Paris is one of the most expensive cities in the world. Of course, this piece of information is not breaking news – it’s a matter of common knowledge. However, did you know that you could go to Paris and see some of the top attractions of this romantic city without having to pay so much as a dime? That’s right – you can go to one of the most popular tourist destination on this planet and enjoy yourself without having to declare bankruptcy by the end of your vacation.
The Eiffel Tower
What trip to Paris can be complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower? Now, if you aren’t too particular about going all the way to the top of the tower (which, by the way, you have to pay for!) you can enjoy the beauty of this iconic structure from almost anywhere in the city. It’s kinda hard to miss anyway. Stroll around it, stand underneath and gape at the structure, or pack a picnic and enjoy it in one of the lawns nearby…..either way, you will end up having a great time.
The Seine River
The Seine River adds another element of romance in this already romantic city. The banks of the river are perfect for you to stroll along with that special someone in your life whispering sweet nothings under the starry sky. Or, simply carry a hamper of goodies and enjoy a late afternoon lunch by the river in a cozy spot. You don’t need to spend money to enjoy Seine’s beauty. Make your way to one of the many bridges in the city and begin having a good time already!
Notre Dame Cathedral
Not only is this cathedral one of the most fabulous pieces of architecture in the world, it has also been eternally romanticized and eternalized as an inspiration for Victor Hugo’s classic, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame.” While you need to shell out money to visit the museum and climb to the towers, you can walk around or inside the cathedral for free. In addition, if luck is on your side, you may be able to get tickets for one of the many free concerts the cathedral hosts throughout the year.
Fragonard Perfume Museum (Le Musee du Parfum)
The Fragonard Perfume Museum, also known as Le Musee du Parfum, is a private museum in the breathtaking Napolean III townhouse. Admission to the museum is free and along with the period furnishings of the house, you can also see perfumery objects from different time periods, including antique perfume bottles, containers and toiletry sets. A particularly interesting exhibit is the orgue à parfum (perfume organ) that has tiers of ingredient bottles arranged around a balance used to mix fragrances.