Why choose the Paris Pass?

Why choose the Paris Pass?

The Paris Pass is an all-inclusive tourist pass, offering easy and economical access to over 80 iconic sites. This pass turns the discovery of Paris's wonders into a hassle-free and queue-free experience.

This article explores the pros and cons of the Paris Pass.

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What is the Paris Pass?

The Paris Pass is an all-in-one solution for tourists in Paris, offering access to a wide variety of cultural and leisure attractions, a wise choice for a first visit to the French capital.

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It offers 4 packages:

Paris Pass Adult rate (from 18 years old) Child rate (from 2 to 17 years old)
2 days (48h) 159€ 74€
3 days (72h) 194€ 89€
4 days (96h) 224€ 94€
6 days (144h) 259€ 99€

The cost of the Paris Pass is generally much lower than that of buying individual tickets. It therefore proves to be the most economical option for visitors with a dense cultural discovery schedule.

Many national museums are free for children under 18 years old. Keep this in mind before purchasing a Paris Pass for your children!

The Paris Pass includes the Paris Museum Pass which grants you entry to over 50 renowned museums at no additional cost.

What's included in the Paris Pass

Paris's top attractions

The Paris Pass provides access to over 80 attractions in and around Paris, from must-sees to more original and unusual experiences. Among them are:

  • Iconic museums such as the Louvre Museum, the Musée d'Orsay, and the Centre Pompidou.
  • Historical monuments such as the Arc de Triomphe and the ascent of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Unique experiences like a Seine River cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off tourist buses, and guided tours through picturesque neighborhoods like Montmartre.

The Paris Pass does not cover metro tickets, which must be purchased separately.

Priority access

The pass also offers skip-the-line access at most tourist sites, allowing visitors to avoid long queues. Particularly useful during the high tourist season, this privileged access can save valuable time.

Purchase and activation of the pass

The Purchase of the Paris Pass is done exclusively online. Once purchased, the pass can be instantly downloaded to your smartphone via the free Go City app.

Activation of the pass automatically occurs upon your first entry into an attraction. It remains valid for the consecutive number of days chosen (2, 3, 4, or 6 days).

Other tourist passes for Paris

The Paris market offers several tourist passes, including the Paris Pass, the Paris Museum Pass and the Paris Passlib':

  • Paris Pass: It provides access to over 80 attractions, including the museums of the PMP, and allows savings of up to 50% compared to purchasing individual tickets. It is the most comprehensive pass for visitors who want a diverse experience, with priority access to most venues.
  • Paris Museum Pass: Specifically designed for art and history enthusiasts, this pass offers privileged access to 50 museums and monuments in Paris and its surrounding area.
  • Paris Passlib': This flexible tourist pass offers several options, allowing customization according to each visitor's preferences. It is ideal for those who wish to combine cultural discovery with specific leisure activities in Paris.

Each pass has its unique features, allowing visitors to choose according to their interests and their planned itinerary in Paris.

