3. Visit the world’s (arguably) most famous church
Though there is often an enormous queue in front of it, there is no fee to enter Notre Dame. The line moves quickly, however, and is totally worth the several minutes’ wait. Just don’t get caught up in the line to go up to the towers, which does cost money. Those suckers will be waiting all day.
4. Sample fresh produce
Most big outdoor markets are overflowing with fruits and vegetables. Vendors at the less-chic of such markets like Marché Aligre aren’t shy about throwing you a slice of peach or pineapple to try. Don’t think about hygiene, just go with it.
5. See how Les Misérables author Victor Hugo lived
Located on the beautiful Place des Vosges, his home is a municipal museum and free to the public. Just rock up and see where he worked, slept, wrote, and you know, lived.
6. Score free museum entries monthly
The first Sunday of the month is when Paris’ major museums are free, but this means longer lines and bigger crowds, so you may want to rethink how precious those 10-15 euros really are to you. What you save in money you might lose in time. Try to go to one of the more obscure museums, like the Musée des Arts et Métiers for science and history exhibits set in an old abbey, which is also free Thursday nights.