The Paris Museum Pass gives you access to over 50 museums and monuments in Paris, including the Louvre*, Palace of Versailles, Musée d’Orsay, Pompidou Centre, Arc de Triomphe and many more. 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.
*NB: New time slot booking procedure for the Louvre – please see the Useful Information section for details.
All museums ask an entrance fee in Paris, but with this pass, you can pay one small fee and then visit as many or as few as you like. It comes with a large leaflet detailing the museums included and their opening times and how to get there (a list of included museums can be found under the downloads tab).
The pass is in ticket format which will be posted to you so no need to exchange a voucher in Paris and is only activated when you use it for the first time. It comes in 2, 4 or 6 day format which only starts from the first time you use it (ie, 48 hours from the first time you scan it for the 2 days).
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 pass allows 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 see if the specific museums you wish to visit are free for children under 18). Museums and monuments are usually closed on Mondays or Tuesdays, as well as the 1st January and 1st May, however, they are also open late on some evenings.
The skip-the-line 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 holiday 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/Before your visit to the Louvre Museum
Holders of the Paris Museum Pass will need to book their time slot before 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.
ONCE MUSEUM PASSES HAVE BEEN OPENED AND ACTIVATED, THEY CANNOT BE REFUNDED. We highly recommend checking the status of the museums you want to visit before you travel.
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 detailing all the Museums included. This list can also be viewed in our Downloads Section.