Paris Museum Pass Guide: Tips for Buying & Using the Pass - Independent Travel Cats (2023)

If you are planning a trip to Paris and want to spend some time admiring great artwork and visiting grand monuments, you’ll likely save money and time by purchasing a Paris Museum Pass. The Paris Museum Pass not only allows for free admission to a number of the top-visited attractions in Paris (i.e., Louvre, Orsay Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Versailles), but it also allows you to skip the long entrance lines at many of these attractions.

However, in some cases, the Paris Museum Pass may not be a good deal for you, especially if this is not your first visit to Paris or you have only a day or two in the city.

We’ll help provide all the information you need to know to decide if the Paris Museum Pass is a good deal for you, decide on which pass to buy, and how to get the most value out of your museum pass. We’ll also share our own experiences using the Paris Museum Pass and give you an honest breakdown of our own cost-savings.

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Currently, free admission to approximately 60 museums, monuments, palaces, castles, and other sites is granted to pass holders. These include some of the most popular Paris attractions within and near Paris including the Louvre Museum, Arc de Triomphe, Musée Rodin, Musée d’Orsay, Sainte-Chapelle, Pantheon, Centre Pompidou, and the Palace of Versailles.

Here is a complete list of the museums and attractions within Paris currently included with the Paris Museum Pass (listed by arrondissement):

  • Musée du Louvre (Louvre Museum), 1st
  • Conciergerie, 1st
  • Sainte-Chapelle, 1st
  • Musée des Arts Décoratifs (Museum of Decorative Arts), 1st
  • Musée National de l’Orangerie, 1st
  • Les Arts décoratifs – Collection Mode et Textile, 1st
  • Les Arts décoratifs – Collection Publicité et Graphisme, 1st
  • Musée des Arts et Métiers, 3rd
  • Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme, 3rd
  • Musée Picasso (Picasso Museum), Paris 3rd
  • Tours de Notre-Dame de Paris (Notre-Dame Towers), 4th (Currently closed)
  • Crypte Archéologique du parvis Notre-Dame (Notre-Dame Crypt), 4th (Currently closed)
  • Centre Pompidou – Musée National d’Art Moderne (Pompidou Center – National Museum of Modern Art) 4th
  • Panthéon, 5th
  • Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute), 5th
  • Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge (Cluny Museum), 5th
  • Musée National Eugène Delacroix (Delacroix Museum), 6th
  • Musée d’Orsay (Orsay Museum), 7th
  • Musée du Quai Branly (Quai Branly Museum), 7th
  • Musée des Égouts de Paris (Paris Sewers Museum), 7th
  • Musée Rodin (Rodin Museum), 7th
  • Musée de l’Armée (Army Museum with Napoleon’s tomb), 7th
  • Musée des Plans-Reliefs (Museum of Military Models), 7th
  • Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération (Museum of the Order of the Liberation), 7th
  • Arc de Triomphe, 8th
  • Chapelle Expiatoire, 8th
  • Musée Nissim de Camondo (Nissim de Camondo Museum), 8th
  • Palais de la Découverte (Discovery Museum), Paris 8th
  • Musée National Gustave Moreau (Gustave Moreau National Museum), Paris 9th
  • Musée de la Cinémathèque (Cinema Museum), Paris 12th
  • Musée National de l’histoire de l’Immigration (National Museum of Immigration History), Paris 12th
  • Musée National des Arts Asiatiques – Guimet (Guimet National Museum of Asian Art), Paris 16th
  • Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine (Museum of Architecture & French Monuments), Paris 16th
  • Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie (Paris Science Museum), Paris 19th
  • Musée de la Musique (Music Museum), Paris 19th

Here is a list of the museums and attractions located outside of Paris that are currently included with the Paris Museum Pass:

  • Château de Versailles & Trianon (Palace of Versailles & Trianon)
  • Château de Vincennes
  • Musée d’Archéologie Nationale et Domaine National de Saint-Germain-en-Laye (National Archaeological Museum)
  • Abbaye Royale de Chaalis (Chaalis Abbey)
  • Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace (Museum of Air & Space)
  • Musée Condé – Château de Chantilly (Condé Museum at Chantilly Castle)
  • Château de Fontainebleau
  • Château de Maisons-Laffitte
  • Musée National de Port-Royal des Champs (Port-Royal des Champs Museum)
  • Laiterie de la Reine et Chaumière aux Coquillages, Château de Rambouillet (Queen Marie-Antoinette Dairy and Shell Cottage)
  • Musée National de la Renaissance – Château d’Ecouen (National Museum of the Renaissance)
  • Musée Rodin, Meudon (Rodin Museum in Meudon)
  • Basilique Royale de Saint-Denis (Basilica of Saint-Denis)
  • Villa Savoye
  • Sèvres, Cité de la Céramique(Sèvres Ceramics Museum)
  • Musée et Domaine Nationaux du Palais impérial de Compiègne (Compiègne Palace and museums)
  • Musée Départemental Maurice Denis (Maurice Denis Departmental Museum, “The Priory”)
  • Château de Pierrefonds
  • Château de Malmaison
  • Château de Champs-sur-Marne

