5 more free things in Paris

Paris is outrageously expensive for anyone earning dollars. But there are quite a few things in the city that can be done for free. Previously, I shared 5 free things in Paris, and here are 5 more:

Le Showcase


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Jazz band in ParisA hot new nightspot with live jazz and rock is in the unexpected location under the stunning Alexandre III bridge. President Sarkozy has reportedly already had a few parties there. Admission is free before midnight.

Le Showcase
Pont Alexandre III
Port des Champs Élysées, 82
Phone: +33 (0)1 45 61 25 43

Rock and electro concerts at La Flèche d’Or

This bar, restaurant, and club is located in an old train station with windows overlooking the now-defunct tracks. One of the first venues to open in the Ménilmontant neighborhood, it still may be the coolest. Free admission from 8:00pm to 2:00am.

La Flèche d’Or
102 bis, rue de Bagnolet, 20e.
Phone: +33 (0)1 44 64 01 02

Organ concert at the Saint-Eustache Church

Housing one of the largest organs in the world, Saint-Eustache is where Mozart held the funeral for his mother. Free concerts every Sunday at 5:30 pm.

Saint-Eustache
2, rue du Jour, 1e.

Père-Lachaise Cemetery

Pere Lachaise CemeteryWander around the grounds of the most famous cemetery in the world and pay your respects to Edith Piaf, Oscar Wilde, Chopin, Colette, Molière, Modigliani, Georges Seurat, Sarah Bernhardt, Gertrude Stein, Jim Morrison and many, many more.

Père-Lachaise Cemetery
16 rue du Repos, 20e.
Phone: +33 (0)1 55 25 82 10

Free couscous

The couscous is complimentary for drinking patrons. Enjoy it all while listening to jazz or manouche in one of these great lovable dive bars.

Les Fontaines
153 rue Saint-Maur, 11e.
Metro: Ménilmontant.
Phone: +33 (0)1 43 55 67 90
Couscous is free every Friday and Saturday starting at 8:30pm

Le Tribal Café
3, cour des Petites Ecuries, 10e.
Phone: +33 (0)1 47 70 57 08
Free couscous on Friday and Saturday nights (for drinking customers)

Les Fontaines
153, rue Saint-Maur, 11e.
Phone: +33 (0)1 43 57 53 14
Free couscous on Friday and Saturday evenings (for drinking customers)

Le Taïs
129, boulevard de Ménilmontant, 11e. +33 (0)1 43 55 67 90
Free couscous on Friday and Saturday evenings (for drinking customers)

Le Grenier
152 rue Oberkampf, 11e. +33 (0)1 48 05 13 5
Free couscous on Saturday evenings starting 7 pm, from September till April (for drinking customers)

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Last updated by Mike on 10 August, 2008 in Travel.

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