Insiders Guide to the
Paris Museum Pass

So much to see, so little time!
That's Why The Pass is Handy.

Paris Museum Pass. Paris museums are some of the most popular in the world – and for good reason. They're loaded with the treasures of art and history and culture.

Musee d'Orsay Lineup See this long line waiting
to get into Musée d'Orsay?

But being popular has it price. In this case, it's long lines and long waiting times.

The Paris Insiders secret way to bypass the lines is to have a Paris Museum Pass in your pocket, and to get ahold of one before you leave home.

Musee d'Orsay Door C Here's the door you use if you have a
Paris Museum Pass, a Paris Pass or a
Paris Combo Pass. No lines!

Not only do you get to skip the lines, the museum pass gets you free entrance to almost 60 museums in the City of Art & History.

There are a couple of ways to get a Paris Museum Pass. We recommend you buy a combination Paris city pass that includes the musuem pass as well as a Metro Pass for unlimited rides on the Metro and buses.

There are a couple of Paris city passes that include both of those passes. There's The Paris Pass and then there's the Paris Combo Pass Premium. We review them in these articles —

The Paris Museum Pass

Free entrance to 60 museums…

Paris City Pass

With this pass you get free admission to about 60 museums. More importantly, perhaps, is that there is no waiting in line. You can visit any museum – or all museums – as many times as you like.

Here's a list of most of the museums and monuments included in this super museum pass —

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What's the best way to get a Paris Museum Pass?

Paris Museum Pass

Our advice is to buy a combined Paris city pass for better value and to get free rides on the Metro (and other perks).

We also recommend that you order your pass online and get it before you leave home. That way you land in Paris ready to go!

Here are three recommended ways to get the museum pass —

Buy it as part of the paris pass

Buy it as part of the paris Combo pass

Buy it on its own

If for some reason you don't think you'll be riding the Metro (although we can't imagine why you wouldn't), and aren't interested in the Palais Garnier Opera House, a free wine tasting, or a Seine river cruise, then buy just the Museum Pass here —

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