If you’re visiting Paris and want to make the most of your travel budget, consider the Paris Museum Pass. This card offers free admission to many of the city’s major museums and attractions, with a few notable exceptions like the Eiffel Tower, Catacombs, Grand Palais, and Paris Opera (Palais Garnier). Most places charge €8.00 or more for entry, so the savings can add up quickly, especially if you’ll be in Paris for at least 48 hours and plan to visit multiple sites.

We’ve found that paying full price for museum admissions can make you feel compelled to spend extensive time there to get your money’s worth. But with the Paris Museum Pass, you can visit numerous places, spending as much or as little time as you like without feeling like you’re wasting money. An added benefit is that cardholders can often skip the lines at many attractions.

Sample Agenda for 2 Days in Paris

Here’s an example of how much you might save with the Paris Museum Pass:

Day 1: Price of Admission

  • La Sainte-Chapelle: €8.50
  • La Conciergerie: €8.50
  • Towers of Notre-Dame Cathedral: €8.50
  • Archaeological Crypt of Notre-Dame: €6.00
  • Le Centre Pompidou: €13.00

Day 2: Price of Admission

  • Musée du Louvre: €12.00
  • Musée National de l’Orangerie: €7.50
  • Musée d’Orsay: €11.00

Total Cost of Admission: €75.00
Cost of 2-day Paris Museum Pass: €42.00
Savings: €33.00

Major Museums and Attractions Covered by the Paris Museum Pass

  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Musée de l’Armée – Tomb of Napoleon
  • Centre Pompidou
  • Musée National des Arts Asiatiques – Guimet
  • Musée des Arts Décoratifs
  • Espace Mode et Textile
  • Espaces Publicité
  • Musée Nissim de Camondo
  • Musée des Arts et Métiers
  • Musée d’Orsay
  • Musée du Quai Branly
  • Chapelle Expiatoire
  • La Cinémathèque Française – Musée du Cinéma
  • Cité des Sciences et de l’Industrie
  • Conciergerie
  • Musée national Eugène Delacroix
  • Visite publique des Égouts de Paris (Sewers)
  • Musée de l’Institut du Monde Arabe
  • Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme
  • Musée du Louvre
  • Musée national de la Marine
  • Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine – Musée des Monuments Français
  • Musée Gustave Moreau
  • Musée Cluny – Museum of the Middle Ages
  • Cité de la Musique – Musée de la Musique
  • Crypte Archéologique du Parvis Notre-Dame
  • Towers of Notre-Dame
  • Musée National de l’Orangerie
  • Palais de la Découverte
  • Panthéon
  • Musée Rodin
  • Musée des Plans-reliefs
  • Sainte Chapelle

Regional Attractions Covered by the Pass

  • Château de Versailles & Trianon Estate
  • Château de Vincennes
  • Château de Fontainebleau
  • Condé Museum – Château of Chantilly

Purchasing the Paris Museum Pass

The card can be purchased online via the Paris Museum Pass website and at various locations throughout Paris, including the Tourist Offices at CDG and Orly Airports. You can also buy it at major museums and attractions. For example, we purchased ours at Centre Pompidou late in the evening without waiting in line.

Ticket Prices

  • 2-day Pass: €48
  • 4-day Pass: €62
  • 6-day Pass: €74

How to Validate and Use Your Paris Museum Pass

To validate your pass, write your name and the date of first use on the back of the card. Present it at the entrance of designated museums and attractions. You won’t need to stand in the ticket purchase line, though you may still need to go through security checks. The Paris Museum Pass allows unlimited visits to the included museums and attractions. To maximize its benefits, start using it on the morning of your first day and plan to visit sites on consecutive days.

The Paris Museum Pass is a fantastic way to explore the cultural treasures of Paris while saving money and time. Whether you’re a first-time visitor or a seasoned traveler, this pass offers great value and convenience.

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