Is a Paris Museum Pass worth the cost? You pay a fairly hefty amount up front; but, will it save you time and money in the long run? My experience on a recent trip to France is Yes, definitely, if you plan to see the sights (of course you’re going to sightsee, you’re in Paris) and if you plan your time carefully.
Why is the Paris Pass Worth it?
The Paris Pass provides entry to more than 60 attractions in and around Paris, and at many, you can use the skip-the-line entrance, which is the real benefit of the Paris Pass.
I was provided with a 2-day Pass to give it a test on a recent trip and was impressed. I rode buses when I was tired of walking, toured Opera Garnier, and visited the Pompidou, among other attractions. A huge plus was bypassing lines at popular places where there are often long waits to enter.
Here’s one cost comparison: Regular fees to 7 sites (Arc de Triomphe, O Chateau Wine Tasting, Louvre Museum, Paris Bus Tour, Grevin Wax Museum, Bateaux River Cruise, and Versailles Palace) add up to more than 123 euros, plus transportation cost. A 2-day Paris Pass for an adult is just over 60 euros. So it can be quite a bit of savings. Passes for 4 and 6 days cost more.
How to buy the Paris Pass
The best way to get a Paris Pass is to buy online and pick up at 23 Rue d’Aboukir, 75002 Paris, just a short walk from the Louvre.
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Paris Pass – is it worth it? was written by Marilyn McFarlane for EuropeUpClose.com