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Paris Museums to visit for free, the top 3

to visit for freeIf you are looking for the way to visit for free the attractions of Paris, you are in the right place. Here you will find the information you need about the 3 best museum of Paris that you can visit without spending any money. If you are into attractions that are free in Paris, take a look on the Parks in Paris page. Parks are absolutely an attraction of the city.

If you are planning your entire holiday thinking about what you want to see in Paris for free, take a look on the top 20 things to do in Paris for free. In addition, you can note down the free events in Paris too.

But now, let’s focus on museums to visit for free. Remember that national museums such as the Louvre or the Musée d’Orsay, are always free if you are under 26 years old. Plus, it is free if you are from European Union. In addition, national museums are occasionally free on the first Sunday of the month!

1. Petit Palais

The Petit Palais is the Fine Art Museum of Paris. This museum that you can visit for free is a beauty itself. Going inside you can visit the permanent collection with artworks by Cezanne, Delacroix, Courbet, Rembrandt. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. You can get there by getting off at Champs-Elysees metro station.

2. Museum of Modern Art

You can visit for free the Museum of Modern Art in the Palais de Tokyo. Going there you will see artworks by Picasso, Bracque, Derain, Dufy, Bonnard, Rouault, Modigliani and more! You can get there by getting off at Alma Manceau metro station. The museum opens at 8 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.

3. Musée Cognacq-Jay to visit for free

This museum that you can visit for free is a residence with many prestigious paintings. You can get there by getting off at Saint-Paul or Chemin-Vert or Rambuteu metro station. It is open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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     Take always small change with you! If you will need a public bathroom, you will probably pay 0.50 € to enter. 


    Remember that floor numbers aren't the same of U.S. ones. In Europe we have ground floor / floor 0. It is the corresponding of the 1st floor in U.S.!


     French people are nationalists: try to speak few French words. You will make them very happy!


     Check the weather forecast in advance so you will know what to put in your luggage!


     Even if they say it will be sunny all the time, take your umbrella with you anyway.


     Read my article about transports pass to know which one is the best for you!


     If you want to buy something very luxurious, go to Lafayette Galleries.


     Don't be worried about the need for a car in Paris. Taxis and Uber are a lot!


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