Paris Travel Planner   Paris Museum Pass, Paris, France
Want to save money and time and see some of the world's best art? Take advantage of the Paris Museum Pass, which admits you to wonderful museums and monuments.



The Paris Museum Pass is a great way to save both money and time. Offering admission to more than 40 museums and monuments in Paris, and another 20 in the Paris region, the Paris Museum Pass is a wonderful convenience.

You can buy a Paris Museum Pass for two, four, or six days. To make it pay for itself, you'll want to go to two or three museums or monuments each day.

Paris Museum Pass, France

As important as saving money is the convenience. Some museums have a separate entrance for Paris Museum Pass holders. Others allow you to coupe file or cut in line, bypassing the ticket counter. Be aware that at some museums you will have to wait in line, and you will also have to go through security (more lines). More...

I once used a two-day Paris Museum Pass to visit the Louvre, the Orangerie, the Pompidou, the Guimet, and a couple other smaller museums. I even went to the Louvre two days in a row, since there's so much to see and I needed time to absorb it all.

Note: The Louvre now requires everyone—including Paris Museum Pass holders—to book a specific date and time for their visit in advance. You can do this through the Louvre website. It is likely that additional museums will also require advance booking, so check before you head out.

Museums & More...

The Paris Museum Pass also covers a number of important monuments: the Arc de Triomphe, the Panthéon, the Towers of Notre Dame, and the Sainte-Chapelle are among those that accept the Pass. You can even use it to visit the Paris sewer system at the Musée des Égouts de Paris!

The Pass also covers about 20 museums/monuments outside of the city. The best known are the Château de Versailles, the Château de Fontainebleau, and the Château de Vincennes. Versailles and Fontainebleau are both day trips, so you'll need to decide if you want to spend one of your Paris Museum Pass days on an excursion or concentrate on seeing more museums in Paris.

Unfortunately, the Paris Museum Pass does not work at Disneyland Paris; you'll have to buy those tickets separately.

How to Buy the Pass

So how do you buy the Paris Museum Pass? The easiest way is to buy it in advance, online, right here.

You can also buy it at some of the participating museums/monuments (choose one of the smaller, less crowded ones to save time. I got mine at the Delacroix Museum). It's also available at outlets at Charles DeGaulle Airport, at FNAC stores.

In some places you still have to wait in line (and you have to go through security lines at most museums, which can take time). But the Paris Museum Pass can help you spend less time waiting and more time enjoying the wonderful treasures of many of Paris's top museums.

Even More? The Paris Pass!

Also consider the even bigger Paris Pass, which admits you to 60+ museums and attractions, the Métro and city buses, Seine River cruises, hop-on hop-off tour buses, and gets you discounts at many shops and restaurants. More...

Paris City Pass

A worthy alternative, if it meets your needs, is the Paris City Pass. It takes you from the airport to the city, around the city by Métro and bus, up to a panoramic view, crusing on the Seine, and a 20% discount on virtually any other thing you want to see or do in Paris and Versailles:

—One-way shared shuttle transfer from CDG or Orly airport to central Paris

—3-day Métro pass valid on Métro trains, buses, trams & funiculars (including the Montmartre funicular to Sacré-Coeur)

—Admission to the Tour Montparnasse Panoramic Terrace(better views than the Eiffel Tower!)

River cruise on the Seine

20% discount on admission to 60 other museums, attractions and activities in Paris and Versailles. More...


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Sainte-Chapelle, Paris, France

Above, La Sainte-Chapelle: not a museum, but your museum pass gets you in here.

Louvre, Paris, France
View of the Louvre from the Richlieu Passage,
where Museum Pass holders may be able to enter.

Musée Guimet, Paris

Above, the Musée Guimet,
with its wonderful collection of Asian art.

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