Discover Paris with the Paris Passlib', the official city pass of the city. This all-in-one pass gives you access to many of the city's popular attractions, museums and monuments, as well as discounts and exclusive offers at selected restaurants and stores. In addition, you can avoid queues with priority access to certain attractions, allowing you to make the most of your stay in Paris. With the Paris Passlib', don't miss out on anything the city has to offer while saving money. Create your own program for your stay in Paris with the Paris Passlib', the official pass of the Paris Tourism Office!
Direct access to more than 50 museums and monuments in Paris and the surrounding area.
With the Paris Museum Pass, visit without having to queue*, more than 50 museums and monuments in Paris and the surrounding area! The Pass is available is for 48 consecutive hours (2 days), 96 consecutive hours (4 days) or 144 consecutive hours (6 days) and gives you access to the permanent collections and some temporary exhibitions.
USE OF THE PASS
Your Paris Museum Pass activates on the date and time of your choice, starting from your first visit.
You can enjoy a wide range of museums and monuments of your choice, according to your chosen pass type:
• 48 consecutive hours (2 days)
• 96 consecutive hours ( 4 days)
• 144 consecutive hours (6 days)
The booking of a time slot is now obligatory for most places (subject to availability). This should be done directly on the partner's website after having received your Pass. We invite you to consult this document to check whether or not it is necessary to book a timeslot.
Louvre Museum : A free reservation for a time slot is required to access the permanent collections with the Paris Museum Pass (full instructions here).
Palace of Versailles : during the Musical Fountains Show and Musical Gardens, the shows and groves are not accessible to the Museum Passholders. To visit the gardens during this period (April to October), it is necessary to buy a supplement on our website here.
Most of the national museums and monuments are free for young people under 18 years old and Europeans union residents under 26 years old so the Paris Museum Pass is not necessary. For further information about the museums and monuments free for youths, click here. Here is the list of exceptions.
Many museums and monuments are free
• The first Sunday of the month. For further information, click here.
• For disabled people and their companion so the Paris Museum Pass isn’t necessary. For further information, click here.
• For teachers and jobseekers (conditions specific to each institution).
The Paris Museum Pass grants 1 entry per site, whatever the duration of the pass.
The Paris Museum Pass has no preset use-by date, so it is valid for the dates of your choice.
*The fast-track aspect of the pass cannot always be guaranteed at certain sites that require the visitor to collect a free ticket in order to enter, or when there is a security check or restricted and limited access for security reasons.
Museums and monuments are usually closed on Mondays or Tuesdays, 1st January, 1st May and 25th December. To consult the weekly days of closure and public holidays of museums and monuments. For further information, please click here.
Exceptional closures and free admission (strikes, public holidays...) will not give cause for any extension of the duration, nor any refund for one or several days.
As part of the Vigipirate program security controls are put in place at the entrance of Parisian museums and monuments. In case of a large attendance, these controls can create a waiting time which cannot be skipped.
For more information concerning the use, validity, and function of the Paris Museum Pass, please see our FAQs.
Duration : 48 hours (2 days), 96 hours (4 days) or 144 hours(6 days)
It was very useful to have this pass, I asked to buy it when I reached the tourist office at the metro Gare du Nord. It was more expensive than I had read on some sites online, which the ticket office lady acknowledged. Also, I was unaware that I had to book time slots for certain attractions prior to arriving. I thought the pass meant you didn't have to book a slot because you didn't need to buy a ticket, or that you needed the pass number before you booked a slot (which I don't think is the case).
The lady at the tourist office told us that even with the pass we do still need to book a slot before we go to Versailles, Saint Chapelle and the Louvre - but didn't tell us it was probably all booked up for the week and unlikely we would get any availability for Versailles and the Louvre (which would have helped us decide if we still wanted the passes). We therefore still bought the passes but we didn't get to go to those 2 main attractions. Glad we got the passes anyway, because we still used it for other attractions and got to skip the queues. It was very handy!
Lady that helped us was very friendly and spoke to us in English too, which is great, because my French is not so good.
The attractions however need better signs outside for museum pass access, to let us know where to enter to skip the queue e.g. with the Arc de Triomphe (once you find it, it is great but having to find staff and ask them can be tricky during busy periods like the underground section of the Louvre!). Also the websites such as the Louvre and Palace of Versailles need to make the process of booking slots with the pass more clear so people don't miss out, like we did.