Paris Museum Pass

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What is Paris if not one of the artistic and cultural centers of the world? Home to painters like Matisse and sculptors like Rodin. With a Paris Museum Pass from Rail Europe, there’s no entrance fee at 60 museums and historic places in and around Paris. The Paris Museum Pass comes with priority admission, so you won’t waste your precious vacation time waiting in line at The Louvre, Notre Dame, Musee d'Orsay, National du Chateau de Versailles, Musee National Picasso, Pompidou Center, Musee Rodin, Chateau de Rambouillet and dozens of other must-sees. You can even save monumental time at the Arc de Triomphe and the Pantheon. Or revisit any included location at no extra charge. Not to mention paying once instead of 70 times and still waiting in line. The benefits of the Paris Museum Pass from Rail Europe are obvious. Even at the Picasso Museum, where almost everything else is abstract.

Here’s what’s included:

    • This pass gives you priority admission and free access to 60 museums, castles, gardens, cathedrals and monuments in and around Paris, including multiple visits at no extra charge.
    • Choice of 2, 4 or 6 consecutive days.
    • Groups of 10 or more get a 5% discount on Paris Museum Pass



    • Pass does not include admission into temporary exhibitions or guided tours.
    • Pass is non-refundable and non-exchangeable.
    • Traveler will need to clearly print  their first and last name and first date of use on the back of the Paris Museum Pass.
    • Most museums and monuments are generally closed on Mondays or Tuesdays, January 1 and May 1.
    • Children under age 12 are free at most monuments.
    • Children under age 18 are free at most museums.
    • Prices are subject to change.
Museums in Paris

  • Musée du quai Branly Closed Mondays.
  • Musée de l’Armée - Tombeau de Napoléon 1er Centre Pompidou - Musée national d’Art moderne Closed Tuesdays and May 1st.
  • Musée national de la Marine Closed Tuesdays, January 1, May 1 and December 25.
  • Musée national des Arts asiatiques – Guimet Closed Tuesdays.
  • Musée des Arts décoratifs Closed Mondays.
  • Musée des Arts et Métiers Closed Mondays and Public Holidays.
  • Musée de l’Assistance Publique Closed Mondays, Public Holidays and August.
  • La Cinémathèque française - Musée du Cinéma Closed Tuesdays and during three first weeks in August.
  • Musée national Eugène Delacroix Closed Tuesdays.
  • Musée des Égouts de Paris Closed Thursdays and Fridays, December 25, January 1 and during two weeks in January.
  • Musée Galliera Closed Mondays.
  • Musée de l’Institut du monde arabe Closed Mondays.
  • Musée du Louvre Closed on Tuesdays
  • Musée de la Mode et du Textile Closed on Mondays.
  • Musée de la Monnaie Closed Mondays.
  • Musée Gustave Moreau Closed on Tuesdays.
  • Musée national du Moyen Âge - Thermes et hôtel de Cluny Closed on Tuesdays.
  • Cité de la Musique - Musée de la Musique Closed on Mondays.
  • Musée Nissim de Camondo Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
  • Crypte archéologique du Parvis de Notre-Dame Closed on Mondays and certain public holidays.
  • Musée national de l’Orangerie Closed on Tuesdays, on May 1 and December 25.
  • Musée d’Orsay Closed on Mondays.
  • Musée national Picasso Closed on Tuesdays.
  • Musée des Plans-reliefs Musée de la Poste Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
  • Musée de la Publicité Closed on Mondays.
  • Musée Rodin Closed on Mondays.

Monuments in Paris
  • SNCF Gare du Nord station Closed Tuesdays.
  • Chapelle expiatoire Open 1:00 -5:00 Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays only.
  • Aquarium tropical de la Porte Dorée Closed Mondays.
  • Tours de Notre-Dame Closed January 1, May 1and December 25.
  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Panthéon
Museums and Monuments that are on the outskirts of Paris
  • Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs Closed Tuesdays.
  • Musée des Antiquité nationales de Saint-germain-en-Laye Closed Tuesdays.
  • Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace Closed Mondays, December 25 and January 1.
  • Abbaye royale de Chaalis - Musée Jacquemart-André Musée et domaine nationaux du Château de Compiègne Place du Général de Gaulle, 60 200 Compiègne (Oise). Closed Tuesdays, January 1, May 1, November 1 and December 25.
  • Musée Condé - Château de Chantilly Closed Tuesdays.
  • Musée national de la Coopération franco-américain Closed Tuesdays.
  • Musée départemental Maurice Denis - Le Prieuré Closed Mondays.
  • Château de Fontainebleau 77 300 Fontainebleau (Seine-et-Marne). Closed Tuesdays, January 1,  May 1 and December 25.
  • Musée national des châteaux de Malmaison et Bois-Préau Château de Malmaison Closed Tuesdays.
  • Château de Bois-Préau Note closed for renovation.
  • Musée national de la Renaissance - Château d’Ecouen Closed Tuesdays.
  • Maison d’Auguste Rodin à Meudon Opening hours 1pm-6pm from April1 until end of September on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays only. The cases close 45 min earlier.
  • Basilique cathèdrale de Saint-Denis Closed during the religious ceremonies.
  • Château de Maisons-Laffitte Closed Tuesdays and Saturdays from 4pm.
  • Villa Savoye Closed Mondays, May 1, November 1, 11 and from December 24 to January 1.
  • Sainte-Chapelle Musée national des châteaux de Versailles et de Trianon Closed Mondays.
  • Marie-Antoinette’s Estate Outskirts of Paris -
  • Château de Vincennes Avenue de Paris, 94 300 Vincennes (Val-de-Marne).
  • Musée national de la Renaissance - château d'Ecouen Château de Pierrefonds Closed January 1, May 1 and December 25.
  • Château de Rambouillet Closed Tuesdays, days of presidential visit, January 1, May 1, November 1, 11 and December 25.
  • Laiterie de la Reine et Pavillon des Coquillages.
Museums that are closed for renovation

  • Musée d’Ennery
  • Musée Hébert
  • Musée Jean-Jacques Henner Château de Champs
  • Musée national de la Coopération franco-américaine - Château de Blérancourt