From the Place de la Concorde, then wander up the Champs Elysées, the most famous street in the world.
This magnificent tree-lined boulevard runs 1900 metres (just over a mile) from the Place de la Concorde to the Place charles de Gaulle, or Place de l'Etoile, in the middle of which stands the great Arc de Triomphe, or Triumphal Arch, erected in the 19th century to commemorate the victories of Napoleon.
Although it is very touristy, Montmartre still has plenty of charm and atmosphere, and by far the best way to see it is on foot.
in Paris that are free for everyone every day; there are others that are free for students every day, and there are others that are free for everyone one Sunday a month.
In addition, there are plenty of other ways, besides visiting museums and monuments, of enjoying Paris, its ambiance and its life, without spending more than is needed for a cup of coffee or a beer on a café terrace.- The permanent collections of museums owned and run by the City of Paris tend to be free.
There are also arts and craft shops, including antiquarian booksellers, specialist bookshops, and small art galleries.
Walk through the old streets, enjoy the sights, the curiosities and mouthwatering smells from the many small restaurants in the little streets between the Boulevard Saint Germain and the Seine; or look at books and go window shopping in the stores of the Boulevard Saint Michel.
Many still do sell old books; others sell old prints or modern copies of old prints, even old maps and historic newspapers, others sell postcards and souvenirs.
The bouquinistes are a historic Parisian tradition.
Enjoy the Champ de Mars, and admire the Eiffel Tower from below; or wander in the Jardins du Luxembourg, a very popular park in the Latin quarter Walking is free !
But if you have a Paris Pass or a travel pass, then you also have free unlimited travel on public transport within central Paris.
There is a funicular railway up the hill for those who don't like the idea of climbing the 222 steps to the entrance of the basilica.
But the steps are not hard, and wind up through a garden, with great views over the rooftops of Paris.
Wander through the main courtyard of the Louvre and view the glass pyramid close up.