Please note that the above list is for your reference and may not reflect recent changes to the pass and you should always double-check the museum list included with your pass for the most update information. This list may also not reflect museum closures, so always be sure to check in advance for museum opening dates and hours before visiting.

Note that while the pass ensures general admission, the pass may not cover admission to special exhibits, audioguides, or special events taking place at a particular museum or attraction.

Now there are several major attractions in Paris that are NOT included with the Paris Museum Pass that you should take into consideration. These include the Eiffel Tower, Opéra Garnier, Grand Palais, the catacombs, Espace Dalí (Salvador DalíMuseum), Jacquemart-André Museum, Luxembourg Museum, Musée Marmottan Monet, Montmartre Museum, elevator at La Défense, treasury at Notre-Dame, and the dome at Sacré Coeur.

Further the pass does not include any transport in Paris, hop-on hop-off buses, or Seine River boat cruises.

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All the Paris Museum Passes cover the same attractions and the only decision you need to make concerns the length of your pass. They are currently sold as 2-day (48 hour), 4-day (96 hour), or 6-day (144 hour) passes.

Passes are activated after your first usage and must be used in consecutive hours. So if you purchase a 4-day pass with your first visit at 1pm on May 5th, it will be valid from May 5th through to 1pm on May 9th.

It is important to note that we are specifically discussing the Paris Museum Pass. However, there are a number of other similarly named Paris passes, most notably the Paris Pass. These are completely different passes and have different advantages and disadvantages; the Paris Pass includes the Paris Museum Pass as well as a Paris Attractions Pass. The Paris Attractions Pass includes additional attractions like the Eiffel Tower, a Seine River cruise, walking tours and more.

We have used both the Paris Museum Pass alone as well as the Paris Museum Pass as part of the Paris Pass. We find that the Paris Museum Pass is a good fit for many travelers, but you should look into each pass to decide for yourselves. We have written a full Paris Pass review here that you can read if interested in that pass.

All information in this article will only apply to the Paris Museum Pass which was first introduced in 2006. Note that some sellers also sell a bundle of passes that include the Paris Museum Pass but also include other passes or attraction tickets. Just make sure you know what you are buying!

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The current cost of the Paris Museum Pass (last checked July 2022) is below:

  • 52 € for Paris Museum Pass, 48 hours
  • 66 € for Paris Museum Pass, 96 hours
  • 78 € for Paris Museum Pass, 144 hours

Note that there are no separate passes for children. In most cases, these passes will not help children save money. In addition, these prices are for when you buy the pass in person. Buying the Paris Museum Pass online may cost a little more than this due to processing fees.

First, you should make a list of all the attractions you want to visit during your time in Paris. Try to come up with a realistic list based on the amount of time you’ll be in Paris as you don’t want to spend your entire trip going from museum to museum.

Next, check the entrance fee cost for each online or using a recent guidebook. Add up the costs to come up with a total.

NOTE: This example uses current prices as of July 2022.

Example: I want to visit the Louvre (€17), Sainte-Chapelle (€11,50), Musée Rodin (€13), Conciergerie (€11.5), Versailles with access to Trianon and gardens (€20), Musée de l’Armée (Army Museum) and Napoleon’s tomb (€14), and the Musee d’Orsay (€16) = €103

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Next, you’ll need to decide how many days it will likely take you to visit all the attractions. Remember it can be easy to be too ambitious and think you’ll take in three art museums and two churches in one day, but that will simply leave you exhausted and overwhelmed. Try to be realistic.

Example: Day1: Spend a full day at Versailles. Day 2: Combine Sainte-Chapelle, Conciergerie, and the Louvre. Day 3: Visit the Rodin Museum, see Napoleon’s tomb at the Army Museum, and visit the Musee d’Orsay. This means I would need 3 days.

Now, compare the price of the needed pass with your entrance fee total. Current prices (as of July 2022) are €52 for a 48 hour pass, €66 for a 96 hour pass, and €78 for a 144 hour pass. Typically, you’ll find that you’ll save money if you plan to visit more than four or five attractions with the pass. However, this is not always the case so do try to use tips above to figure out if they are worth it for you.

