Tip #2: Paris Museum Pass Price
Paris Museum Pass is a pass that you must buy for cost saving reason if you intend to visit the famous Lourve museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and Chateau Versailles. The passes are sold at €39 for a 2-day pass, €54 for a 4-day pass and €69 for 6-day pass. If you were to pay individually at the entrance for the above 3 places, you would have to fork out €36.5 in total. So by getting a 2-day pass at €39 which allows you to visit 60 museums and monuments in Paris is definitely a better deal! Another advantage is you get to jump queue at most of these places by flashing the Museum Pass.
The pass allows you to have unlimited visits at any of the listed museums like Louvre, Sainte-Chapelle, Arc de Triomphe, Notre Dame Towers & Palace of Versailles. A point to note is the 2-day pass does not mean two consecutive days of visit. I know this differs from what is mentioned on the Paris Museum’s official website, but I had have no problem using it on the 2nd day of my trip and then continue to use up the remaining day on the 4th day tour.
Once you get hold of the pass, do not write the date in the blank row yet. When you are ready to visit a museum, just bring it along and show it to the usher. The usher may or may not write the date for you, so you can just leave it as it is. This way may “extend” the lifespan of your pass beyond the number of days you bought.
Where to buy Paris Museum Pass
You can buy Paris Museum Pass online at http://en.parismuseumpass.com and get it mailed to you. Do note that you must buy the pass at least 2 weeks in advance in order to receive it before you leave your country. Also, you would have to bear the shipping fee of about €14 to get it delivered to Singapore.
Alternatively, you may buy the Museum Pass from Charles De Gaulle (CDG) airport when you arrive. There are tourist information desks at Terminal 1 & 2. This is my preferred choice because the officers manning the desk can speak very good English! You can get more information from the officers on how to use the pass and how to move around in Paris. Remember to get a Paris map and Metro map from them too. These maps will be your “bible” to Paris!