Top 5 free attractions in Paris

Notre Dame Cathedral dbaron/Flickr

Notre Dame Cathedral ©dbaron/Flickr

The world’s most romantic city, the capital of fashion and art, a literary paradise…these all characterize the French capital city. Paris is one of the world’s most attractive cities, dragging millions of tourists each and every year. The French capital city is a quite expensive tourist destination, being home to world renowned attractions which perceive expensive entry fees.

These are fantastic attractions, but not everyone can afford to buy expensive tickets. But Paris has great attractions to offer to visitors traveling on limited budget, too. There are some excellent free attractions in Paris of which I will present you the top 5, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Sacre Coeur Basilica, the Carnavalet Museum, the Père Lachaise Cemetery and Le Champ de Mars.

The Notre Dame Cathedral

As one of the most iconic landmarks of the French capital city, the Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the top 5 free attractions of Paris. The imposing cathedral is world famous, attracting innumerable visitors each year. It presents fine Gothic decorations and gargoyles, being largely considered one of the world’s finest examples of French Gothic architecture.

Notre Dame Cathedral dbaron/Flickr

Notre Dame Cathedral ©dbaron/Flickr

The Sacre Coeur Basilica

Another iconic religious building of Paris is the beautiful Sacre Coeur Basilica. It is a fine example of Modern architecture. The minor basilica was dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Standing on the highest point of the city, the basilica is one of the most popular landmarks of Paris. It is also one of the most visited free attractions of the city.

Sacre-Coeur Basilica Terrazzo/Flickr

The Sacre-Coeur Basilica ©Terrazzo/Flickr

The Carnavalet Museum

One of the few free museums of Paris is the Musée Carnavalet. It presents the history of the city, beginning with its ancient origins up to the fashion-forward capital of present times. The Musée Carnavalet’s permanent collection has no charge. It is a great visitor attraction of Paris. The closest métro stops to the museum are Chemin Vert and Saint Paul.

The Père Lachaise Cemetery

Famous for being one of the most haunted places of Paris, the Père Lachaise Cemetery is a weird, but attractive sight of the city. The graves of such famous personalities like Proust, Oscar Wilde, Balzac or Jim Morrison can be found in the cemetery. If you are attracted by weird sights, I recommend you not to miss this cemetery.

Entrance of the Père Lachaise Cemetery solaris girl/Flickr

Entrance of the Père Lachaise Cemetery ©solaris girl/Flickr

Parc Monceau

One of the most attractive open spaces of Paris is the beautiful Parc Monceau. The park includes numerous statues of luminaries Guy de Maupassant and Chopin. The park is famous for its rich history, making it a fantastic spot for a promenade. The park was the site of a massacre in 1871. Besides, it was also a favorite painting spot for Claude Monet. Don’t miss to visit this amazing park!

 

 

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