More free culture!


It’s really been a month since the museums of Paris opened their doors and let us all pile in for free? Yes indeed. This sunday (2nd March) is once again ‘free museum day’ in Paris, and a golden chance to soak up some culture gratis.

We’re all no doubt ecstatic to see the first signs of spring appearing throughout the city, though the arrival of the good weather means that on the down side, the list of places open on the first sunday of the month for free becomes increasingly more limited as the weather improves and the year progresses (or until it gets cold again).

March is the last opporutinty to take advantage of the open door policy at some of Paris’ best loved sights, including the Arc de Triomphe, the Conciergerie, Saint Chapelle, the Pantheon, the towers of Notre Dame, and slightly further afield in the suburbs; the basilique at Saint Denis, and Chateaux Vincennes and Versailles. So when planning your cultural itinerary this weekend, bear that in mind and save some of your other must-see places until later on the year given that they maintain their tariff free programme all year round. Whatever your cultural persuasion though, they’ll be something to capture your attention.

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