Example: OK, so it would cost me €103 as an adult to visit all the places on my list and I think I need 3 days. Since there is no 3-day pass or 72 hour pass, I’ll need to purchase the 96 hour pass (4 days) which is €66. If I visit all the listed attractions in the 4-day period, I’ll have a cost savings of €37 and it should also keep me from waiting in the ticket lines.

Further, buying the 4-day pass gives me more time to visit these attractions without trying to squash them into 3 days which may end up being too rushed.

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If you plan to buy a Paris Museum Pass, you can either purchase it online or in person once you are in Paris. You can also purchase it as part of the Paris Pass or Paris Passlib.

In Person: You can buy the Paris Museum Pass at a number of locations, including at many of the museums and monuments that accept the pass, several visitors’ centers in Paris, and the tourist information desks at both Orly and Charles de Gaulle airports.

If you plan to purchase the Paris Museum Pass at either of the Paris airports, you can look up tourist desk location information and hours here.

If you are planning to buy it in person, I would suggest purchasing the passes at a place where you won’t have to stand in line for long such as a tourist information center, a smaller museum, or airport information desk. If you try to get them at a place like the Louvre or Musée d’Orsay, you’ll likely end up waiting in a long line.

Online with Hotel or Home Delivery: You can purchase the Paris Museum Pass from the Paris Tourist Office online here, and have them delivered before your trip or have them delivered to your hotel in Paris. However, you will have to pay shipping costs that will likely decrease the cost savings of the pass, so I would suggest just buying it in-person once you get to Paris or doing the voucher option below unless you need it in advance.

Online Voucher for Pick-Up: To avoid shipping costs, you can also order 2, 4, or 6 day Paris Museum Pass online and pick it up in Paris free of charge o. There are several websites offering this service, we’d recommend comparing prices and pick-up locations.

  • You can purchase the Paris Museum Pass directly from the official site here, and opt for in person pickup or for an e-ticket delivery.
  • You can order online from the Paris Tourist Office online here and then collect your order free of charge with your purchase voucher from the central Paris Tourist Office located at 29 Rue de Rivoli, 75004 Paris or the Visitor Center Gare du Nord located at 18 Rue de Dunkerque, 75010 Paris.
  • You can also purchase the 2, 4, or 6 day Paris Pass online from GetYourGuideand then pick it up with your voucher receipt at their office at 23 Rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris. The office is about a 10 minute walk from the Louvre museum.

Online with eTicket Delivery: As of 2022 you can now buy the Paris Museum Pass as an eTicket. This is delivered as a PDF to your e-mail address and you can either display it on your phone or print it out.

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  • As of July 2022 this service is currently only available via the official site here

As part of the Paris Pass: You can also purchase the Paris Museum Pass as part of the Paris Pass. In addition to the Paris Museum Pass, you get a Paris Visite card for unlimited public transit and a Paris Attractions Pass that includes free additional attractions including hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus, Montparnasse Tower, Seine river cruise, Paris Aquarium, and the Dalí Museum.

You can read our review of the Paris Pass and you can learn more and purchase it online here. It is available for purchase in person (only at 1 location) or online. If purchased online, it can be picked up for free in Paris or mailed to your home before your trip.

As part of the Parislib Pass: A final option is to purchase it as part of the Paris Passlib. Like the Paris Pass, it includes the Paris Museum Pass and a Paris Visite transport pass. But it includes fewer extra attractions than the Paris Pass, although it does includes a Seine River Cruise and hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus ticket. You can see more and purchase it online here.

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If you are planning to visit the Louvre museum using the Paris Museum Pass, we strongly recommend pre-booking your time slot once you have your Paris Museum Pass. Since summer 2019, the museum has recommended that all visitors pre-book tickets online. Without a pre-booked ticket, you may have to wait longer and are not guaranteed entry.

You will need your Paris Museum Pass number and the date and time you wish to visit. You can book your timeslot here once you have your pass. You MUST have your pass in hand before you can make your reservation as you need the unique number on the back.

If you are not planning to use the Paris Museum Pass, we strongly recommend booking pre-timed tickets directly from the Louvre website to guarantee entry. If the pre-timed tickets are sold out on the museum website for the date you want to visit, you can often still find pre-timed tickets on GetYourGuide here or Tiqets here.

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Here are some tips for using your Paris Museum Pass and getting the most out of your time in Paris with the pass.

