Are you planning on visiting Paris soon and simply love culture? The Paris Museum Pass, Paris Pass or Paris City Pass can be the best ways to save money and time spent queuing while making the most of the capital’s attractions. The Paris Museum Pass gives you access to over 50 museums and monuments, the most famous being the Louvre, the Orsay Museum, the Pompidou Centre and the Arc de Triomphe … Find complete info to make your choice: prices, list of attractions and our review.
THE PARIS MUSEUM PASS
The Paris Museum Pass gives you access to over 50 museums and monuments for periods of 2, 4 or 6 days.
The Paris Pass gives you access to over 60 attractions and free use of public transport (zones 1 to 3) for periods of 2, 3, 4 or 6 days.
The Paris City Pass gives you access to the Louvre Museum, the Montparnasse Tower, a riverboat trip and free public transport for 3 days. It also includes your transfers from the airport to Paris city centre. You’ll also benefit from 20% discount for most museums and attractions (the Orsay Museum, the Arc de Triomphe …)
THE PARIS MUSEUM PASS PRICES
Choose from different Passes: 2 days, 4 days or 6 days.
Paris Museum Pass – prices :
- 2-day Paris Museum Pass: €48
- 4-day Paris Museum Pass: €62
- 6-day Paris Museum Pass: €74
THE PARIS PASS PRICES
- 2-day Paris Pass: €131 (€81 for teenagers – €44 for children)
- 3-day Paris Pass: €165 (€100 for teenagers – €50 for children)
- 4-day Paris Pass: €196 (€109 for teenagers – €57 for children)
- 6-day Paris pass: €244 (€135 for teenagers – €75 for children)
THE PARIS CITY PASS PRICE
- The price for the Paris City Pass without the Metro: €68 (€43.50 for teenagers – €28 for children)
- The price for the Paris City Pass, including the Metro: €101.50 (€78 for teenagers – €52 for children)
THE MUSEUMS YOU CAN ACCESS WITH A PARIS MUSEUM PASS
The Paris Museum Pass gives you access to most of the museums in Paris and the Ile de France. It also helps you avoid queuing. However, please be aware that it doesn’t give you access to temporary exhibitions, guided tours or conferences.
Here’s the complete list of museums included in the Paris Museum Pass:
- The Louvre Museum
- The Orsay Museum
- The City of Sciences
- The Pompidou Centre
- The Institute of the Arab World
- The Rodin Museum
- The Army Museum
- The National Museum of Asian Art
- The Museum of Decorative Art
- The Museum of Arts and Crafts
- The Quai Branly Museum
- The National Museum of Eugène Delacroix
- French Cinémathèque
- The Paris Sewers Museum
- The Museum of Jewish Art and History
- The National Orangery Museum
- The City of Architecture and Heritage
- The Cluny Museum – Museum of the Middle Ages
- The Museum of Relief Maps
- The Museum of Music
- The Nissim de Camondo Museum
- The Museum of Decorative Arts
- The National Gustave Moreau Museum
- The Palace of Discovery
- The Picasso Museum
- The National Museum of the History of Immigration
You can also browse our guide to the Paris Museums: prices, selection, hours.
To avoid disappointment, take a look at:
- Museums open on Mondays in Paris.
- Museums open on Tuesdays in Paris.
MONUMENTS YOU CAN VISIT WITH YOUR PARIS MUSEUM PASS
Please be aware that your Paris Museum Pass doesn’t give you access to the Eiffel Tower.
Here’s the Paris museum pass’ list of monuments you can access :
- Notre Dame de Paris tours (closed )
- The Archaeological Crypt
- The Conciergerie
- Sainte Chapelle
- The Arc de Triomphe
- The Panthéon
- The Chapelle Expiatoire
Find out more about monuments in Paris
OUR REVIEW OF THE PARIS MUSEUM PASS
If you like culture and want to visit more than 4 monuments or museums while spending several days in Paris, buying the Pass is a great idea. In particular, you can avoid long queues at the entrance to major museums, including the Louvre and Orsay Museums and the Pompidou Centre (where you can sometimes queue for over 2 hours).
To help you choose, here are the individual prices for admission to the Museums and Monuments:
- The Louvre: €15
- The Orsay: €12
- The Rodin Museum: €10
- The Arc de Triomphe: €12
- The Château de Versailles: €18
- The North Tower of Notre Dame: €10
- City of Sciences: €12
- Sainte Chapelle: €10
- The Quai Branly Museum: €10
When you visit 4 or more attractions, you’re already saving money when you buy the 2-day Paris Museum Pass compared to purchasing individual tickets.
In addition, you save time by avoiding long queues. This means your visits will be far more enjoyable.
You can buy your Pass at any of the participating museums. However, to avoid queuing when you visit your first attraction, we advise that you buy it online.
The pass is activated when you register the date to start using it. You can then use it for 2, 4 or 6 days, depending on the type of pass you’ve chosen.
Whether you’re visiting Paris for 2, 3 or even 4 days, you’ll find the best pass to suit you.
Our tip: activate your pass and carry out your first visit in the morning to make the most of your Paris Museum Pass.
OUR REVIEW OF THE PARIS PASS
You’re bound to have noticed that a Paris Pass is more expensive than a Paris Museum Pass.
It combines all the benefits of the Paris Museum Pass and the Visit Paris and RAPT Paris Centre Card.
A 2-day Paris Museum Pass costs €48 and the Paris Card and Tour Paris Centre (Carte Paris Visite Paris Centre) is €19.50, or €67.50, compared to €131 for the Paris Pass. This makes it easy to calculate the benefits ;-).
You should also know that the Paris Pass includes a 120-page tourist guide, a 1-day ticket for a tourist bus trip, a cruise on the Seine (worth €5), a tour of the Montparnasse Tower with panoramic views (worth €18), access to the Grevin Museum (worth €22) and a wine tasting session.
Most of all, you’ll enjoy all these activities with priority access.
It all depends on the activities that may be of interest to you when you’re visiting Paris.
So, you have the Paris Museum Pass, the Paris City Pass and the Paris Pass – now it’s up to you to decide which one to choose!