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See More, Spend Less with the Paris Museum Pass

General information

The Paris Museum Pass is a multi-day ticket that gives you access to over 50 museums and monuments in Paris and the surrounding area. With the Paris Museum Pass, you can skip the queues and gain instant access to many of the city’s top cultural attractions, including the Louvre Museum, Musée d’Orsay, Sainte Chapelle, Notre Dame Cathedral and many more.

Available in a variety of durations, including 2 days (48 hours), 4 days (96 hours) and 6 days (144 hours), the pass can be purchased online or at participating museums and tourist information centres in Paris.

Buy the Paris Museum Pass: official website

The price of the Paris Museum Pass

Below are the current adult ticket prices:

– 2 day ticket: €55

– 4 day ticket: €70

– 6 day ticket: €85

Please note that prices are subject to change, so please check the Paris Museum Pass website for the latest information on prices and discounts before purchasing your pass.

How much money do we save on the passes that are of most interest to us? We’ve done the maths in the recommended itinerary that follows – click here.

Overall, the Paris Museum Pass is a convenient and affordable way to visit many of Paris’ top cultural attractions, especially if you plan to visit several museums and monuments during your trip. By allowing you to skip the queue to enter museums and monuments, the pass can save you time and money and help you make the most of your visit to Paris.

What are the main attractions included in the Paris Museum Pass?

The Paris Museum Pass gives you free entry to over 50 museums and monuments in and around Paris, including some of the city’s most famous and popular attractions. Below is a list of some of the most famous museums and monuments you can visit with the Paris Museum Pass.

Paris city centre (2023 ticket prices)

Paris suburbs

This list is not exhaustive and new museums and monuments may be added to the Paris Museum Pass programme over time. Please check the Paris Museum Pass website for up-to-date information on attractions included in the programme.

Paris Museum Pass itinerary recommendations

The following is a sample itinerary for a Paris Museum Pass, using the various museums and monuments included in the pass:

1st day

– Start your day at the Musée d’Orsay, a museum dedicated to French art from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Don’t miss the famous Impressionist paintings.

– After lunch, visit Sainte Chapelle, a stunning 13th century Gothic chapel famous for its stained glass windows.

– In the evening, head to the Rodin Museum, a museum dedicated to the work of sculptor Auguste Rodin.

Day 2

– Start the day at the Louvre, the world’s largest art museum with thousands of works of art, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo.

– After lunch, visit the Centre Pompidou, a modern art museum with works by artists such as Matisse, Picasso and Warhol.

– In the evening, head to the Musée de l’Orangerie, a museum dedicated to Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings, including Monet’s famous Water Lilies series.

Day 3

– Visit the Musée Marmottan Monet, a museum dedicated to the works of Impressionist painter Claude Monet.

– After lunch, continue to the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur, a 19th century cathedral at the highest point in Paris.

– In the late afternoon, head to the Musée des Arts et Métiers, a science and technology museum with a collection of historic scientific instruments and machines.

This is just a sample itinerary that you can tailor to your personal interests and schedule. You can also add other participating museums or memorials to your itinerary if you would like to visit more.
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How much money do we really save?

Based on ticket prices in 2023:

  • Musée d’Orsay: 16€
  • Sainte Chapelle: 11.50€
  • Rodin Museum: 14€
  • Louvre: 17€
  • Centre Pompidou: 14€
  • Musée de l’Orangerie: 12.50€
  • Musée Marmottan Monet: 14.50€
  • Basilique du Sacré-Cœur: Free admission
  • Musée des Arts et Métiers: 12€
In summary, the recommended 3-day Paris itinerary includes visits to several museums including the Musée d’Orsay, Sainte Chapelle, Musée Rodin, Louvre, Centre Pompidou, Orangerie Museum, Monet Museum, Sacred Heart Cathedral and the Musée des Arts et Métiers. Tickets cost a total of €112.
 
If you buy a 4-day Paris Museum Pass for €70, we have calculated that you will save €112 – €70 = €42 on admission to all the museums on your itinerary. This means that you can save €42 on the Paris Museum Pass and still have an extra day to explore Paris and visit other participating museums or attractions.
 
The benefits of the Paris Museum Pass are that you can save on admission to many museums and attractions in Paris, and you can also skip the queues at some of the most popular museums, making your visit more convenient and efficient.

