Ten cheap things to do in Paris this summer

Stuck in the French capital this summer while all your friends head to the coast? Or are you coming to Paris for a weekend and looking to give the usual tourist circuit a miss? Well don't sweat, just check out our list of 10 things to do on a budget in Paris this summer.

Ten cheap things to do in Paris this summer
Paris in the summer: 10 things to do on a shoe string. Photos: Tonio Vega/Bastiaan_65/Sharat Ganapati

While most Parisians head to the coast in summer thousands are left behind rattling around in the empty French capital looking for something to do while everyone else is splashing around in the sea on the French Riviera or Atlantic Coast.

And with the summer of 2013 already looking like its going to be a hot one, those of us left in Paris for the summer might be in for a hot and sticky few weeks.

But all is not lost The Local has come up with a list of 10 things to do in the French capital that will help you keep cool and won't cost you an arm and a leg. (See below).

GALLERY: Paris in the summer: Ten things to do on a shoe string

Do you have any more suggestions? Let us know in the comments section below and we'll add them in to the gallery.

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