Helpful hints and tips to those who are visiting Paris on a limited budget

3 nearly free (or completely free) sights to explore and enjoy

Paris can be a beautiful and cultural city to check out with plenty modern and historical attractions you can go to. Your getaway doesn't have to be expensive either. Allow me to share our top 3 affordable attractions in Paris. In Paris you can have a holiday without having to break the bank. 

Notre Dame Cathedral 
The Notre Dame Cathedral is free to go to all year long even though it costs €7.50 should you wish to climb the tower. The Cathedral took 200 years to complete building and was finally finished in 1345. It offers some beautiful gothic architecture including many gargoyles to inspire the artist within you. There are free tours available in several languages including English and German. It is on the Ile de la Cite right in the center of the Seine River, but you can get to the island by bridge from each side of the river. 

Paris Flea Markets

Even if you're not planning to buy anything, it really is worth a visit to the Paris Flea Markets only for the spectacle. Here you'll find many hundreds of stalls selling everything from antiques to art, vintage clothing and bric-a-brac. There's always some interesting bargains available and you will also find some cheap food outlets along the way should you fancy a sandwich or perhaps a croissant. 

Paris Ice Rinks
In the winter there are a variety of temporary ice rinks that pop-up throughout Paris including one in front of the Hotel de Ville and a superb rink on the first floor of the Eiffel Tower. The majority of ice-rinks are free, however, you might have to pay a few euros if you wish to hire ice-skates. In the winter months the ice rinks are busy, so even if you're not planning to skate it is a wonderful spectator sport. 

Bon Voyage Budget Traveller!

I hope these ideas helps your appetite on Paris, even though your budget may be limited. If you want to plan your budget city break in the city, feel free to consult my list of Paris prices where I have listed typical prices of household items, foods, drinks and restaurants/pubs in the city. 

The Iconic Eiffel Tower in Paris

The city of lights by night.

Eiffel tower & the City of lights
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