How to access the Wi-Fi free of charge in Paris
Paris Wi-Fi is a free internet service offered by the Ville de Paris and the Île-de-France region. It provides users with free access to a high-speed wireless internet connection. The network is open to all, residents and visitors alike.
Wi-Fi is available to everyone in over 296 public places in Paris. Parks, gardens, district town halls, libraries and museums in the City of Paris have this facility.
How do I connect to Paris Wi-Fi?
1. Buildings and parks equipped with Wi-Fi access points will be clearly signposted.
Look out for the Paris-Wifi logo, which lets you know when you are in a Paris Wi-Fi zone.
Find the Paris Wi-Fi sign with the Paris Wi-Fi logo. This means that you are in a Paris Wi-Fi zone.
Map of Wi-fi locations
Afficher Paris Wifi (mise à jour : avril 2013) sur une carte plus grande
2. Turn on your laptop, tablet or smartphone and select the network PARIS_WI-FI_ (this wifi name will generally be followed by a number, identifying the specific wifi point to which you are connecting).
3. Open your usual web browser and enter any website address. You will automatically be redirected to the Paris Wi-Fi access portal. When this welcome page has loaded, fill in your details and tick the box to accept the conditions of use. Then click ‘CONNECT’ / ‘ME CONNECTER’
4. You can now surf the web, send and receive emails etc.
This service is free.
Remember: each session lasts 2 hours. Once this time expires you can reconnect as soon as you like, by repeating the connection process described above.
Don’t forget to charge your computer! The Paris Wi-Fi service does not include a power supply. The Paris Wi-Fi network is accessible during the opening hours of all municipal facilities with a connection point. At closing time, please follow the instructions of our park/museum/municipal staff.
All about Paris Wi-Fi (in French)