Paris Museum Pass

Paris Museum Pass

The Paris Museum Pass is a great option if you are visiting Paris and want to visit many museums. This pass is a great value for money and very practical. You will enjoy:

  • 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 many top sights included in the pass.
  • Most importantly, you will save money - if you were to buy individual tickets for each museum included in the pass, it would be much more expensive than the cost of the Paris Museum Pass.

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 we suggest you buy the Paris Passlib, which combines the Paris Museum Pass with the Paris Visite Travel Pass.

Paris Museum Pass Validity & Price

The Museum Pass is valid from 2 to 6 days depending on the option booked. The validity is based on calendar days. So if, for example, you have a 2 day pass and activate it today it will be valid for today and tomorrow.
It’s important to note that most museums in Paris are closed on either Monday or Tuesday and many can be visited for free on the first Sunday of the month. So, before activating your pass, decide which museums you would like to visit on which day and to check if the museums are open and/or could potentially be visited for free.

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?

This depends on how many museums and/or monuments you intend to visit. The more museums you visit, the more the museum pass is worth it.
However, if you only plan on visiting a few sights, the Paris Museum Pass might not be worth it. In this case, you might want to compare the price of the pass to the to the sum of the cost of the individual entry tickets.

For example, if you want to visit the Louvre, the Versailles, the Arc de Triomphe and the Orsay Museum and would buy tickets for each attraction separately you would end up spending:

This would cost you 63 euro. While, if you were to visit all of these with the 2 day Paris Museum Pass you would only spend 52 euro. Here, the Paris Museum Pass provides a savings of 11 euro.
Another Scenario - If you were to visit only the Orsay Museum and the Louvre, then buying the individual tickets would cost you 31 euro, which is cheaper than the 2 day Museum Pass.

Apart from the possible cost saving aspect, the Paris Museum can also save you time. Lines at the ticket office are often very long. With the Museum Pass you get priority entry to many museums, allowing you to bypass the lines at the ticket office.

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 be guaranteed when the museum requires visitors to present their pass at the ticket office in order to pick up an entry ticket. Also, some venues restrict the number of simultaneous visitors - so at these venues you may have to wait. Security checks at the entrance of some venues can also cause unavoidable waiting lines.
  • It is 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.

Paris Museums and Monuments 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

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