Comprehensive list of attractions included in the pass

  1. Eiffel Tower Guided Climb
  2. Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off 1-Day Tour
  3. Parc Astérix
  4. Louvre Museum
  5. Bateaux Parisiens River Cruise
  6. Notre Dame and the Archeological Crypt experience
  7. Tour Montparnasse
  8. Arc de Triomphe
  9. Perfume mini workshop by Fragonard
  10. French wine tasting at Les Caves du Louvre
  11. Palace of Versailles
  12. Morning Macarons in Montmartre
  13. Cheese tasting at Ô Chateau
  14. Montmartre & Sacré Coeur walking tour
  15. Champagne Gourmand in Montmartre
  16. French Sweet Crepes at Bistro Marbeuf
  17. Aquarium de Paris
  18. Croque Monsieur & Champagne Cocktail by the Seine
  19. Ballon de Paris Generali
  20. French Apéro in Saint-Germain-des-Prés
  21. Saint-Germain-des-Prés Walking Tour
  22. Musée d'Orsay
  23. Paradox Museum Paris
  24. Fly Over Paris - Virtual Reality Experience
  25. Parisian Breakfast at Café Louise
  26. Emily in Paris: The Unofficial Tour
  27. Fashion Show at Galeries Lafayette
  28. Gourmet Chocolate Museum
  29. Hidden Gems in Le Marais – Walking Tour
  30. Sainte-Chapelle
  31. Orangerie Museum
  32. Grévin Paris - Wax Museum
  33. PanoraMagique at Disney®Village
  34. Latin Quarter Walking Tour
  35. Galeries Lafayette guided heritage tour
  36. Women of Paris walking tours
  37. Covered passages walking tour
  38. Petit Train de Montmartre
  39. Beer Tasting & Gifts at Maison BAPBAP
  40. Rex Studios: Les Etoiles du Rex
  41. Solve a Mystery - The Murder by Notre Dame
  42. Stade de France
  43. Panthéon
  44. The Army Museum
  45. Dali Paris
  46. Scandals & Love Affairs at Pere Lachaise - Walking Tour
  47. Montparnasse Neighborhood Walking Tour
  48. Centre Pompidou
  49. Picasso Museum
  50. Rodin Museum
  51. La Conciergerie
  52. Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis
  53. Chapelle Expiatoire
  54. Quai Branly Museum
  55. Gustave Moreau Museum
  56. Museum of Arab History
  57. Museum of Air and Space
  58. Paris Science Museum
  59. Museum of Music
  60. Villa Savoye
  61. Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération
  62. Abbaye Royale De Chaalis
  63. Château de Compiègne
  64. Château de Malmaison
  65. Château de Maisons-Laffitte
  66. Château de Pierrefonds
  67. Château de Vincennes
  68. Chateau de Rambouillet
  69. Château de Fontainebleau
  70. Château de Champs-Sur-Marne
  71. Condé Museum - Château de Chantilly
  72. House of Auguste Rodin at Meudon
  73. Museum of Decorative Arts
  74. Museum of the Cinema
  75. Guimet Museum of Asian Arts
  76. National Museum Of Eugéne Delacroix
  77. Museum of the Arts and Invention
  78. Nissim De Camondo Museum
  79. History of Immigration Museum
  80. Museum of 3D Relief Maps
  81. Museum of Jewish Art & History
  82. National Museum of the Renaissance
  83. Sèvres Ceramics Museum
  84. National Archaeology Museum
  85. Musée Port Royal des champs
  86. Musée Franco-Américain du Château de Blérancourt
  87. City of Architecture & Heritage
  88. Jean-Jacques Henner Museum
  89. National Museum of the Middle Ages (Cluny)
  90. France Miniature

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Some experiences may require advance reservations, which can be made through the Paris Pass reservation portal.

Depending on the venue, you will need to present your Paris Pass or your Paris Museum Pass for entry.

Your pass allows you access to each of these activities once only, repeated entries are not permitted.

Attractions not included

While the Paris Pass provides access to a wide variety of sites, some popular attractions are not included. Among them:

  • The Palais Garnier: this architectural gem, known for its opera house, is not accessible with the Paris Pass.
  • Disneyland Paris: the famous theme park remains out of reach for Paris Pass holders.
  • The dome of the Sacré-Cœur and the Catacombs of Paris are also examples of attractions not covered by the pass.

 

The Paris Pass is an excellent option for visitors wishing to discover Paris in a comprehensive and economical way. It offers access to over 80 attractions, allows for significant savings, and facilitates time management with its priority access. Although the pass does not cover some popular attractions and requires the separate purchase of metro tickets, its usefulness for a rich and varied stay is undeniable.

This complete guide to the Paris Pass aims to enlighten tourists about the benefits, how it works, and the limitations of this pass, thus helping them to plan their visit to the City of Light in the most rewarding way possible.

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