  • Plan ahead. Do a little research and figure out what attractions are included with the pass and which ones you plan to visit so you can make an informed choice of whether the pass makes sense for you or not.
  • Remember that once you first use the pass, the time begins and it will only remain valid for the next 48 consecutive hours (2 days), 96 consecutive hours (4 days) or 144 consecutive hours (6 days), depending on the option chosen. NOTE: In the past (prior to June 24, 2019), the pass was valid for consecutive days and not hours. It is now valid for consecutive hours, not days.
  • If you are in Paris for longer than the length of your pass, it is good to plan out which days you want to use the pass. When we had the pass, we thought about our days in Paris as either Pass days (focused on Pass attractions) or non-Pass days (focused on free things and attractions not covered by the pass).
  • If you get to a museum and are not sure if you are in the correct line for pass holders, ask a security guard or museum personnel. We witnessed countless people with museum passes who were standing in the regular lines. While sometimes a museum won’t have any priority access lines open, it never hurts to ask as it may save you an hour!
  • Note that the pass often isn’t a good value for children as they often get free or reduced entrance fees anyway. In fact, most museums covered by the Paris Museum Pass give free entry to children under age 18 accompanied by an adult. Currently, there are only 6 of the over 50 museums and monuments that do not provide free entry to children (e.g., Museum of French Cinema, Interactive Science Museum). So if you are traveling with children under age 18, they probably do not need a pass.
  • Note that if you live in Europe (particularly those who are residents of the European Economic Area), people age 25 and younger receive discounts or free entry at many museums in Paris. Some museums also give discounts to university students. For these discounts, you will need to bring a valid photo ID with proof of age and residency. For university discount, you will need a valid university ID.
  • Many museums and monuments are free for disabled people and their companion so the Paris Museum Pass isn’t necessary. Just be sure to bring along ID and proof of disability.
  • Make note if any of the attractions you want to visit offer a free admission day. If they do, you could always visit them on a non-pass day. For instance, we’ve visited the Louvre, Château deFontainebleau, and Musée Cluny on free admission days without needing to have a pass.
  • Most attractions in Paris shut down for at least one day per week. Smaller attractions may have limited hours and may only be open a few days each week. Also attractions may be closed or partially closed for long periods of time for restoration work. If you have a 2-day pass and plan to see 5 attractions, you should check ahead to make sure those attractions will be open and how you can best use your Pass days.
  • Read the tips provided on the printed information that comes with each pass about each attraction regarding closures, best entrances, and best hours to visit. Even though we read that we should get to Versailles by 10am to best ensure priority access, we still decided to sleep in and arrived around 11am. We should have listened as there was a very long line by the time we got there!
  • At most places you will get to be in a shorter priority line (perhaps even just walk inside); however, some places with tighter security still require that you wait in the same security line as everyone else. These include the Notre-Dame tower (ticketing and security line the same), Sainte-Chapelle (only priority access for ticketing, not security line), and Versailles (can skip ticketing line but must wait in same security line). For busy attractions like these (especially Versailles), I would suggest trying to get there around opening time to avoid a long wait.
  • If you plan to visit the Louvre, be sure to book a timeslot in advance. It is free to make a reservation for those with Paris Museum Passes, but you need to have your pass number. You will need to bring both your timeslot reservation and your Paris Museum Pass to gain entry to the museum.
  • In the past, you could use the Paris Museum Pass to visit the same attraction multiple times if you wished during the pass’s validity period. This has changed. You can now only visit each museum or attraction once. You will not be allowed multiple entries or re-entry. So plan your visits wisely if there is a place you want to spend a lot of time visiting.
  • If you plan to visit the Palace of Versailles, the Paris Museum Pass includes free entry into the park and gardens as well as the general self-guided audio tour of the palace and the other estate properties (e.g., Trianon Castle and the Estate of Marie-Antoinette). The only exception is when the musical fountain shows or a special event is happening in the gardens, in which case you will need to pay extra to enter the gardens. I would just check ahead on the Chateau de Versailles website for the garden schedule to check to see if these events are taking place during your visit.
  • If you want to visit the Eiffel Tower (like most visitors) it is not included as part of the Paris Museum Pass. We recommend booking your ticket in advance (or do a guided tour) to save time here waiting in line. See our guide to visiting the Eiffel Tower for lots of tips and advice for planning your visit.
  • Don’t try to see all the museums (or even half) in one visit! Some people get their Paris Museum Passes and go down the list visiting as many as they can squeeze into their trip. We certainly know the feeling of wanting to see everything, but if you do this, you are going to be exhausted. Paris has so much to offer that is not on that list and you’ll want to take time to slow down and soak up the city whether it is lingering over a cup of coffee at a café, sitting in a manicured park, watching the sunset over the Seine, or dancing at a club. Hopefully you’ll be back again in the future to catch those attractions you miss, but don’t go through Paris as if it is one big checklist of famous museums.

