Tourist passes for Paris

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Paris is a wonderful city for cultural holidays. We strive for beauty, admiring the treasures of the Louvre, Orsay, partaking in contemporary art, and studying the history of the city, France and all of civilization. This is how long lines are created at the ticket offices of museums.

There is already a way around this problem: tourist passes. There are several of them, and each of them has its own advantages. By choosing a suitable one, you can not only organize your stay in Paris and save time, but also save money!

What are the tourist passes available in Paris?

  • Paris Museum Pass: an access card to more than 50 museums.
  • Paris PassLib': a combined museum and transport card with an included bus tour, cruise and Eiffel Tower visit.
  • Paris Pass: a museum, transport and discount card with an included bus tour

The very uniform names of these passes are difficult to remember and can quickly get confused in your head. Save this page in your bookmarks, because this is where we will break everything down: we will list everything that is included in each card and give you prices for everything separately, so that it is immediately clear how much you will save.

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Paris Museum Pass

With the museum pass, everything is made as clear as possible. The card can have different validity periods and corresponding costs:

Validity Price
2 days 52 €
4 days 66 €
6 days 78 €

With this card, you can visit any of the museums listed below in Paris and the metropolitan area. These include most of the most interesting museums and castles in the surrounding area.

Physically it is impossible to see everything, so choose the ones that are most interesting for you. On the map you can see if they are located far from each other so that you can understand how many of them you will have time to visit.

Ticket price
Louvre Museum 17 €
Arc de Triomphe 13 €
Orsay Museum 15,40 €
Museum de l’Orangerie 9 €
Conciergerie 9,50 €
Sainte-Chapelle 11,50 €
Archaeological Crypt of the Paris Notre-Dame 9 €
Pantheon 9 €
Pompidou Centre 14 €
Hôtel des Invalides (3 museums) 14 €
Decorative Arts Museum 14 €
Museum of Arts and Crafts 6,50 €
Nissim de Camondo Museum 12 €
Expiatory Chapel 8 €
Cinémathèque Française 5 €
City of Science and Industry 12 €
City of Music 8 €
Picasso Museum 14 €
Quai Branly Museum 10 €
Rodin Museum 13 €
National Museum of the Middle Ages (Cluny Museum) 5 €
Eugene Delacroix Museum 7 €
Gustave Moreau Museum 7 €
Guimet Museum 11,50 €
Jean-Jacques Henner Museum 6 €
Arab World Institute 8 €
Museum of Immigration History 6 €
Museum of Jewish Art and History 10 €
Discovery Palace 9 €
Architecture and Heritage City 8 €

The towers of Notre Dame de Paris are also included on this list. But at the moment, this attraction is temporarily closed for reconstruction.

Here are the museums and destinations available with the museum pass in Paris Region:

Ticket price
Château de Versailles 18 €
Château de Vincennes 9,50 €
Basilica of Saint-Denis 9,50 €
Château de Fontainebleau 12 €
Château de Malmaison 6,50 €
Château de Pierrefonds 8 €
Air and Space Museum in Le Bourget 16 €
Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
(Archaeological Museum)
7 €
Château de Blérancourt (National Museum of
French-American Friendship and Cooperation)
6 €
Royal Abbey de Chaalis 8 €
Château de Champs-sur-Marne 8 €
Château de Chantilly 17 €
Palais de Compiègne 7,50 €
Château de Maisons-Laffitte 8 €
National Art Museum (Port-Royal des Champs Abbey) 3 €
Château de Rambouillet 7,50 €
Château d’Écouen (National Museum of the Renaissance)  5 €
Rodin Museum in Meudon 13 €
Sèvres City of Ceramics 7 €
Villa Savoye 8 €

How to buy a Museum pass

  • You can buy a museum pass online in advance at this link. You will need to pick up the card in an office in the center of Paris.
  • You can get a pass in advance at the official sales website. You can order delivery to your hotel or pick it up free of charge in the central tourist office (Hotel de Ville) or at the Gare du Nord Station.
  • In Paris, there are also points of sale for museum passes: at the airports of Charles de Gaulle and Orly, at some stations (Nord, Montparnasse, Saint-Lazare), and at the central tourist office in the City Hall.
  • And finally, museum passes are sold in almost all museums on the list. But keep in mind that you will have to line up at the cash desk to buy them.

