Just because your budget is limited, doesn’t mean you have to be! ShortTermHousing.com has listed a few of the top free things to do in Paris. That’s right free! Not cheap. Not inexpensive. But completely free! Enjoy.
Dancing and Music
Dancers gather every evening from mid-May through September. Free dance lessons are also offered at 7:30 pm for dances like the tango, swing, and Salsa.
Offers free classical music, choral, and organ concerts at 7pm on the first Saturday of each month.
Enjoy music and dancing at the bottom of Rue Mouffetard every Sunday at noon.
Art and Culture
Admission at the Louvre (Mona Lisa’s home) the first sunday of each month, July 14th, and free to guests who are 25 and younger on Friday nights from 6 to 9:45 pm.
Free the first Sunday of every month, and always free for those under 18 years old.
- Fashion Shows at Galeries Lafayette’s
Offering free weekly fashion shows, where you can watch models flaunt the latest trends during a thirty minute presentation.
Offering free seminars and lectures on subjects including philosophy, sociology, history, science, and archeology.
Viewing the Artist Antoine Bourdelle’s Montparnasse house, garden, sculptures, paintings, and drawings are always free.
Held every June to celebrate every genre of music.
Transforms the banks of the Seine river into a beach boardwalk every summer.
Held every July 14th, featuring firework displays, parades, and street festivals to celebrate the dawn on the 1789 French Revolution.
One of the city’s most popular annual events featuring dancers, musicians, elegant flags, theatrical performances, and film festivals.
Exploring and Discovering
Enjoy free coffee, or tea served with maple syrup, as you browse the wide selection of books written in a multitude of languages.
Recite a poem, song, or story on stage and get free drinks!
On Friday evenings hundreds of locals skate through the streets of Paris. Grab some skates and join in!
Visit to learn about the history, development, and planning of Paris.