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Free WiFi Hotspots in Paris

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


Free WiFi Hotspots in Paris
Photo courtesy of the Mairie de Paris.

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.

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 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.

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