One of the most sensible things to do during any visit to Paris is to obtain a Paris Museum Pass. Available from several tourist spots, museums and tourism offices around central Paris, you can even buy the passes online and receive them before you even arrive in Paris through this link here.
The pass allows you access to around 60 different museums and exhibitions, as diverse and wide-ranging as the Pantheon, the Musée du Louvre, La Cinématheque Francaise, and the Chateau de Versailles, to name but a few, for a very reasonable price indeed.
Depending on the length of your stay, there are three types of passes available:
- 2 day pass, for 48 €
- 4 day pass, for 62 €
- 6 day pass, for 74 € (all are consecutive)
To give you an idea of the high value for money obtained in buying one of these passes, have a look at the individual admission prices for just some of the museums available through the pass, such as The Louvre (15€), the Centre Pompidou (14€), the Chateau de Versailles (18€), or one of ParisLens’ favourites, the Musée D’Orsay (12€).
As you can see, if you plan to go to several or more popular sites, the pass is an ideal and extremely cost-effective way to do so!
As the inclusion of the Chateau de Versailles on the list of included sites suggests, if you are feeling adventurous or plan to venture further from the centre of Paris, the pass incorporates some of the surrounding area, such as the Maison de Rodin in Meudon, and the famous Chateau de Chantilly, a well-used and famous filming location!
The official site is here and offers a full list of the museums and exhibitions accessible through the fixed price of the 2, 4 or 6 day pass. Happy exploring!