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The various sightseeing and transport passes for Paris at first glance can confuse the visitor.
However, the Paris Pass featured here is the Rolls-Royce of passes, the most comprehensive (and most expensive) Paris visitor pass.
You choose your time period, either 2, 3, 4 or 6 days. Paris Passes can be bought at anytime and then activated within the next year, so you can plan ahead and make savings before using the pass.
During the year the Paris Pass occasionally has flash sales that make this pass even better value. These Paris Pass Flash Sales offer up to 15% off the price of the pass. As the passes can be bought at anytime and then activated at the time of your choosing within the next year, these flash sales can be a great way to save money.
We highlight any flash sales here, with a link to the offer. At all other times we offer a permanent 5% off the cost of a Paris Pass, just use our code below (does not include 2-day pass).
If you are looking for a pass to cover a longer period of time then the Paris Explorer Pass allows you do do this. Please see our separate page Paris Explorer Pass for more details.
The Paris Pass bundles other passes together to offer comprehensive coverage of the main Paris sights. These include the Paris Museum Pass (also available on its own), the Paris Attractions Pass and the Paris Visite Pass (which covers your transport).
The Paris Museum Pass gives you free entrance to 60 museums and monuments in and around Paris - and you can visit each one as many times as you want!
Fast track entry applies at many of the attractions included - simply show your card at the entrance and head straight inside.
The Paris Museum Pass covers many of the blockbuster Paris attractions, the Louvre, Orsay Museum, Army Museum (Tomb of Napoleon), Science Museum, Notre Dame, Pantheon, Pompidou Centre and Rodin Museum in Paris.
If you want to visit the Louvre using the Paris Pass you must now book a timeslot online in advance. You will then need to bring your Paris Pass and documentation of your timeslot booking with you to the entrance, at the appropriate time.
Around Paris there are many châteaux, but it is Versailles that is the feature act for most visitors.
The Paris Attractions Pass grants you free entry into an additional 8 attractions, tours and experiences that will make your visit to Paris that extra bit special, however not the Eiffel Tower. If you are looking for a pass that does include the Eiffel Tower, the Paris Explorer Pass does this.
The backbone of the transport provided with Paris Pass is a Paris Visite Card. This gives you unlimited journeys on all Paris Metro, RER, Buses, Trams, SNCF Overland Suburban Trains, and the Montmartre Funicular in zones 1-3 of the Paris public transport system for the duration of the pass.
Zones 1-3 of the public transport system cover all the central Paris attractions and hotel districts. However it doesn't stretch out to the airports, Disneyland or Versailles.
Paris Pass holders fast track entry at the following popular places:
With the Paris Pass you get free and fast track entry at top Paris attractions. There are over 60 amazing Paris attractions where you can use the Paris Pass. You can save money and time with the skip the line fast track entry too.
The Paris Pass also helps you get where you need to go by including free unlimited use of public transport inside central Paris.
Popular attractions include Louvre Museum, Palace of Versailles, Bateaux River Cruise, 1-day Paris Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour, Arc de Triomphe, Montparnasse Tower and Centre Pompidou.
The Paris Pass is really easy to use. Just choose your duration and either get it delivered or pick it up on arrival. Then just scan your pass at any attraction to gain entry. The Pass is also valid for one whole year so you can buy now and activate it later.
So is the Paris Pass worth it? You will save time and money with the Paris Pass as opposed to visiting each attraction independently and you also get a public transport pass included too. This can take some of the worry out of moving around in a new city. So, if you intend to see as many attractions as you can whilst in Paris, then the Paris Pass should be well worth the investment.
Big Bus is one of the two main hop-on, hop-off open top sightseeing buses in Paris. You get a 1 day pass on Big Bus with the Paris Pass, whose 2.5 hour route covers all the main attractions in the centre of Paris
Also included is a river cruise along the Seine River on the Bateaux Parisiens to discover the City of Lights from the water.
Glide past the Notre Dame Cathedral and under the famous Pont Neuf, to name a few, starting your trip at the Eiffel Tower, or Notre Dame itself.
You can buy the Paris Pass for 2, 3, 4 and 6 days (the options being driven by the Paris Museum Pass which has these same durations).
You order the Paris Pass online in advance via the banner link below and have it delivered to your home address for which there is a charge.
You can collect the Paris Pass in the centre of Paris but the address is in a business area in the Grand Boulevards area of central Paris.
To receive your 5% discount on all passes except the 2-day pass, use the code JAN2020 at checkout.
The Paris Museum Pass is one component of the Paris Pass. But you can buy the Paris Museum Pass as a stand-alone product without all the extra facilities of the Paris Pass.
The new Paris Explorer Pass is a more leisurely pass option, allowing you to spread out your sightseeing over 30 days. You can choose 3,5 or 7 attractions from a selection of 19, to visit. Attractions include the Eiffel Tower, Seine River Cruise, Opera Garnier and many more.
|Paris day tours|
|Paris hop-on hop-off sightseeing buses|
|Half-day Paris city tour with Seine river cruise and Eiffel Tower||From €80|
|Paris in one day city tour with lunch||From €169|
|Skip-the-line fast track Eiffel Tower tickets||From €45|
|» See the full list of Eiffel Tower tickets and tours|
|The Louvre and Musee d'Orsay|
|Louvre fast track tickets||From €17|
|Louvre Fast track tickets + Audio tour||From €39|
|Louvre Fast track tickets + Walking tour||From €61|
|Orsay Museum (Musee d'Orsay) fast track tickets||From €20|
|Montmartre art lovers tour + Musee d'Orsay fast track tickets||From €45|
|Louvre + Orsay combo small group walking tour||From €149|
|» See the full list of Louvre tickets and tours|
|Palace of Versailles|
|Versailles Palace tour from Paris||From €55|
|Versailles Palace and Gardens tour from Paris||From €73|
|Versailles by bike full day tour from Paris||From €99|
|» See the full list of Versailles tickets and tours|
|Other best selling Paris tours|
|Moulin Rogue tickets and combos|
|Catacombs of Paris|
|Disneyland® Paris (EuroDisney)|
|Day tours from Paris|
|Giverny tours and tickets|
|Mont Saint Michel day trip|
|Loire Valley day trip with wine tasting|
|Normandy D-Day battlefields and beaches day trip|