5 Free Must-See Destinations In Paris

Paris is known for a lot of nicknames, including “the City of Lights” and “Paname” because of the city’s romantic and bright atmosphere. Unfortunately, it is also known as one of the most expensive cities in the world. Airfare is expensive, especially if you have flight from Toronto to Paris or flight from Vancouver to Paris expenses.  Add free destinations to your list to enjoy more destinations  from the city.

view from top of Notre-Dame in Paris

1.   Trocadero Square

The Trocadero Square offers a great view of the Eiffel Tower. Visiting the tower itself requires paying admission. If you only want to take pictures for social media, the Trocadero Square is one of the perfect spots.

Trocadero Square Paris

2.   Basilica Du Sacre-Coeur

This church is the second most popular monument in Paris. It is known for its great architecture from the inside and the outside. The world’s largest mosaic of Jesus Christ is also located in this place. Enjoy the street performers and watch the setting sun during the early evening. Take note: you have to pay a small fee to climb the dome.

sacre coeur paris

3.     The Streets Of Montmartre

Montmartre is probably a very familiar location in Paris. You can see this place in some movies that feature the city. This place is for people who like to appreciate Paris’ art and creative culture. If you have more time to spare, walking in the streets of Montmartre and absorbing its culture is truly one of the best Paris experience.


4.   Arc De Triomphe

The Arc De Triomphe was built in order to honor the people who fought in the French  Revolution and Napoleonic Wars. Taking a selfie outside of the monument is free for everyone. Thus, this is also a popular tourist spot for people who want to take a photo as a souvenir. However, if you want to take a few pictures inside and visit the tomb of an unknown WWI soldier, you need to pay a small charge.

Paris, Arc de Triomphe

5.   Galeries Lafayette

How about some touring experience in one of Paris’ massive department stores, Galeries Lafayette? The store offers a 360 view of Paris, an experience that shows the harmony between engineering and art. The store is known for its assortment of dining options that you can enjoy whether you’re tight in budget or has a lot of funds to spare. To complete the experience in Paris, you can attend a free fashion show which is held every Friday by signing up online.

Galeries Lafayette, Paris