The Paris Museum Pass can be an amazing deal, but it’s not always ideal for everyone’s trip.
- Can save time
- Possibly saves money
- Includes museums you might not normally visit
- Can be overwhelming if you don’t have enough time
- Can lose money
There are three options for the Paris Museum Pass
- 2 days is 48 euro
- 4 days is 62 euro
- 6 days is 74 euro
The sites for the pass. I only wrote excerpts on museums and sites that I have been to and used the pass for.
- Arc de Triomphe – 12 euro
- A gorgeous and the most popular view of Paris. Even if you don’t get the Paris Museum Pass, make sure to purchase a ticket in advance. The ticket lines are ridiculous. Do not wait in those lines if you have a pass or a ticket. Go to the bottom of the Arc and wait in line to go through security.
- Musee de l’Armee Invalides – 12 euro
- If you have a history buff going with you to visit, or if you are one yourself, allow yourself a few hours here. There is history dating back to the 13th century and extensive information from both World Wars.
- Centre Pompidou – 14 euro
- Musee national des Arts Asiatiques-Guimet – 9,50 euro
- Musee des Arts decoratifs – 13 euro
- Musee de Arts et Metiers – 8 euro
- Musee du quai Branly – Jacques Chirac – 12 euro
- Chapelle Expiatore – 6 euro
- La Cinmatheque francaise – Musee de Cinema – 5 euro
- Cite des Sciences et de l’Industire- universcience – 12 euro
- Concierge – 9 euro
- I love the history of Marie Antoinette and I loved visiting and learning about where she was held as a prisoner. This site can be explored in under an hour.
- Musee national Eugene Delacroix – 7 euro
- Visite publique des Egouts de Paris – 4,40 euro
- I’m really bummed we didn’t make it to this, a sewer tour sounds so interesting!
- Palais de la Porte Doree – Musee national de l’histoire de l’Immigration – 6 euro
- Musee de l’Institut de Monde arabe – 8 euro
- Musee d’art et d’histoire du Judaisme – 9 euro
- Musee du Louvre – 15 euro
- I would recommend buying these tickets in advance, if you decide against the pass. The Louvre would be great to visit during a slower month. During the summer it was hot and crowded. However, if you love art this is a must!
- Cite de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine – Musee des Monuments francais – 8 euro
- Musee Gustave Moreau – 6 euro
- Musee de Cluny – Musee national du Moyen Age – 8 euro
- This museum is very interesting. Home of a Roman bath, the original heads from Notre Dame, and the Lady with the Unicorn tapestries. We could have spent a couple of hours here.
- Philharmonie de Paris – Musee de la musique – 8 euro
- Crypte archeologique du Parvis Notre-Dame – 8 euro
- I think this is an interesting quick site to visit. There are lots of archaeological remains that were discovered in the late 1960’s/early 1970’s that give insight to an ancient Paris.
- Tours de Notre-Dame – 10 euro
- Climbing the tower of Notre Dame gives breathtaking views of Paris. Be one of the first in line or you will spend hours in line. Visiting the cathedral is free, try getting there before 10 am and you will have the cathedral to yourself.
- Musee national de l’Orangerie – 9 euro
- I love impressionism art. Claude Monet’s Water Lilies were captivating and I could have looked at and analyzed them for hours.
- Musee de l’Ordre de la Liberation – 11 euro
- Musee d’Orsay – 12 euro
- Beautiful art collection, if you love impressionism this is for you! If you really want to look at everything, give yourself a few hours here.
- Palais de la decouverte – universcience – 9 euro
- Pantheon – 9 euro
- Musee national Picasso-Paris – 11 euro
- I am not a fan of Picasso, but if you are this is a great collection of his.
- Musee des Plans-reliefs – 12 euro
- Musee Rodin – 11,30 euro
- I love Rodin’s sculptures; The Kiss, Gates of Hell, The Thinker. All placed in a beautiful garden.
- Sainte-Chappelle – 10 euro
- This is a beautiful church, the Bible is illustrated in stained glass. Originally, this was where Jesus’ Crown of Thorns were held. They are only presented on Easter now.
There are also many benefits for the Paris Region the most popular one is for Chateaux de Versailles et de Trianon. The tickets are between 20 and 27 euro. This is my favorite place to visit when I go to Paris, read about taking a day trip to Versailles.
The pass saved us time and money on our three day trip. We bought the two day pass and crammed way too many sites in. Financially, the pass will save you money if you have multiple things you want to see. We spent 48 euro on the pass and would have spent over 70 euro in the museums we visited. We skipped the line at Sainte-Chappelle, the Rodin Museum, and the Arc de Triomphe. The Rodin Museum was free, so a ticket wouldn’t have helped us here, but the Arc and Saint-Chapelle lines would have been skipped had we purchased a ticket ahead of time.
Next time we visit Paris, unless it is a longer trip, I will not be getting the Pass. It makes me want to do more than I have time for. I plan on buying tickets to the museums we want to visit in advance, essentially giving us the same skip the line benefit. Next time we go to Paris we won’t go to all of those places again. We will also spend more time and visit less museums. The only way I would buy it for our third trip to Paris is if we are there for a week and get the 6 day pass.
Take a look at our 4 Day Paris Itinerary.