Paris has over 130 museums covering all kinds of things, and unlike other cities in the world, they all charge an entry fee for adults. This is where the Paris Museum Pass is so useful. With over 50 of Paris’ best museums and monuments included, you can visit as many or as few as you like.
The pass includes museums and monuments such as the Louvre*, Musée d’Orsay, Pompidou Centre, Palace of Versailles and Rodin Museum, and gives you fast track entrance so you can skip the queues (although if the museum operates a system that requires a free ticket, or if the museum has security checks in place, this can’t always be guaranteed).
*NB: New time slot booking procedure for the Louvre – please see the Useful Information section for details.
Unfortunately Notre Dame cathedral crypt and tower, which was included in the pass, is closed until further notice due to the fire in April 2019.
The passes come in 2, 4 or 6 day so you can choose the one that best suits your trip. You also get a large leaflet showing all the museums and monuments included, which details the opening times, locations and how to get to them, which can also be found under the downloads tab.
Children up to and including 18yrs of age can get into most Paris museums for free, and if they are EU citizens, it’s free up to the age of 26.
Paris museum passes' validity is calculated from the time of the first visit. So a 2 day pass will be valid for 48 hours, a 4 day pass for 96 hours and a 6 day pass for 144 hours from your first entry. Each passes allow a single admission to each of the listed sites.
Please note that the Paris Museum Pass doesn't include access to temporary exhibitions or conference visits.
Most museums and monuments are free of charge for children under 18 and EU residents under 26 (to claim their free entry EU citizens will need to queue up at each museum and show their passport at the ticket desk. Children under 18 accompanied by an adult holding a Paris Museum Pass can go to the fast track entry with the adult. Some museums are free for all children under the age of 18. Check our list of museums to ascertain if the specific museums you wish to visit are free for children under 18). Museums and monuments are usually closed on Monday or Tuesday, 1st January and 1st May.
The 'queue-cutter' aspect of the pass cannot always be guaranteed in certain sites operating an access system that requires the production of a free ticket or when there are security checks in place or limited regulated access for security reasons.
Please remember to organise your touring schedule according to the opening days and holidays of the museums and monuments. And don’t forget some sites are open in the evenings!
PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THE LOUVRE MUSEUM HAS CHANGED ITS ENTRY PROCESS FOR PARIS MUSEUM PASS HOLDERS.
1/ Prior to your visit of the Louvre Museum
Holders of the Paris Museum Pass will need to book their time slot prior their visit to the museum. To do so, you will need to go to the Louvre official website (louvre.fr), click on ‘Plan your Visit’, choose ‘Advance Tickets’ and click on ‘Paris Museum Pass holders’. Follow the procedure. You will need to sign up and you will need your Paris Museum Pass bar code to make your booking. Print a copy of the confirmation to take with you and show to the Louvre on arrival.
2/ On the date of the visit
All Paris Museum Pass holders must present their Paris Museum Pass, along with a document that confirms their reservation of the Louvre Museum. Entry to the museum is via the Glass Pyramid.
NB: This is a material ticket which will be sent to you by post. Your Paris Museum Pass is supplied to you with a large leaflet. View the full list of included museums in our Downloads Section.