Paris has some of the greatest museums in the world, such as the Arc de Triomphe, the Louvre and the Palace of Versailles. As tempting as it can be to visit them all, the cost and time definitely adds up! Enter the Paris Museum Pass. Haven’t heard of this discount attractions pass for Paris? Read on to learn more.
What is the Paris Museum Pass?
The Paris Museum Pass is a card that allows entry into a select list of museums in Paris for a set price. It is available in 2, 4 or 6-day increments. For some museums, it even lets you skip the line.
How it works is you write your name and start date on the card, then present it at participating attractions for entry. And yes, they will check for your name and start date, so you can forget about trying to share cards amongst friends.
Which museums + monuments does the Paris Museum Pass include?
The Paris Museum Pass works with over 50 museums and monuments. A few of the popular attractions include the Arc de Triomphe, Château de Versailles et de Trianon, Musèe du Louvre, and Musèe de l’Armèe. It does not include entry into the Eiffel Tower.
Where can I buy the Paris Museum Pass?
You can buy the Paris Museum Pass online via the Paris Museum Pass website, where you can have the pass delivered to your home or hotel.
If you’re already in Paris or don’t want to deal with shipping costs, you can also buy the Paris Museum Pass at either of Paris’ airports, set locations in Paris (such as souvenir shops) and in a few Paris tourism offices outside of France (Barcelona, London, Seoul, and more).
What is the difference between the Paris Pass + Paris Museum Pass?
The Paris Pass is similar, but includes access to more than museums. Aside from museums, the Paris Pass includes a hop-on/hop-off bus tour, a Seine river cruise, a wine tasting, and more. It also includes a Paris Visite Travelcard, which can be used on the Paris metro trains and buses.
The Paris Pass is basically an amped-up version of the Paris Museum Pass. For some, including myself, it might include more than what’s needed or can be done in a single trip, making it waste of money.
Is the Paris Museum Pass worth it?
For most Paris visitors, yes! If you plan to visit more than a few museums, the Paris Museum Pass it absolutely worth it. Not only will the pass save you money, but it can also save you time (ie, skip the line or VIP line access).
I purchased the 4-day pass for a recent week-long visit and it definitely saved me money and helped me avoid a few ridiculously long lines. On the flip side, if you’ve already visited most of the museums on the list or don’t have enough time to pack your schedule with museum visits, then it’s likely not worth it.
Where will you go with a Paris Museum Pass?