Paris Museum Pass 2, 4, 6 Days easy itinerary recommendations

2 day itinerary

  • Day 1: Visit the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay.
  • Day 2: Visit the Rodin Museum and the Chapel of the Holy Sepulchre.

4 day itinerary

  • Day 1: Visit the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay.
  • Day 2: Visit to the Rodin Museum and Sainte Chapelle.
  • Day 3: Visit to the Centre Pompidou and the Orangerie Museum.
  • Day 4: Visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart.

6 day itinerary

  • Day 1: Visit to the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay.
  • Day 2: Visit the Musée Rodin and the Chapel of the Sacred Heart.
  • Day 3: Visit the Centre Pompidou and the Orangerie Museum.
  • Day 4: Visit the Musée Marmottan Monet and the Basilique du Sacré-Cœur.
  • Day 5: Visit the Musée des Arts et Crafts and the Musée de Cluny.
  • Day 6: Visit the City of Science and Industry and the Grand Palais.

Notes on the itinerary !!!

When planning a trip to Paris with a Paris Museum Pass, there are several considerations to keep in mind:

  1. Schedule: Make sure to check the opening and closing times of each museum or monument you plan to visit. Some museums may have limited hours or be closed on certain days, so it’s important to plan your itinerary accordingly.
  2. Reservations: Some museums require reservations, especially during peak tourist season. It’s a good idea to check in advance and make any necessary reservations to avoid disappointment.
  3. Crowds: Some museums can get quite crowded, especially the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay. Consider visiting these museums earlier in the day to avoid long lines.
  4. Length of Visit: Consider how long you want to spend at each museum or monument. You may not want to spend the entire day at one location, so it’s a good idea to plan your itinerary so that you have time to see everything you want to see.
  5. Personal Interests: Consider your personal interests when planning your itinerary. If you have a particular interest in art, history, or science, you may want to prioritize museums that focus on these subjects.
  6. Physical Considerations: Some museums have large collections and can be physically demanding, with a lot of walking and standing. Make sure to wear comfortable shoes and take breaks as needed.
  7. Budget: Keep in mind that while the Paris Museum Pass offers discounted admission to many museums and monuments, there may still be additional costs such as transportation and food. Plan your budget accordingly.

Paris Museum Pass FQA

  1. Q:What general attractions are not included in the Paris Museum Pass?
    The following popular attractions are not included in the Paris Museum Pass:
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Disneyland Paris
  • Catacombs of Paris
  • Paris Opera Garnier

Please note that this list is not exhaustive and the scope of the pass is subject to change, so it is best to check the official website for the latest information.

Check out the GoCity Pass, which includes the Eiffel Tower and the Paris Opera.

 

Q: How can I buy/use a Paris Museum Pass?

There are several ways to purchase a Paris Museum Pass.

  1. Purchase online. You can buy your pass on the official website and have it sent to you by post.
  2. On-site purchase. You can buy the pass at participating museums, tourist information centres or other designated sales points in Paris.

To use the pass, simply present it at the ticket office of the museum you wish to visit.

It is important to note that some museums may have restrictions on the use of the pass on certain days or during special exhibitions, such as the need to make a reservation, so be sure to check the official website for the latest information.

 

Q: Does the Paris Museum Pass include public transport?

– No, the Paris Museum Pass only gives access to museums and monuments. The public transport network in Ile-de-France offers a travel pass called Paris Visite, which can be used at all metro and RER stations.

 

Q: How does the Paris Museum Pass work?

– The Paris Museum Pass is billed on an hourly basis after the first use. This means that from the first time you use your pass, you will have unlimited access to participating museums and monuments for the number of hours indicated on the pass.

– For example, a 2-day pass gives you access for 48 hours from the first time you use it.

 

Q: Does the Paris Museum Pass include a children’s pass?

– No, but you don’t need to buy one as most attractions in Paris are free for children under 18.

– If you are an EU resident, most attractions are free for under 26s.

 

Q: Can I change or refund my Paris Museum Pass?

– No.

 

Q: Can I visit each attraction more than once?

– No, each attraction can only be visited once.

Q: How do I book the Louvre with my Paris Museum Pass? Do I need to make reservations for other attractions?

