This is the symbol of freedom in Paris!
There are more than 250 free wi-fi hot spots in Paris, supplied by the city. These include parks, libraries and town halls.
pronounced wee – fee. Can also be found in many cafés, bars and restaurants around Paris. Generally you need to ask if they have wee – fee and they will give you a code. Listed below are some places you may want to use.
But firstly, here is how to use the free city service.
Look out for this logo
Follow the steps below
- Select the Orange (the telecommunications network) on your device
- Go to a browser and select any network address
- This will automatically take you to the access portal
- When you are on the service homepage, click SELECT YOUR PASS
- The home page of the Paris Wi-Fi access portal will reload
- An internet confirmation message will appear and show how much connection time you have left.
- Each session lasts for 2 hours
- Once this has expired you can reconnect again by repeating the connection process.
Now you can use free internet for two hours!
Places where you can find free wi-fi
- Foyer of the Pompidou Centre MAP
- McDonald’s Louvre-Rivoli: 184 rue de Rivoli, Métro Louvre Rivoli, Pyramides MAP
- Square Jean XXIII – the park behind the Notre Dame MAP
- Square du Temple: 64 rue de Bretagne, Metro Temple MAP
- Square Louis XIII- Place des Vosges: Place des Vosges, Metro Saint-Paul MAP
- McDonald’s Opera: 34 boulevard des Italiens, Metro Opera MAP
- McDonald’s Bonne Nouvelle: 2 boulevard Poissonnière, Metro Bonne Nouvelle MAP
- McDonald’s Grands Boulevards: 20 boulevard Montmartre, Métro Richelieu Drouot MAP
- Le Contrescarpe: 57, rue Lacépède, Metro Place Monge MAP
- L’Autre Bistrot: 22, rue des Ecoles, 75005 Paris, Metro Maubert Mutualité MAP
- McDonald’s St-Germain: 98 boulevard Saint Germain, Métro Cluny La Sorbonne MAP
- Square des Arènes de Lutèce: 51 rue Monge, Metro Place Monge MAP
- McDonald’s Luxembourg: 65 boulevard Saint Michel, Métro (RER) Luxembourg MAP
Near the Eiffel Tower
- Parc du Champ de Mars (near Eiffel Tower: 2 allée Adrienne Lecouvreur, Metro Ecole Militaire MAP
- Jardin Catherine Laboure: 33 rue de Babylone, Metro Francois Xavier MAP
Just remember to look out for the magic logo
More places to find free wi-fi:
Quite a lot of a cafés offer free wi-fi, you normally just need to ask for a code but here are a few others places
Pompidou Centre Foyer – free to enter
Fondation Louis Vuitton – admission charge
Charles de Gaulle Airport
You may find this cheap app useful, it works without internet connection and lists cafés with free wi-fi.
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