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We have used the Paris Museum Pass twice so far, once in 2012 and then again in 2017. In 2012, we purchased 2 4-day Paris Museum Passes in person at theTourist Information Desk at Charles de Gaulle Airport. Then in 2017 we purchased two 2-day Paris Museum Passes online as part of the Paris Pass.

In 2012, we had a week in Paris. Since we had made reservations to visit the Eiffel Tower on the first evening (not included in the Pass) and had tickets to a performance at the Opera Garnier for later in the week, we validated our pass on the second day of our trip.

All you need to do to begin using the pass is to scan it at the first place of use. It will be timestamped, and the barcode will be scanned at each attraction or museum you visit.

During our 4-day period, we ended up visiting 8 attractions covered by the Museum Pass. We would also visit the Cluny Museum, but we did so as part of a special evening event with free admission.

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While we spent a lot of time in some of the attractions we visited (Louvre and Versailles for example), we spent much less time at some of the other museums such as the Panthéon. While Ethan spent some quality time examining war artifacts at the Musée de L’Armée, I was able to walk over to the Rodin Museum and stroll around the pretty sculpture gardens before popping back over to take a look at Napoleon’s tomb. The great thing about having the pass is that you can drop by for a quick visit of the less crowded attractions that you might otherwise have not visited.

In all instances, we were able to bypass the ticket buying lines and it was great to be able to avoid a couple of really long lines with this pass. However, for a couple of the places we still had to wait in lines. Notably, the security line for Sainte-Chapelle and Versailles. These are places you should try to arrive early if you can, or alternatively visit later in the afternoons.

As we mentioned earlier, we had read that we should get to Versailles before 10am to try to get priority access and to get in early. But we didn’t do that on our first visit and by the time we got there, they were not allowing priority access for anyone since the lines were so long.

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As far as cost-savings, here is how things worked out for us (with prices updated for 2018):

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So in 2012 we saved €59 and a few hours saved from not having to buy tickets and being given priority access. We were definitely very happy with our decision and would highly recommend the pass to save both money and also precious vacation time. However, someone visiting the same places today (as of July 2018) with the same pass would actually have greater savings (€76).

However, it should also be stated that we probably would not have visited all of these places if we did not have the pass. For instance we probably would not have taken the time to visit the Pantheon and I probably would not have paid the full admission price to only visit Napoleon’s tomb at Musée de L’Armée.

As a history lover, it would be easy for me to museum hop my entire visit, especially with the Museum Pass. But you don’t want to spend your entire time in Paris looking at artwork and learning about French history, so be sure you plan some down time to get to know the Paris beyond the walls of the museums.

Before your trip to Paris, I would highly recommend taking a look at what the Paris Museum Pass can offer and decide if it is a good value for you. During our next visit in 2013, we decided not to purchase a Paris Museum Pass as a lot of the things we wanted to do during our visit were not covered by the pass so it didn’t make sense financially to do so. Instead we visited several free monuments and museums and even planned it so we got free entry to both Château deFontainebleau and the Louvre.

We used the Paris Museum Pass again in 2017, revisiting some museums and also going to some new attractions. We again found that the pass saved us money and time, and we continue to highly recommend this pass.

There are still over 20 places covered by the Paris Museum Pass that we have yet to visit so it is likely we’ll use the Paris Museum Pass again in the future!

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We hope this information is helpful. Feel free to ask us any questions you have about the Paris Museum Pass in the Comments section below and we are happy to try to answer them! Also, we’d love to hear from others who have also used the passes.

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FAQs

What's the difference between the Paris Pass and the Paris Museum Pass? ›

The Paris Museum Pass is only for museums and monuments, the Paris Pass adds a travel card and entry to other popular attractions.

Does the Paris Pass allow you to skip lines? ›

The Paris Museum Pass lets you skip the line at many top museums and monuments by reserving a specific date/time slot. You can also buy the Paris Pass, which bundles a Museum Pass with other tours, cruises, and even metro tickets. To be clear, none of these ticket and tour options let you skip security lines.

Does the Paris Pass include transport? ›

The Paris Pass gives visitors free entry and the possibility of skipping the lines to over 60 tourist attractions and museums in Paris. In addition, it includes unlimited access to the city's public transportation in the center and many other benefits.

Is the Paris Visite travel pass worth it? ›

Is It Worthwhile? The Paris Visite is quite expensive and it is only worth purchasing if you're staying in Paris only for a couple of days, going to Disneyland, or if you would like to get to the airport by public transport. If this is your case, then we recommend purchasing the Paris Visite zones 1-5.

What is the best pass to buy in Paris? ›

What Paris Card offers the best value? The Paris Pass is the most comprehensive of the all-in-one passes: it includes museums (Louvre, Orsay, etc.), tours, a Seine River Cruise, and an Eiffel Tower guided tour (up to the second floor).

Is the Eiffel Tower included in Paris Museum Pass? ›

If you want to visit the Eiffel Tower (like most visitors) it is not included as part of the Paris Museum Pass. We recommend booking your ticket in advance (or do a guided tour) to save time here waiting in line. See our guide to visiting the Eiffel Tower for lots of tips and advice for planning your visit.

Is the Paris pass worth it 2022? ›

If you're not too worried about the price, the Paris Pass is a nice option just for the fact that you can hop in and out of museums and attractions as you like and you don't have to wait in line. Additionally, you can also leave a museum and not feel guilty that you're not “getting your money's worth.”

How do skip the line tickets work? ›

Skip the Line tickets are exactly what they sound like — special tickets which not only offer admission to a specific destination but also let you jump ahead to the front of the line when you arrive.

Is Paris hop on hop off worth it? ›

Using a hop on hop off tour is a practical and great value way of exploring Paris. You'll often get to see the main attractions much more easily as the bus will stop nearby, rather than having to work out complex maps and routes yourself.

Does Paris Museum Pass include Metro? ›

Next up is the Paris Museum Pass.

This gives you free access to virtually all the museums in Paris. But, it includes only museums, no extra activities, no Metro.

Where do I pick up my city Pass in Paris? ›

You should collect your The Paris Museum Pass from the Big Bus Information Center when you arrive in the city. Each pass has its own line-up of attractions, so please check which one you need to show for entry. You'll find these details under each attraction listing in 'know before you go'.

Is Disneyland included in Paris Pass? ›

Disneyland® Paris is home to two separate parks. With your Explorer Pass, you can choose a one-day ticket to EITHER Disneyland® Park OR Walt Disney Studios® Park. Only pass holders who purchased an explorer pass on or after January 25 2022 are eligible to redeem for a Disneyland ticket.

Is Palais Garnier included in Paris Pass? ›

With the Paris Pass you can get a free tour of the Palais Garnier, saving you €14.00. Plus, you can also get free entry into the top museums in Paris, art galleries and attractions with the complete package – not to mention a travelcard.

Can tourists use Navigo in Paris? ›

Tourists can purchase a Navigo Découverte pass at almost any Metro, RER, or Transilien train ticket window—including in the airport—that normally sells tickets and passes in Paris. There are currently two versions of the Navigo pass, the standard Navigo and the Navigo Découverte.

What is the best way to get around Paris? ›

Paris Metro (Métro in French, Subway or Underground in English) is the fastest way of getting around the city. The underground system has 16 interconnected lines and is also linked to the express train RER.

What is the cheapest way to get around Paris? ›

Public transport
  • The Métro is the cheapest, easiest and fastest way to get around Paris. ...
  • Metros start running every day – including public holidays – at around 6am and stop at around 12.45am (from Sunday to Thursday) or at 1.45am (on Friday and Saturday).

How much does the Paris City Pass cost? ›

City Passes Overview Table:
Sightseeing Pass:All-Inclusive Pass Paris*Paris Pass*
Approx. price for days / hours / attractions:Days: 2: € 89.00 3: € 119.00 4: € 199.00 6: € 229.00 Now -5%Days: 2: € 89.00 3: € 119.00 4: € 199.00 6: € 229.00 Now -5%
Recommended for:All-Inclusive SightseeingAll-Inclusive Sightseeing
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How much is a Metro pass in Paris? ›

The Paris Metro tickets are also called T+ tickets. The Paris Metro tickets price is 1.90€, and you can use it for zones 1-3 only, for the next 120 minutes after validation (without exiting the network).

What is covered on the Paris Museum Pass? ›

Which attractions are included on the Paris Museum Pass?
  • The Louvre.
  • Musée d'Orsay.
  • Paris Science Museum.
  • Conciergerie.
  • Sainte-Chapelle.
  • Arc de Triomphe.
  • The Army Museum.
  • Panthéon.

Does the Paris Museum Pass get you into Versailles? ›

The Paris Museum Pass grants admission to the Palace of Versailles, the Estate of Trianon and more than 60 museums and monuments in Paris and the Paris region.

