Low Cost International Travel in Europe

There are plenty of free sites to visit while traveling internationally in Europe. I have listed below various places to visit while traveling in France, England, Italy, and Ireland. Art museums and gardens are excellent places to visit without a fee. I have also included travel advice.

Plan to travel between October and March for reduced prices. Start with a backpack filled with essential travel items like your passport and walking shoes. Travel by plane from the United States to Europe for under one thousand dollars and get a discount by using AAA. Stay at a hostel if you do not have friends or family to visit or get some sleep while you travel by train to your destination. Travel in Europe can be low cost if researched.

In Paris, France, the 1st Sunday of every month is free for the Louvre Museum, Musee d’Orsay, Centre Pompidou, National du Moyen Age, and Notre Dame North Tower is free to climb from October to March while the Notre Dame Cathedral is always free, Sainte-Chapelle is free from November to March, and the Pantheon is free from October to March. The Musee National du Moyen Age is a museum about medieval France including a medieval garden. The Steps of Sacre Coeur are free and offer great views of the city and walk along the Seine River.

There is free admission to the National Museum at Kildare St that exhibits gold, jewelry, Irish silver, glassware, a Viking Exhibition and War of Independence. There is also the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art that displays Impressionist, post Impressionist, Rodin sculptures, stained glass, and Irish Artists. The National Library has a collection of books, manuscripts, photographs, and maps with a free admission. A couple doors down are the Heraldic Museum in the Genealogical Office where genealogy research can be done.

Visit some places free in London, England that include the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square, Kensington Gardens, and St. James Park. The National Gallery has works by Raphael, Monet, Botticelli, Cezanne, and Matisse. There is also free admission to the British Museum and Petri Museum of Egyptian Archaeology. I would also visit Whitefriar’s Crypt and London Roman Baths.

Rome, Italy has some places to visit free such as, tossing your coins in the Trevi Fountain. Visit the Galleria Nazionale Di San Luca, Aula Ottaganale, and Pantheon for free admission. The last Sunday of every month is free admissions to the Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Currently, Musei Capitolini has an exhibit on Portraits. The Many Face of Power. Also, explore the hills of Tuscany visiting areas where the Romans and Etruscans trampled the earth.

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