Among the popular attractions, there are a few that require reservations (see the website for more details)

– Louvre: click on the booking link on the website (the page can be changed to another language) and select Paris Museum Pass holders

– Versailles Palace: click on the booking link on the website, choose your visit time and select FREE ADMISSION PALACE

– Orangerie: click on the booking link on the website and select FREE OF CHARGE RESERVATIONS

– Sainte-Chapelle: click on the booking link on the website, select Sainte-Chapelle and select I already have a ticket

– Paris Old Prison: click on the booking link on the website, select Conciergerie and select I already have a ticket

– For other popular sites (listed in this article), you can enter directly with your museum pass, booking is not compulsory.

Information on the main attractions of the Paris Museum Pass

Musée du Louvre

Detailed guide: Louvre Guide
Reservation required: Yes, click on the booking link on the website (the page can be changed to another language) and select Paris Museum Pass holders.
Admission fee: €17
Opening hours: 9am – 6pm (extended to 21.45pm on Fridays)
Weekly closing days: closed on Tuesdays
Duration of visit: Half to full day
Under 18s: Free (EU residents aged 18-25 free)
Annual closing dates: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December
Note: Paris Museum Pass holders must book in advance (see how to book).
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Arc de Triomphe

Detailed guide: Arc de Triomphe Paris Guide
Booking required: No (direct access with a badge)
Admission fee: €13
Opening hours: October to March 10am to 22.30pm; April to September 10am to 11pm
Open days: First Sunday of each month from November to March
Duration of visit: 2-3 hours (mainly time spent climbing the 284 steps)
Under 18s: Free (EU residents aged 18-25 free)
Annual closing dates: 1 January, 1 May, 8 May morning, 14 July morning, 24 July, 11 November morning, 25 December
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Notre-Dame de Paris

Temporarily closed
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Musée d'Orsay

Detailed guide: Orsay Museum Guide

Reservation required: No (direct access with pass)
Admission fee: €16
Opening hours: From 9.30am to 6pm (until 9.45pm on Thursdays)
Weekly closing days: Closed on Mondays
Free days: First Sunday of the month
Duration of visit: 3-6 hours
Under 18s: Free (EU residents 18-25 free)
Annual closing dates: 1 May, 25 December
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Centre Georges-Pompidou

Tickets: €15
Booking required: No (direct access with badge)
Opening hours: 11am – 21pm
Weekly closing days: Closed on Tuesdays
Open day of the week: First Sunday of the month
Duration of visit: Depends on personal preference, if you don’t like contemporary art you can just go to the viewing platform (the platform is free)
Under 18s: free (free for EU residents aged 18-25)
Annual closing date: 1 May
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Musée de l'Orangerie

Tickets: €12.50
Booking required: Yes, click on the booking link on the website and select free booking
Opening Hours: 9am to 18pm
Weekly closing days: Closed on Tuesdays
Weekly opening day: First Sunday of the month
Duration of visit: 2 hours
Under 18s: Free (EU residents aged 18-25 free)
Annual closing dates: 1 May, 25 December
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L'hôtel des Invalides

Tickets: €14
Booking required: No (direct access with badge)
Opening hours: 10am – 6pm (extended to 9pm on Tuesdays)
Duration of visit: 3 hours (30 minutes – 1 hour if you only want to see Napoleon’s tomb in the cathedral)
Under 18s: free (EU residents 18-25 free)
Note: The visit to the Legion of Honour consists of three parts – the Cathedral (Napoleon’s tomb), the Museum of the Order of the Liberation of France and the Museum of Miniature Architecture.
Annual closing dates: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December
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Panthéon

Tickets: €11.50
Booking required: None (direct access with pass)
Opening hours: Mid-June to end of September 10.45am – 7pm; October to March 10am – 6pm; April to June 10am – 6.30pm (entry closes 45 minutes before closing)
Duration of visit: 1.5 hours
Under 18s: Free (EU residents 18-25 free)
Annual closing dates: 1 January, 1 May, 1 November, 11 November, 25 December
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La Conciergerie

Tickets: €11.50 (€18.50 for a combined ticket to the chapel)
Booking required: Yes, click on the booking link on the website, select Conciergerie and choose I already have a ticket.
Opening hours: 9.30am – 6pm (Admission closes 45 minutes before closing time)
Duration of visit: 1 hour 15 minutes
Under 18s: free (EU residents aged 18-25: free)
Annual closing dates: 1 May, 25 December
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La Sainte-Chapelle

Tickets: €11.50 (€18.50 for a combined ticket to the old prison)
Booking required: Yes, click on the booking link on the website, select Sainte-Chapelle and choose I already have a ticket.
Opening hours: October to March: 9am to 5pm; April to September: 9am to 7pm (last entry 40 minutes before closing time).
Duration of the visit: 1 hour
Under 18s: free (EU residents 18-25 free)
Annual closing dates: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December
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Musée Rodin

