The Paris museum pass


Before we went to Paris, Reza asked what I wanted to do when we reach there — will this trip be a fast-paced trip which involves covering a lot of the city’s attractions or will it be a slow one, allowing us to take our time?

I told him that it might be years before we get to go to Paris again. So while we’re there, let’s just go see the museums and main attractions — like how I rolled in London, years ago. After that, he started building our itinerary.

Going to museums isn’t cheap, we learned, especially if we’re planning to visit plenty. The Paris Museum Pass comes in handy, as it provides access to a lot of well-known state-run museums for a flat fee. You can choose either a 2-day, 4-day or 6-day pass. Reza and I bought the 4-day Paris Museum Pass, enough to cover the main museums and attractions in Paris. For example, here are the list of museums we visited which required a ticket, during our trip:

  • Arc de Triomphe €9,50
  • Centre Pompidou €13,00
  • Musee de Quay Branly €8,50
  • Musee de Louvre €12
  • Musee D’Orsay €9,00
  • Musee Rodin €7,00
  • Sainte Chapelle €8,50
  • Chateau de Versailles €18,00

The total would have been €85,50, but we only paid €56 for the 4-day pass — each of us saved €29,50!

With the museum pass, you will still have to queue to get into the attractions. But it’s good to know that you still save time from buying tickets over the counter.

So if you’re planning to visit one museum after another, I suggest you buy the museum pass, either at the tourist information counter at the airport or any museums covered by it. Totally worth it. Learn more about the Paris Museum Pass.

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    February 17, 2014 at 1:54 PM

    If anyone is planning to visit Paris, do plan your museum tours to be on the first Sunday of the month. Entrance is free! That’s what my friends and I did 🙂

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      February 17, 2014 at 3:54 PM

      Cool! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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