Paris Museum Pass

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The Paris Museum Pass is available as a two-day, four-day, or six-day pass that grants you admission to over 50 of the greater Paris area’s top museums, monuments, basilicas, châteaux, and more. The Paris Museum Pass is accepted at major landmarks like the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe, and Saint-Chapelle, as well as acclaimed museums such as the Musée d’Orsay, Musée de l’Orangerie, and the Rodin Museum. History buffs will love using their Paris Museum Pass at storied destinations like the Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, the Panthéon, and the Conciergerie, and fans of regal living will delight in its access to Versailles, Château de Fontainebleau, and Château de Maisons. Holders of a Paris Museum Pass can visit each one of these fantastic attractions and many, many more, all for the price of a single, discounted tourist pass.

Top Included Paris Attractions

Arc de Triomphe
The Louvre
Musée d’Orsay
Palace of Versailles
Musée de Cluny-Musée National du Moyen Âge (Cluny Museum)
Musée de l’Orangerie
Rodin Museum
Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis

See the complete list of available attractions and tours in the sidebar, divided by type of activity.

How the Paris Museum Pass Works

The Paris Museum Pass is an all-inclusive multi-attraction pass good for 2, 4, or 6 days. You select which pass-duration you’d like; during that time period you can visit as many of the 50-some attractions covered by the Paris Museum Pass as you want.

No matter what you want to see and do with your Paris Museum Pass, you’ll pay absolutely nothing out of pocket at each attraction. All you do is present your pre-paid Paris Museum Pass at the attraction’s entrance, have it scanned, and start exploring.

The Paris Museum Pass is designed to be a digital product you can use straight off your smartphone. Once you make your purchase, you receive a confirmation e-mail containing your pass in PDF form. From there, that’s all you’ll need: as long as you have your phone on you, you’re good to go!

What’s Good about the Paris Museum Pass

If you’re planning a visit to Paris that’s all about art museums, historic churches, and royal residences, then the Paris Museum Pass is perfect for you. From big-name destinations like the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, and the Palace of Versailles to hidden-gems such as the Eugène Delacroix Museum and the Guimet Museum, the Paris Museum Pass has you covered.

The format of the Paris Museum Pass is flexible, which is appealing to both fastidious planners and spontaneous explorers. That’s because the Paris Museum Pass may be purchased online months in advance of your trip, or in person right at the admission desk of many participating attractions. There are even multiple places you buy it within the terminals of Charles de Gaulle Airport.

You’re also allowed to download your Paris Museum Pass and print it out at home ahead of your travels. This option is a real perk for those sightseers who still enjoy the feeling of having good, old-fashioned paper tickets on their persons.

What Could Get Better?

A not-insignificant number of the attractions that comprise the Paris Museum Pass are located outside of the metro Paris area. In some aspects, this is wonderful: plenty of these destinations are well worth the effort it takes to experience them, and not many competing tourist passes can boast this many châteaux, for instance. However, for travelers on a tight time schedule, these slightly more far-flung attractions can prove a logistical challenge.

Many of the fine institutions covered by the Paris Museum Pass are renowned for the quality of the temporary exhibitions they organize and put on throughout the year. At museums where these special shows require an additional ticket (on top of standard general admission), it’s more likely than not that your Paris Museum Pass will not suffice; you’ll probably have to pay extra out of pocket if you wish to see those special shows.

Get Your Money’s Worth with a Paris Museum Pass

The key to getting your money’s worth with the Paris Museum Pass is straightforward: the more attractions you visit while using your tourist pass, the more money you’re going to save. Thus, you’ll want to start your Paris experience by first visiting those attractions with the highest admission fees and, when possible, organize your itinerary so that you’re visiting museums that are located close to one another. Many popular attractions in Paris are situated not that far apart from each other; cutting down transit time between attractions is an efficient, money-saving exercise.

The Paris Museum Pass can occasionally be advertised at different retail prices across different websites, depending on where you search for the product. Always shop around before you click “buy” to make certain that you’re getting your tourist pass for the lowest possible price.

Paris Museum Pass Insider Tips

Just because you’ve made the big call and clicked “buy” on your Paris Museum Pass of choice doesn’t mean your work is done: some major Paris attractions (like Versailles and the Louvre, for instance) require advance time-slot reservations. You won’t have to pay anything else, your admission is covered, but you might need to take another step or two. For more details, check out the Paris Museum Pass official website, as well as the official websites of any attraction you’ve got your heart set on seeing.

The paris museum pass is included in two other paris tourist passes. The Paris Pass and the Go City Paris All-Inclusive Pass. It is sometimes included on the Paris

Those prospective Paris Museum Pass users traveling with families will want to pay careful attention to the admission policies of the institutions they’re most interested in visiting. That’s because some of the city’s top museums and monuments offer free admission to individuals under the age of 18 years old.

If you think you might just go ahead and purchase the Paris Museum Pass once you’ve arrived in the city, keep a couple things in mind. One, don’t plan on purchasing it at a busy, major attraction like the Louvre; you’ll just end up waiting in a line your pass itself is designed to help you avoid. Two, not every single attraction covered by the Paris Museum Pass sells the Paris Museum Pass; you’ll need to check its official website for a complete, up-to-date list of attractions where you can buy the pass in person.

Where to Buy the Paris Museum Pass

The Paris Museum Pass is available online, in person at participating attractions, and throughout Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris.