FREE ENTRY WITH
THE PARIS MUSEUM PASS!
50 museums in one ticket? Wow!
This is the ultimate pass if you ask me.
Museums, museums, museums. What more could you want?
OK, OK, a trip up the Eiffel Tower would probably be nice. It’s a shame that’s not included with this pass, to be honest.
The best thing about the pass? The more museums you visit, the better value it is!
Top tip: If you’re visiting Paris with kids or people who aren’t all that keen on museums, you’d probably be better off buying the Paris City Card.
Paris Museums Pass
Paris Museums Pass fromEUR 65
for 2, 4 or 6 days. All Museums participating have free admissionBuy Pass
at a glance
Museum Pass for 2 days: EUR 65
Museum pass for 4 days: EUR 80
Museum Pass for 6 days: EUR 95
I am sorry to say that booking with GYG is EUR 10 pricier. But you would support my work on the website.
Think carefully about when you activate your pass. Even if you activate it towards the end of the day, that will count as your first full day. It’s best to activate your pass early in the morning, so you maximize your time.
Let’s say you’re in Paris from Thursday morning until Sunday evening, and you buy a two day pass. Don’t activate it when you arrive – wait until the Friday morning!
WHICH MUSEUMS ARE COVERED?
This museum pass covers over 50 museums in Paris and some castles and churches in the surrounding area. You’ll mostly be able to skip the queues (but there are some exceptions) and you may need to book ahead (at no extra cost) for some places, including the Louvre.
Here’s a list of participating museums in Paris:
- Arc de Triomphe
- Centre Pompidou
- Chapelle expliatoire
- Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
- Cité des sciences et de l’industrie
- La Cinémathèque francaise – Musée du cinema
- Les Invalides
- Louvre (reservation needed)
- Musée de l’Orangerie
- Musée d’Orsay
- Musée Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge (Currently closed for renovations)
- Musée national d’art Moderne (MAM)
- Musée Rodin
- Musée du Quai Branly
- Musée Gustave Moreau
- Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaisme
- Musée de l’institut du monde arabe
- Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration
- Musée Jean-Jacques Henner
- Musée Eugène Delacroix
- Musée des arts et métiers
- Musée Nissin de Camondo
- Museum Guimet – Asian art
- Museum of Decorative Arts
- Museum of Models
- Musée de l’ordre de la libération
- Palais de la Découverte
- Philharmonie de Paris – Musikmuseum
- Picasso Museum
- Sainte-Chapelle (no Skip the Line)
IN THE SURROUNDING AREA
And here’s a list of attractions outside of Paris:
- Abbaye royale de Chaalis
- Cathédrale de Saint-Denis
- Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon
- Château de Champ-sur-Marne
- Château de Fontainebleau
- Château de Pierrefonds
- Château de Rambouillet
- Château de Vincennes
- Domaine de Chantilly
- Maison d’Auguste Rodin à Meudon
- Musée national de la Renaissance – Château d’Ecouen
- Musée national e Port-royal de Champs
- Musée d’archéologie nationale et domaine national de Sainte-Germain-en-Laye
- Musée Franco-Americain du Château de Blérancourt
- Musée de l’air de l’espace
- Musée et domaine nationaux du château de Compiège
- Musée national du château de Malmaison
- Sèvres – Manufacture et Musée nationaux
- Villa Savoye
WILL YOU SAVE?
1. Let’s say you’ve bought the two day pass for EUR 80.00 and are planning an early start on day one and a late finish on day two.
2. Then let’s imagine you visit six museums on the list. Remember that you might want to leave time for a visit to the Eiffel Tower or Montmartre, which aren’t included with the pass. So you’d be planning to fit seven attractions into your two days. That’s going to keep you busy!
Now for the sums…
Admission Louvre: EUR 20
Admission Center Pompidou: EUR 15
Admission Sainte-Chapelle: EUR 11.50
Admission to Versailles: EUR 21.50
Admission Arc de Triomphe: EUR 13
Total: EUR 81 -> a saving of EUR 1 – not a lot, but…
If you now manage to visit another sight – for example, the Musée d’Orsay – then you save another EUR 16! And so forth…
1) You have to go and pick up your Paris Museum Pass!
Where from? At the office of one of GetYourGuide’s local partners:
Rue d’Aboukir 23, 75002 Paris
Luckily it’s only a ten-minute walk from the Louvre.
DO YOU NEED TO KNOW?
2) Children under the age of 18
… get free entry anyway, so they don’t need anything other than their passport.
3) Think carefully about who you’re on your trip with.
Remember that time is money! The more museums you can visit in the allocated time, the better value for money the pass will end up being. If you’re travelling with children or perhaps older people or even someone who drags their feet because they don’t enjoy museums, your pace is probably going to be slower than you expect…
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