Tickets: €13
Booking required: No (direct access with badge)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Sunday 10am – 6.30pm (last entry 5.45pm)
Weekly closing days: Closed on Mondays
Day of the week open: First Sunday of each month from October to March
Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
Under 18s: Free (EU residents aged 18-25 free)
Annual closing dates: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December
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Musée Picasso Paris

Tickets: €14
Booking required: No (direct access with badge)
Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday 10.30am – 6pm; Saturday and Sunday 9.30am – 6pm (last entry 5.15pm)
Weekly closing days: Closed on Mondays
Open day of the week: First Sunday of the month
Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
Under 18s: Free (EU residents aged 18-25 free)
Annual closing dates: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December
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Château de Versailles

Detailed guide: Palace of Versailles guide
Reservations required: Yes, click on the booking link on the website, choose your visit time and select FREE ADMISSION PALACE
Admission: €19.50
Opening hours: 9am-5.30pm
Weekly closing days: Closed on Mondays
One way transport: approx. 30-45 minutes from Paris city centre
Length of visit: allow at least half a day (2 hours round trip, 3-5 hours visit)
Under 18: free (free for EU residents aged 18-25)
Annual closing dates: 1 May, 1 January, 25 December
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Château de Fontainebleau

Detailed guide: Fontainebleau Palace Guide
Booking required: no (direct access with pass)
Admission fee: €12
Opening hours: October to March 9.30am – 5pm (closed at 4.15pm); April to September 9.30am – 6pm (closed at 5.15pm)
Weekly closing days: Tuesdays
Distance: Approximately 40 minutes from the centre of Paris
Duration of visit: Allow at least half a day (2 hours for the return journey, 2-3 hours for the visit)
Under 18s: free (free for EU residents aged 18-25)
Annual closing dates: 1 January, 1 May, 25 December
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Paris Museum Pass full list of attractions

List of attractions in the centre of Paris

1、Arc de Triomphe
2、Centre Pompidou – Musée national d’art moderne
3、Chapelle expiatoire
4、Cité de l’architecture & du patrimoine
5、Cité des sciences et de l’industrie
6、Conciergerie
7、Crypte archéologique de l’île de la Cité
8、HÔTEL DE LA MARINE
9、La Cinémathèque française – Musée du Cinéma
10、Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme
11、Musée d’Orsay
12、Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge
13、Musée de l’Armée – Tombeau de Napoléon Ier
14、Musée de l’Institut du monde arabe
15、Musée national de l’Orangerie
16、Musée de l’Ordre de la Libération
17、MUSÉE DE LA MARINE
18、Musée national des Arts asiatiques – Guimet
19、Musée des Arts décoratifs
20、Musée des arts et métiers
21、Musée des Plans-reliefs
22、Musée du Louvre
23、Musée du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac
24、Musée national Eugène-Delacroix
25、Musée Gustave Moreau
26、Musée Jean-Jacques Henner     Jean-Jacques Henner
27、Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration
28、Musée Nissim de Camondo
29、Musée national Picasso-Paris
30、Musée Rodin-Paris
31、Palais de la découverte
32、Panthéon
33、Philharmonie de Paris – Musée de la musique
34、Sainte-Chapelle
35、Tours de Notre-Dame

List of attractions in the Paris suburbs

36、Abbaye royale de Chaalis
37、Basilique cathédrale de Saint-Denis
38、Château de Champs-sur-Marne
39、Domaine de Chantilly
40、Château de Fontainebleau
41、Château de Maisons
42、Château de Pierrefonds

43、Château de Rambouillet, Laiterie de la Reine et Chaumière aux Coquillages
44、Château de Vincennes
45、Châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon
46、Musée d’Archéologie nationale et Domaine national de
Saint-Germain-en-Laye
47、Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace
48、Musée national de la Renaissance – Château d’Écouen
49、Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs
50、Musées et domaine nationaux du château de Compiègne
51、Musée national du château de Malmaison
52、Musée franco-américain du château de Blérancourt
53、Musée Rodin-Meudon
54、Sèvres – Manufacture et Musée nationaux
55、Villa Savoye

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Update Log: 
2023-02-06: Updated prices and calculation of savings on the Paris Museum Pass
2023-02-04: Complete the first edition

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