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Paris City Pass Comparison? I can't decide between the Paris Visite Metro Pass plus Paris Museum Pass, or the Paris Pass. I also want to ride the Batobus. I'll be in Paris for 4 or 5 days.

Your advice is appreciated. -Lynda



Hi, Lynda. That's a good question to ask, because all the Paris city pass information can be a tad confusing. So, here's a Paris city pass comparison, where we explain the differences between the passes you ask about, along with our recommendations.

Paris Visite Metro Pass — gives you unlimited transportation on the Metro, RER, buses and tramways. It does not include museum passes or activities. The Paris Visite Pass is included as part of the Paris Pass.

Paris Museum Pass — gives you free access to virtually all the museums in Paris. But it includes only museums, no extra activities, no Metro. The Museum Pass is also included as part of the Paris Pass. The Museum Pass will save you money but, maybe more importantly, it will save you time. You will skip the long ticket lines at all the museums.

The Paris Pass — is the most robust and all-inclusive pass. It incorporates all the features of the other two passes — plus plenty of extras.

Details of the Paris Pass

Paris City Pass Comparison

Paris Museum Pass

The Paris Pass includes unlimited Metro and bus transportation. This means you won't have to purchase tickets or worry about how many to get. You simply swipe the included Metro pass at all Metro entrances.

Another benefit to the Paris Pass is free entrance to all the top museums and monuments, including the Louvre, Pompidou, d'Orsay, and Versailles.

It also includes a great variety of smaller museums that you may not discover on your own, like the Rodin Museum, Dali Museum and the Museum of Eugene Delacroix.

The Paris Pass also has a handful of great extras, including a Seine river cruise, a hop-on-hop-off bus tour, a wine tasting in the acclaimed Ô Chateau wine cellar. (Here's an example of the money you save: If you booked the Ô Chateau wine tasting separately, it would cost 30€.)

Our Recommendation for Lynda

Paris City Pass Comparison

Paris City Pass Comparison

We recommend the Paris Pass for you since you will be in Paris long enough to pack in enough museums, monuments and activities to make it worth your while.

One thing many travelers don't realize is that Paris is a very busy city. Line-ups at museums can be daunting, even during the off-season. With a Paris Pass in your wallet, you end up doing a lot more, saving money and having more fun!

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