20 Free Things to Do in Paris During the Summer

20 Free Things to Do During the Summer in Paris | WhyRoamTravel.com

Paris can be pretty pricey.  But don’t fear, there are plenty of things you can do while in the City of Lights that won’t break the bank.  Here are 20 things you can do during your summer visit, all for the low, low price of free.

20 Free Things to Do in Paris During the Summer

Louvre Museum in Paris | WhyRoamTravel.com

1. See some of the world’s greatest artwork
On the first Sunday of every month, museums are free. This is a great way to see some of the world’s greatest artwork at the Louvre Museum or Musée d’Orsay. I suggest going early before the doors open to stake your place in line. If you wait around and go a little later, you’ll waste half your day waiting in line to get in as these museums are always very crowded. Stop by your favorite boulangerie, pick up a pain au chocolat (click here to see where you can find the best pain au chocolat) to enjoy while you wait, and hustle to get in line at least 30 minutes before the museum doors open. You’ll be glad you did.
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12 Top Things to Do in Bruges

Things to Do in Bruges | WhyRoamTravel.com

Bruges is a charming, medieval town in Belgium.  With few cars in transit, narrow cobblestone streets, horse drawn carriages and picturesque canals, you’ll think you’ve stepped back into another time.

The fairy-tale town is mysteriously medieval, yet lovely and romantic.  It’s easy to explore by foot, and is home to some of the best chocolatiers in the world.

If you’re planning to visit Belgium, I highly recommend you plan to stop in Bruges. You won’t regret it. Guaranteed.

Here are my top 12 tips for things to do in Bruges.

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Top 10 Things to Do, See & Eat When Visiting Brussels + A Magazine Feature

Top 10 Things to Do, See & Eat When Visiting Brussels | whyroamtravel.com

Brussels, the capital city of Belgium, is centrally located. It’s two hours or less away by train from a handful of other major cities like Paris, Amsterdam, London and Cologne, just to name a few. This makes Brussels a perfect hub and stopover city when traveling around Europe.

Brussels offers plenty to see and do, but even if it’s not your destination city when traveling and you only have a short time, you can still get a good taste of the city – both figuratively and literally.  And by literally, I’m referring to Belgian chocolate, waffles, fries and beer.  Yum!

If you’re planning a trip to Belgium, be sure to check out my list in the Insiders Abroad E-Magazine for the top 10 things to do, see and eat when visiting Brussels.

To check out the top 10 things to do in Brussels, jump to page 26. Just click on the magazine cover below.

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My 3 Favorite Creperies in Paris

Favorite Creperies in Paris | WhyRoamTravel.com

Crepes.  Oh, wonderful crepes.  No visit to France is complete without indulging in a crepe (or several).

Crepes are a very thin type of pancake, usually made from wheat flour.  Savory crepes, known as galettes, are usually made from buckwheat flour.  And when it comes to fillings and toppings, the sky is the limit.

While in Paris, I probably ate more than my share of crepes.  I regret nothing.  What can I say, all the city bike riding made me hungry.  At least that’s the excuse I’m sticking to.

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Top 10 Things to Do in Rome at Christmas + A Magazine Feature

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The holidays in Rome are always a magical time.  After all, Rome is where the celebration of Christmas originated.  If you’re planning a trip to Rome in December, be sure to check out my list in the Insiders Abroad E-Magazine for the top 10 things to do in Rome at Christmas to get you in the holiday spirit.

To check out the top 10 things to do in Rome at Christmas, jump to page 16.  I also shared a few packing tips for things to pack (or leave at home) when visiting Rome, and you can find those on page 5. Just click on the magazine cover below.

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