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Free museums on the first Sunday of the month

Head to Paris's national museums for a lifetime's worth of free art

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Mark a star in your diaries for every first Sunday of the month in Paris – since 2000, the city's national museums (with the exception of the Grand Palais, but including such behemoths as the Louvre and the Orsay and offbeat treasures like the Musée Albert Kahn) have opened their doors to the public for absolutely no charge. As you can imagine, the intiative has been enormously popular, and it's wise to start queueing early. All the museums below participate in the free opening scheme, so you can plan endless hours of cultural viewing without spending a single euro. 


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Actually, the Louvre is not free the first Sunday of the month from April through September, only from October through March. It's right on their website (and in bright red so you can't miss it): http://www.louvre.fr/en/hours-admission