Free WiFi Hotspots in Paris

Where to Surf the Web for Free in the City of Lights

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••• Finding wi-fi in Paris isn't very difficult if you know where to connect. Rayes/Photodisc/Getty Images

Need to get online fast? Since international roaming 3G is expensive, many travelers opt out. Luckily, Paris now counts hundreds of free WiFi hotspots, thanks to cafes, restaurants and bars increasingly offering the service and the Paris municipal government setting up free WiFi zones in many of the city's parks, squares, public libraries and other spots.

Read related: Most Beautiful Parks and Gardens in Paris 

To quickly locate a free Paris WiFi hotspot nearby, click on the arrondissement (district) you're in or will be staying in during your trip (scroll down to choose arrondissement). You can easily figure out what arrondissement you're in by looking at any street sign, located on corner buildings.

Note: To access the Paris Municipal WiFi server, follow these easy steps:

  1. Make sure you're in one of the city's free WiFi zones, and select the "Orange" network from your list of available networks.
  2. Launch your habitual Internet navigator and type in any web address.
  3. A prompt will appear (in French) to select your "pass Paris WiFi 2h". Click on the pass.
  4. You will now be able to surf for up to 2 hours, after which point you'll need to re-activate the pass. Note, however, that Paris city WiFi hotspots are only available during the day.

Free Paris WiFi Hotspots Neighborhood by Neighborhood:

  • 1st Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 1st Arrondissement of Paris (around Louvre/Tuileries/Chatelet)
     
  • 2nd Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 2nd Arrondissement of Paris (around Bourse/Rue Montorgueil)
     
  • 3rd Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 3rd Arrondissement of Paris (around Temple/Arts et Metiers)
     
  • 4th Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 4th Arrondissement of Paris (around the Marais/Metro St. Paul/Hotel de Ville/Notre Dame Cathedral)
     
  • 5th Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 5th Arrondissement of Paris (around St-Michel/Pantheon/Rue Mouffetard)
     
  • 6th Arrondissement WiFi Hotspots in the 6th Arrondissement of Paris (near St-Germain-des-Pres)
     
  • 7th Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 7th Arrondissement of Paris (near Eiffel Tower/Musee d'Orsay)
     
  • 8th Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 8th Arrondissement of Paris (near the Champs-Elysees/Madeleine/Concorde)
     
  • 9th Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 9th Arrondissement of Paris (near Opera Garnier/Grands Boulevards)
     
  • 10th Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 10th Arrondissement of Paris (near the Canal St. Martin/Gare du Nord/Gare de L'Est)
     
  • 11th Arrondissement WiFi Hotspots in the 11th Arrondissement of Paris (near Bastille/Rue Oberkampf/Republique/Voltaire)
     
  • 12th Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 12th Arrondissement of Paris (near Gare de Lyon/Bercy)
     
  • 13th Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 13th Arrondissement of Paris (near Place d'Italie/Gobelins)
     
  • 14th Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 14th Arrondissement of Paris (near Montparnasse/Denfert-Rochereau)
     
  • 15th Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 15th Arrondissement of Paris (near Porte de Versailles/Commerce)
     
  • 16th Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 16th Arrondissement of Paris (near Palais de Tokyo/Porte Maillot/Passy)
     
  • 17th Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 17th Arrondissement of Paris (near Place de Clichy/Batignolles)
     
  • 18th Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 18th Arrondissement of Paris (near Montmartre/Barbes/La Goutte d'Or)
     
  • 19th Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 19th Arrondissement of Paris (near Buttes-Chaumont/Quai de Seine/La Villette)
     
  • 20th Arrondissement: WiFi Hotspots in the 20th Arrondissement of Paris (near Belleville/Charonne/Gambetta)