Under 25 ? 6 Places you can visit for free in Paris
As you know, Paris, the French Capital is internationally known for the multiple sites to visit and for all the secrets that this city keeps. If you’re under 25 years old, come and discover the culture of the amazing City of Lights through free admission.
(Note that this is possible only for EU nationals or residents, with presentation of the ID card).
Here are some of the museums and places you can go to:
The Army Museum- National Hotel of the Invalides
Located in the prestigious Invalids’ National Hotel, the Army museum took place in 1905 after a fusion with the museum of the Artillery. In this 8000 square metres, it is possible to admire more than 500 000 objects and treasure from history chronologically exposed and classed by themes around the museum starting from 15 000 before J-C to the 20th century. . You will have the chance to discover two beautiful churches and especially the Dome’s Church with the famous painting under the cupola and the tomb of Napoleon the 1st for example.
Address : 129 rue de Grenelle 75007, Paris
RER : Invalides
Metro: Ivalides, Varenne or La Tour-Maubourg
The Quai Branly Museum
Just close by the Eiffel Tower and the Seine River, you can go and visit the Quai Branly Museum – Jacques Chirac to admire more than 3 500 artworks from Africa, America, Asia and around the world. You will also see the funky architecture imagined by Jean Nouvel and the wild garden where you can walk across and enjoy the flora around you. If you’re hungry, you can profit from the panoramic restaurant or the Café-Branly. You can spend hours just in this place, you will never see enough and will never want to leave.
Address : 37 Quai Branly 75007, Paris
RER C : Pont de l’Alma or Champ de Mars- Tour Eiffel
Metro : Alma-Marceau, Iéna, Ecole Militaire or Bir Hakeim
Almost everyday of the year you can go and admire all Claude Monet’s artwork The Nymphéas and more than a hundred paintings done by Jean Walter, Paul Guillaume, Picasso, Renoir and more. Take the time to go and visit this magnificent place to discover some of the most famous artworks in the world.
Address : Jardin des Tuileries 74001, Paris.
Metro : Concorde
City of Architecture and Heritage
Walk across over 1000 years of the architecture’s history in only one place! You will discover all the history of this type of art and in different ways: videos, drawings, real size architectures such as the painting of the Cathedral of Cahors’ copula for example or even models. Through an amount of temporary expositions, you can be guided around, use videoguides or even participate to a game course (for children only). As you might understood, everybody can be interested in what is exposed in this building, showing the evolution of the emblematic architecture by the different ways they’ll be presented to you. You can also profit from the library where you can buy different items and by enjoying the amazing café with a terrace from which you can admire the view of Paris where you can have a rest!
Metro : Trocadéro
The Arc de Triomphe
One of the most famous monuments in Paris offers you to go all the way up and admire the amazing view of the French capital for free! Built under the wish of Napoleon the 1st, the Arc celebrate the battles and honours the memory of the unknown soldier with the slab of his tomb you’ll be able to see. You can also discover some temporary expositions while visiting it and read on the inside walls the names of soldiers that were killed during several battles.
RER A: Charles de Gaulle Etoile
Metro: Charles de Gaulle Etoile, George V, Champs-Elysées Clemenceau
Located on the top of Sainte-Genevieve mountain, also known as the hill of the Latin district, you can visit this amazing and beautiful monument and admire the dome from the inside. From April to October you can even admire the view of Paris from the dome’s colonnade. You wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity, take your camera and capture your best pictures of and from this enigmatic monument.
Address : Place du Panthéon
Metro : Cardinal Lemoine, Cluny – La Sorbonne, Jussieu, Censier- Daubenton
RER B : Luxembourg
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And most of all, enjoy your trip !