Paris is now Connected – Free Wi-Fi hotspots in parks, gardens and other public places:
The good news is that Paris has completed its roll-out of free Wi-Fi hotspots and parks, squares and other public places in all 20 arrondissements are now connected. Yes, you are no longer held ransom to the exorbitant charges that hotels and some cafes have been charging for internet connection.
This opens up a whole lot of possibilities for travellers like doing Google searches for restaurant menus and prices, checking out opening hours of museums and other tourist attractions, booking your entrance tickets, mapping out your travel for the day using Mapquest or Google City Tours.
Yes, savvy travellers can now download photos from their cameras onto their blogs without blowing their travel budget and you can more easily email photos to friends and family during your holiday in Paris.
I only hope people don’t get too hooked on their gadgets and forget to enjoy the beautiful parks and gardens that they find themselves in.
Note: The parks’ service is usually run during office hours.
List of parks, gardens and squares with free Wi-Fi hotspots