Paris Museum Pass

Paris Museum Pass


Paris Museum Pass

If you want to visit more than one museum during your visit in Paris then the Paris Museum Pass is the right pass for you. This pass is a great value for money and very practical. With this pass you will have the following advantages:

  • Free admission to over 60 top museums permanent collections and monuments in and around Paris. Examples include the Louvre Museum, Palace of Versailles, Arc de Triumph, Centre Pompidou, Orsay Museum
  • Skip the line entry to a number of the Paris top museums
  • Most importantly, you will save money - the pass costs only a fraction of the cost of individual entry at each of these museums.

The Museum Pass does not include free public transport. If you would like to enjoy free public transportation as well as the advantages offered by the Museum pass then you should buy the Paris Passlib, which combines the Paris Museum Pass with free public transport.

Paris Museum Pass Validity & Price

The Museum Pass is valid from 2 to 6 days depending on the option booked. The pass is valid from the time it is activated at the first museum for consecutive days. So, if, for example, you begin using your Pass at 15:30, that day will be considered as day 1.
It’s important to note that most museums in Paris are closed on Mondays or Tuesday and many can be visited for free on the first Sunday of the month. So, before activating your pass you might want to decide the list of sights you want to visit and check their opening hours.

The price of the Paris Museum Pass depends on how many days the pass is valid for. The Museum Pass costs:

  • €52 for 2 days (48 hours)
  • €66 for 4 days (96 hours)
  • €78 for 6 days (144 hours)

Is the Paris Museum Pass worth it?

The answer to this question completely depends on how many museums and monuments you want to visit. If you want to see as many sights as possible then the answer is absolutely yes. The more museums you want to visit, the more the museum pass will be worth it.
However, if you are planning on visiting only a few museums and/or monuments the pass might not be worth it. In this case, you might want to compare the price of the pass to the sum of the cost of the individual entry tickets for each.
Let’s say, for example, you want to visit the Louvre Museum, the Palace of Versailles, Arc de Triomphe and the Orsay Museum. If you were to buy tickets for each museum separately you would spend 17 euro for the Louvre, 20 euro for Versailles, 14 euro for the Orsay Museum and 12 euro for the Arc de Triomphe. This would cost you a total of 63 euro. While the 2 day Paris Museum Pass costs you 52 euro. So, in this case, you would save 11 euro with the Museum Pass.
While if you wanted to visit only the Orsay Museum and the Louvre then buying the individual tickets would cost you 31 euro and this is certainly cheaper than the 2 day museum pass.
Apart from the possible cost saving aspect, the Paris Museum can also make you save a lot of time. The prices of the tickets mentioned above are the ticket prices bought at the ticket office, they are not the prices of the museums Skip the Line Tickets which usually cost a bit more. Lines at the ticket office tend to be often long. With the Museum Pass you get priority entry to most of the museums. Being allowed to bypass these long lines makes you have precious time.
As you can see, whether or not the Paris Museum Pass is worth it depends on the number of museums you want to visit as well as the number of days you want the pass to be valid for.

Paris Museum Pass: Good to Know
  • The Museum Pass activation is decided by you, with your first visit to a site.
  • You can visit all of the sites included in this pass for free only once.
  • Skip the line access into the museums cannot not be guaranteed when the museum requires the visitor to pick up a free entry ticket in order to enter, when there is regulated or limited access for security reasons and/or security checks at the entrance.
  • It is also very important that the name on your pass corresponds to your name on your passport.
  • If you are younger than 18 or an European citizen under 26 the Paris Museum Pass is most likely not a great option for you, as you will have free access to most of the museums and monuments in Paris. The same is true for disabled people and their companion, teachers and jobseekers.
  • Most museums and monuments in Paris are closed on Mondays or Tuesday, the 1st of January, the 1st of May and the 25th of December.
  • Most museums and monuments in Paris are free on the first Sunday of the month.
List of Museums and Monuments in Paris included in the Paris Pass:
  • Louvre Museum
  • Orsay Museum
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Sainte-Chapelle
  • Centre Pompidou
  • Picasso Museum
  • Panthéon
  • Musée de l'Orangerie
  • Conciergerie
  • Rodin Museum
  • Tours de Notre-Dame de Paris
  • Musée national des arts asiatiques
  • City of Science and Industry
  • Archeological crypt of the île de la Cité
  • Musée de l'Armée, Tombeau de Napoléon 1er
  • Musée des Arts décoratifs
  • Musée des Arts et Métiers
  • Musée du quai Branly
  • Chapelle Expiatoire
  • La Cinémathèque française
  • Musée national Eugène Delacroix
  • Sewers Museum
  • Institut du Monde Arabe
  • Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme
  • Cité de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine,
  • Musée de Cluny - le monde médiéval
  • Musée des plans-reliefs
  • Musée de la musique
  • Musée Nissim de Camondo
  • Les Arts décoratifs - Collection Mode et Textile
  • Les Arts décoratifs - Collection Publicité et Graphisme
  • Musée national Gustave Moreau
  • Palais de la découverte
  • Palais de la Porte Dorée - Musée national de l'histoire de l'Immigration
  • Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération
List of Museums and Monuments Around Paris included in the Paris Pass:
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Basilica Cathedral of Saint Denis
  • Maison Rodin - Meudon
  • Maisons-Laffitte Castle
  • Air and Space Museum
  • Château de Vincennes
  • Château de Fontainebleau
  • Chaalis Abbey
  • Musée d'Archéologie nationale et Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
  • Musée Condé - Château de Chantilly
  • Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs
  • Château de Rambouillet, Laiterie de la Reine et Chaumière aux Coquillages
  • Musée national de la Renaissance - Château d’Ecouen
  • Villa Savoye
  • Sèvres, Cité de la céramique
  • Musée et domaine nationaux du Palais impérial de Compiègne
  • Musée départemental Maurice Denis
  • Château de Pierrefonds
  • Musée national du Château de Malmaison
  • Château de Champs-sur-Marne