Paris for Free: 5 Amazing Tips for the City Lovers!
Certainly one can use free tips when it comes to a beautiful yet expensive city such as Paris. Here are our top 5 tips for the true Paris lovers.
1) Promenade Plantée.
Walking the small, characteristic streets of Paris is on the to-do-list of everybody. But what if you could actually walk above them, right between the typical roofs of the city? Stretching across 4,5 km and going through some of the most impressing views of the 12th arrondissement, the Promenade Plantée, gives you this chance. Once a train line above the city, this old viaduct has been transformed into a green walk with many types of plants and trees. It starts behind the Bastille.
2) Cimetière du Père Lachaise.
There is only a place on earth where you can visit Chopin, Molière, Oscar Wild and Jim Morrison all together. That is Père Lachaise Cemetery. Situated on the eastern side of the city, in the 20th arrondissement, this famous necropolis has a very romantic feel to it due to the abundant vegetation and the incredible mixes of architectural styles that really attenuate the sadness of the place.
3) Parc des Buttes-Chaumont.
If you want to go romantic or simply have an open-air picnic to remember, then Parc des Buttes-Chaumont will not let you down. It has its own lake, bridges and waterfalls. We advise to walk all the way up to the Temple de la Sybille and enjoy one of the most amazing views of Paris.
4) Marché aux Puces de St-Ouen.
No trip to Paris is completed without some good old window-shopping. And old here is the key word here! This huge Flea Market hosts 14 markets and will have you marvel at its antiques and atmosphere. Dealers, artist, designers and artisans come together to create one of the most characteristic shopping spots of the city.
Source: Flickr/J.A.F. Segal
5) Canal St-Martin.
Do you want to relive the adventures of Amélie Poulain? Then stroll the edge of this famous canal between République and Gare de l’Est, in the 10th arrondisement. Go for an evening picnic with the locals and then hit one of the close by shabby-chic bars/bistros.
*Photo credit main picture: Flickr/M.Brenn.