Wifi is a little like oxygen in Paris: everyone needs it, and it's everywhere! With
helps you stay connected to family, work, and your social life. So, how can I get free wifi in the city of Paris? There’s no need to plan too much ahead! You don’t need to write down addresses or call and reserve your wireless internet connection in advance. This isn’t the 90s! It will help, however, to know the basics of how, when and where to find a connection. Also, remember wifi in French is pronounced “wee fee”!
Free Wifi Paris
The city wifi Paris has allows you to connect when you’re walking in the street or even in public parks. Square Jean XXIII
park, near the Louvre, and Parc du Champ de Mars
near the Eiffel Tower, both have free wifi, for example. While it technically covers the whole of Ìle-de-France
, Paris has the highest concentration of city Wifi coverage
. You can use Wifi in several public places: museums, attractions, cafes, libraries and city markets!
There are over 260 WiFi hotspots in Paris. Distinctive ‘Paris Wifi’ signs let you know when you are inside one of the hotspots. These signs have four purple spots, the largest of which has the Wifi symbol inside and, below, it says “Zone Wi-Fi”.
To connect to the wifi network, simply open network connections on your phone and select “PARIS_WI-FI_” (followed by an area number). Then, open your internet browser to be redirected to the Wifi Paris Access page. Fill in your details, accept the terms and conditions and you’re set!
Museums & Attractions
You’ll find many of the major attractions offering free wi-fi in Paris. The Louvre
(home to the Mona Lisa and many more world famous paintings) has public wifi available in certain hotspot areas. The museum does not have complete wifi coverage throughout, however. You can also get free wifi at Notre Dame when it’s reopened to the public (following a major fire in April 2019), the Arc de Triomphe and even free Eiffel Tower
Paris City Tour by Bus and Arc de Triomphe Ticket
Restaurants, Bars & Cafes
Most restaurants, cafes and bars in Paris offer free wifi. You’d actually be unlucky to stumble into an eatery or watering hole and find there isn’t free customer wifi on offer. Whether you’re planning on going to a Michelin star restaurant, such as La Truffière, or just for a crêpe in the authentic local “Breizh Café”, you’ll find wifi. Good ones to know about are also McDonalds and Starbucks. They offer free wifi and have establishments throughout both the richer and poorer neighborhoods of Paris.
Eiffel Tower 2nd Floor Priority Access and Seine River Cruise
These days, libraries aren’t just for books, they’re usually ‘Paris hotspots’ for wifi coverage as well, particularly in Paris! In fact, all town libraries offer free access and free wifi. University and National libraries will also have wifi but sometimes they are restricted to members. If you’re desperate for wifi, town libraries are your safest bet!
Paris City Markets
One of the best places to visit when you go to Paris are its markets and, fortunately, most of them come with free wifi. Marché d'Aligre, Marché Biologique Raspail and Marché Saint Martin are three popular markets - all with free wifi available. This is why for free wifi Paris ranks second in all of Europe!