Is the Louvre part of the Paris Museum Pass? ›

Enjoy the Louvre Museum with The Paris Pass®

You can visit this attraction with the Paris Museum Pass – included on a 3, 4 or 6-day Paris Pass.

What is worth paying for in Paris? ›

Some of the most popular sights and attractions covered by the Paris Pass include the Louvre Museum, Musée d'Orsay, Picasso Museum, Eiffel Tower (including a guided climb to the second level), Centre Georges Pompidou (and its massive modern art collection), the Panthéon, the Sainte-Chapelle, National Medieval Museum ( ...

Should I buy the Paris city Pass? ›

If you plan on seeing as much of the city as possible, the Paris Pass is an excellent value. Considering that attractions like the Eiffel Tower and Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour are each more than €30 on their own, it's easy to see how you could save money just using the Paris Pass once or twice per day.

Does RER ticket include Metro? ›

1 answer. Yes the Paris RER train ticket is valid for the Metro as well. Any RER ticket which has either the starting or ending station within Paris center (i.e. any Metro in Paris or RER station in Zone 1) will be good for Metro transfers anywhere along the route of travel (beginning, middle, end).

What is 1 single use skip the line pass? ›

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What is skip the line tour? ›

It means your private guide has access to tickets. You'll avoid waiting in line to purchase tickets and and waiting in line to get in.

What does skip line mean? ›

With "skip the line", we designate tickets which ensure the fastest possible entrance with no or very little queuing. Sometimes, skip-the-line tickets are timed; often, they will have to be shown at a dedicated desk or lane.

Can you drink tap water in Paris? ›

Paris tap water is considered safe to drink according to French, EU and international standards (WHO). Every day at the Eau de Paris research and analysis laboratories receive and record over 200 samples which divided among different chemical, organic chemistry, bacteriology, and corrosion departments.

Is there Uber in Paris? ›

Reserve a ride with Uber in advance in Paris

Complete your plans today by reserving a ride with Uber in Paris. Request a ride up to 30 days in advance, at any time and on any day of the year.

What time does the Eiffel Tower light up? ›

The Tower lights and beacon are lit up every evening from dusk until 11.45pm. As soon as it gets dark, the Eiffel Tower's golden lighting switches on automatically within less than 10 minutes, thanks to light-sensitive twilight sensors.

How can I save money in Paris? ›

Tips for how to save money in Paris
  1. #1 Take advantage of all the Free Activities on Offer.
  2. #2 Order Tap Water at restaurants.
  3. #3 Use Public Transportation.
  4. #4 Purchase a Carnet of Metro Tickets.
  5. #6 Consider having a picnic (or two)
  6. #7 Explore Offbeat districts (don't just stay in the touristy areas)
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How much is the Louvre entrance fee? ›

Which museums in Paris require reservations? ›

You can reserve online the day and the hour of your visit for many Parisian museums. Louvre, Orsay, Pompidou, Picasso… Find online tickets and visit reservation for the most important museums in Paris.

Does the Paris Museum Pass include Sainte Chapelle? ›

Lucky card-holders receive free to the Arc de Triomphe, Sainte-Chapelle, Panthéon, Louvre, Musée Rodin and many more. Please note: the Paris Museum Pass doesn't provide access to the museums' temporary exhibitions or to conference visits.

Does the Paris Museum Pass expire? ›

Like the Paris Pass, the Paris Museum Pass must be used on consecutive days, and at the end of the pass duration, it will expire. You activate the Paris Museum Pass by using it — the first museum you visit will stamp it with the date and time.

Are Paris museums free? ›

A number of Parisian museums offer access to free to all of their permanent collection. Finally, some museums are simply free, always and for all, but be aware that on free days, there may be a few more people than usual. If your goal is to visit a museum with few people, prefer the days of night in the museums.

How much does dream key pass cost? ›

Disneyland has begun allowing Magic Key holders to renew their passes, with a few changes made to its annual pass lineup. Most notably, costs have risen. The top-end Dream Key is no more, and has been replaced by the "Inspire Key," which costs $1,600 per year in comparison to the Dream Key's $1,400 pricing last year.

How much are DLP annual passes? ›

Privilege Ticket prices from March 31st, 2022 to October 3rd, 2022 included: € 42 in low season and € 61 in high season for the Annual Infinity Pass and, € 47 in low season and € 66 in high season for the Magic Plus Annual Pass.

