In Paris, free admission to monuments depends mainly on the age of the visitors and the day of the visit.
Free access is also available in the evening because some Parisian monuments are open at night.
There are the free monuments for young people under 26 years old (if nationals of the European Union). This is the case for example for the Arc de Triomphe or the Conciergerie. Unfortunately this is not the case for the Eiffel Tower!
There are also free monuments on the 1st Sunday of each month.
Finally, qome rare monuments are free for all year round.
1- Free monuments for young people
All young people under 18 (whatever their nationality) and those of under 26 EU citizens. (European Union) Benefit from free admission for the following Parisian monuments:
- Concierge (1st): the revolutionary prison
- The Sainte Chapelle (1st): the jewel of Gothic art
- The towers of Notre-Dame (4th) : a majestic view on the Ile de la Cité and the heart of Paris - Closed since the fire
- The pantheon (5th) : a place full of history, a view on all Paris
- The Arc de Triomphe (8th): its exceptional view of Paris
Free admission applies every day, without restriction of schedule. An ID is required.
2- Free monuments for all, every day
They are places of worship, but they are two iconic monuments of Paris. Let's not forget also the 139 churches and chapels, some of which are worth a visit, such as the church of Saint-Paul-Saint-Louis (in the 4th arrondissement), the church of Saint-Eustache (in the 1st arrondissement, next to the forum des Halles), the church of Saint-Roch (in the 1st arrondissement) or the church of Saint-Germain des Prés (in the 6th arrondissement), to name but a few.
- Notre-Dame de Paris (Paris 4th) - Closed since the fire
- The Basilica of the Sacred Heart (Paris 18th)
3- Monuments free on the 1st Sunday of the month
- The pantheon (from January to March and from November to December)
- The towers of Notre-Dame (the guided tour of Notre-Dame is also free; tip recommended) - Closed since the fire