Paris has some of the best museums in the world, but not all of them have to cost you a fortune. All national museums are free on the first Sunday of each month ( but expect long queues) and if you’re under 25 you can enter the Louvre for free every Friday night (after 6pm) for free.

Many other museums offer free entry at various times and there are over a dozen free museums which are well worth checking out. Some of the most popular free museums are:
Le Petit Palais- Fine Arts Museum: www.petitpalais.paris.fr
Musee Carnavalet- Museum of Paris History: www.carnavalet.paris.fr/
Paris Modern Art Museum: www.paris.org/Musees/Art.Moderne.Ville/
The House of Victor Hugo: www.musee-hugo.paris.fr/

If you’re staying in the city for a few days, or are considering a world-wind tour of the must see sights in just a weekend then a Museum Pass is essential. It not only allows you skip the queues in practically all of the city’s museums but also access many of the major monuments as well- such as the towers of Notre Dame and the Arc de Triomphe.

2 day pass: €32
4 day pass: €48
6 day pass: €64

For more information: www.parismuseumpass.com

mattscott200Matt Scott has spent the majority of his adult life working and traveling abroad. A keen writer and photographer his work has appeared on line and in print in publications around the world. He currently lives in Paris where he works for an active travel company.