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More interesting passes:

Paris PassLib’

This pass is for those who want to squeeze the maximum out of Paris in the short time of their visit. The cost doesn’t show much savings, but the secret is that with Paris PassLib’ all the entrance tickets and passes are already in your pocket and you don’t have to stand in any lines.

Pass type Price Facilities Separate price
Mini 45 € 1-hour boat cruise 10-15 €
2-hour panoramic bus tour 30-40 €
2 days 119 € Museum pass for 2 days 52 €
1-hour boat cruise 10-15 €
2-hour panoramic bus tour 30-40 €
Paris Visite travel pass (1-3 zones) for 2 days 19,50 €
Guided tour of the Perfume Museum
– Fragonard & free mini-box
Free, but without gift
3 days 139 € Museum pass for 2 days 52 €
1-hour boat cruise 10-15 €
2-hour panoramic bus tour 30-40 €
Paris Visite travel pass (1-3 zones) for 3 days 26,65 €
Guided tour of the Perfume Museum
– Fragonard & free mini-box
Free, but without gift
5 days 165 € Museum pass for 4 days 66 €
1-hour boat cruise 10-15 €
2-hour panoramic bus tour 30-40 €
Paris Visite travel pass (1-3 zones) for 5 days 38,35 €
Guided tour of the Perfume Museum
– Fragonard & free mini-box
Free, but without gift

All you have to do is to decide where and on what day you will go.

For an additional 20 € per card, you will receive a ticket to the 2nd floor of the Eiffel Tower with priority entrance without waiting in line. Such a ticket at the ticket office costs 16,60 €, but are you ready to stand in line for two hours?

*We’ve listed prices for people over 26 years old. Don’t forget that people from 18 to 26 years old are considered youth and can pay a reduced price. Children under 18 are most often either free or need a children’s ticket.

How to buy a Paris PassLib’

  • Book a card in advance at our reliable partners’ website. Follow this link.
  • You can also buy it on the official website. You can order delivery to the hotel or pick it up yourself at the office.
  • Finally, you can also buy a card without ordering it in advance. See the addresses of offices on the official website.

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Paris Pass

This is another card for enthusiastic travelers. The price includes:

  • Entrance to all museums and attractions from Paris Museum Pass list + several additional locations
  • Bypassing lines at the Louvre, Orsay Museum, Pompidou Center and Grevin Museum.
  • Paris Visite travel card (zones 1–3) for the corresponding number of days
  • Bus tour with stops in the city
  • Hour cruise on the Seine
  • A set of paper maps, a city guide (120 pages) and a mobile application
  • Discounts in stores, cafes, attractions (e.g. 10% on purchases at Lafayette Gallery and Fragonard Shop, 15% on shows at Lido Cabaret and on renting a Segway; see the full list here).
Extra attractions Price
Paris Aquarium Cineaqua 20,50 €
Gourmet Chocolate Museum 12 €
Dali Paris Museum 12 €
Walking Tour in the Grand Rex Cinema 11 €
Grevin Wax Museum 24,50 €
Les Caves du Louvre Wine Tasting 32 €
Montmartre Walking Tour 29 €
Stade de France 15 €
The Paris Story Museum 11 €
Petit Train de Montmartre 7 €
Montparnasse Tower 18 €

The peculiarity of Paris Pass is that the card for adults applies to people over 18 years.

Validity Price of pass
2 days 132 €
3 days 157 €
4 days 197 €
6 days 233 €

*A card for 3 days will include a pass to museums for 2 days.

How to buy a Paris Pass

  • You can and should buy a card online in advance on this site. You can pick up your Paris Pass upon arrival at the office at 11 Avenue de L’Opera (this is the city center).
  • You can buy a card on the official website. It seems a little cheaper there, because the price does not include delivery. At the processing stage you will be offered delivery for your card to anywhere in the world. Even pick-up from the office will cost 3.99 €.

The new card is valid for two years after purchase (it makes a great gift!), and it is activated when it’s first used, serving for the declared number of days.

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Travelling with tourist passes is convenient. You can plan your trip in advance and it will be full of sightseeing without standing in lines, and you’ll save money too.

Have a nice trip with tourist pass!

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