Which area of Paris is best for tourists to stay? ›

The 7 Best Neighborhoods in Paris for Tourists
  1. Marais. The trendiest neighborhood in Paris, the Marais is defined by the hip Parisians who come to eat, drink, and shop in this uber cool quartier. ...
  2. Saint Germain. ...
  3. Latin Quarter. ...
  4. The 7th. ...
  5. South Pigalle. ...
  6. Montmartre. ...
  7. The 1st.
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What is covered on the Paris Museum Pass? ›

Which attractions are included on the Paris Museum Pass?
  • The Louvre.
  • Musée d'Orsay.
  • Paris Science Museum.
  • Conciergerie.
  • Sainte-Chapelle.
  • Arc de Triomphe.
  • The Army Museum.
  • Panthéon.

Does the Paris Museum Pass get you into Versailles? ›

The Paris Museum Pass grants admission to the Palace of Versailles, the Estate of Trianon and more than 60 museums and monuments in Paris and the Paris region.

Does Paris Museum Pass include Metro? ›

Next up is the Paris Museum Pass.

This gives you free access to virtually all the museums in Paris. But, it includes only museums, no extra activities, no Metro.

Are Paris museums free? ›

A number of Parisian museums offer access to free to all of their permanent collection. Finally, some museums are simply free, always and for all, but be aware that on free days, there may be a few more people than usual. If your goal is to visit a museum with few people, prefer the days of night in the museums.

How does Paris Museum Pass work? ›

How does the Paris museum pass work? The pass allows free, one-time access to over 60 museums in the city. The pass gets activated on the first visit and will be valid for the consecutive days depending on the kind of pass chosen. You can visit as many listed museums and attractions as you like in these days.

Are the catacombs included in Paris Museum Pass? ›

Catacombs de Paris

NB: Entry to the catacombs is not included on either the Paris Museum Pass or the Paris Pass. Which Metro Line? The catacombs are within walking distance of the Denfert-Rochereau Metro station, which is served by lines 4 and 6, as well Line B or the RER.

Does Paris Museum Pass include Palais Garnier? ›

With the Paris Pass you can get a free tour of the Palais Garnier, saving you €14.00. Plus, you can also get free entry into the top museums in Paris, art galleries and attractions with the complete package – not to mention a travelcard.

What tickets should I buy for Versailles? ›

There are two options for visiting them: Purchase a 1- or 2-day Passport ticket or a Passport ticket with timed entry, which grant admission to the whole Estate of Versailles. Purchase a Musical Fountains Show or Musical Gardens ticket to visit the gardens only.

How much time do you need for Versailles? ›

To tour the inside of the palace thoroughly, it takes around 2-3 hours. Allow longer if you want to explore the gardens. 3. When is the best time to visit the Palace of Versailles?

How do I book the Palace of Versailles with Paris Pass? ›

This attraction is available as part of the Paris Museum Pass, which is included on a 4 or 6-day Paris Pass.
...
To book your spot, visit their website.
  1. Select the date and time you wish to visit.
  2. Choose the ticket category "Free Admission Palace" (O€ price) and checkout.
  3. Create your account to receive your e-ticket.

Is the Paris pass worth it 2022? ›

If you're not too worried about the price, the Paris Pass is a nice option just for the fact that you can hop in and out of museums and attractions as you like and you don't have to wait in line. Additionally, you can also leave a museum and not feel guilty that you're not “getting your money's worth.”

What is the cheapest way to get around Paris? ›

Public transport
  • The Métro is the cheapest, easiest and fastest way to get around Paris. ...
  • Metros start running every day – including public holidays – at around 6am and stop at around 12.45am (from Sunday to Thursday) or at 1.45am (on Friday and Saturday).

How can I save money in Paris? ›

Tips for how to save money in Paris
  1. #1 Take advantage of all the Free Activities on Offer.
  2. #2 Order Tap Water at restaurants.
  3. #3 Use Public Transportation.
  4. #4 Purchase a Carnet of Metro Tickets.
  5. #6 Consider having a picnic (or two)
  6. #7 Explore Offbeat districts (don't just stay in the touristy areas)
11 May 2022

Is it free to climb the Eiffel Tower? ›

The Eiffel Tower gardens and esplanade are fully accessible without a ticket, i.e. for free.

How much is the Louvre entrance fee? ›

What is free on the first Sunday of the month in Paris? ›

Free only on the first Sunday of each month: The Louvre, Musée Rodin, Musée Picasso, Musée d'Orsay and others. Always free: National museums (such as the Louvre, the Musée d'Orsay, etc.) are free for all persons under 26 from the European Union : proof of identity is required (passport or EU identity card).

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