If you got plenty of money to spare and don’t mind paying exorbitant roaming charges while traveling, this article may not be of interest to you. But if you´re like the vast majority of travelers whose need for Wi-Fi is almost as important as that for food, this article is a must-read. It is not always possible to disconnect completely from your daily life while on vacation, there are e-mails to check or write, or you want to find interesting places to visit or use social media to tell the world what a good time you’re having.
In any case, if you travel to Paris you’ll no longer need to search around like crazy to find a place with Wi-Fi in order to get online. The city has installed 11 booths to call, use the Internet to send and receive e-mails, or simply find information about places of interest such as which restaurants are highly recommended or where to find one of those off-the-beaten-track bars we’ve recommended you visit. The use of the booth is limited to 10 minutes and best of all, it´s completely free!
It is certainly easier to find places with Wi-Fi than it used to be, but you generally have to go into a venue and at least buy a drink to use it. These booths are located right on the street, so you can take advantage of them and save the battery of your smartphone for later, when you really need it.
If you need more than 10 minutes, the machine gives you the option to pay for more time using your credit card. The booths are also very convenient, located in at and near the places you’ll want to visit, including the Eiffel Tower, the Avenue des Champs Elysées and Montmartre, but also spread out throughout the city.
Here is a complete list of the booths where you can surf for free:
• Eiffel Tower – Quai Branly, pilar oeste, 7th arrondissement
• Champs Elysees – 48 avenue des Champs Élysées, 8th arrondissement
• Montmartre – 16 boulevard de Clichy, 18th arrondissement
• Marais – 1 rue de Rivoli, 4th arrondissement
• La Villette – 219 avenue Jean Jaurès, 19th arrondissement
• Place d´ Italie – 213 boulevard Vincent Auriol, 13th arrondissement
• Saint-Michel – 20 boulevard Saint Michel, 6th arrondissement
• Saint-Germain – 142 boulevard Saint Germain, 6th arrondissement
• Near the Grands Magasins – 40 boulevard Haussmann, 9th arrondissement
• Montparnasse – 77 boulevard du Montparnasse, 6th arrondissement
• Bercy – 26 rue des Pirogues de Bercy, 12th arrondissement
If you rent an apartment for a few days in one of the apartments in Paris , you´ll be able to connect with the world anytime you´d like. But when you leave home, don´t forget to take along this list of booths offering free Internet access.