In Paris, whether monuments are free of charge depends mainly on the age of the visitors and the day of the visit. Free admission is valid both during the day and in the evening because some Parisian monuments make nocturnal.
Thus, some monuments are free of charge for young people under 26 years old (if European Union citizens). This is the case, for example, of the Arc de Triomphe or the Conciergerie. Unfortunately this is not the case of the Eiffel Tower!
In addition, for some monuments, free admission is extended to everyone on the first Sunday of each month. Finally, a few rare monuments are free for everyone 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): un place steeped in history, a view of everything Paris
- The Arc de Triomphe (8th): its exceptional view of Paris
Free admission applies every day, without restriction of schedule.
2- Free monuments for all, every day
They're places of worship, but they're considered to be 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.
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