visiting, as well as Foire de Chatou (popular for ham and antiques).
8. Watch Free Cinema
Summer is the best time to be in Paris, and it is also the most ideal time to watch an outdoor screening of American and foreign films in a wonderful ambiance. Head to the Parc de la Villette with your picnic baskets and blankets, and enjoy the movies.
9. Attend Free Concerts
Music speaks to the heart and the soul. You do not have to understand the words to appreciate and get mesmerized with the melody of the songs. For free concerts, head off to American Church in Paris and the Notre Dame Cathedral.
10. Get Treated with Free Food
So, free wine, free cheese, free movie, free concert and now free food? Unbelievable? Yes? Possible in Paris? Definitely, yes. The Le Bouillon Belges promises to keep you from going hungry while in Paris. Just make sure that you order drinks first though.