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Museum pass, navigo decourverte for sale at Gare du Nord?

Arriving via Eurostar from London and would like to buy the above at Gare du Nord. Is there an outlet on site with those available? We know carnets are available at the London departure lounge and usually buy one there to speed our entry into Paris.

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I've got the same question as George except for Gare de Lyon, does anyone know?
Thanks, Dave

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The navigo decouverte should be available from any Metro station. According to the Paris Museum Pass website, there are Paris tourist office branches at Gare du Nord and Gare de Lyon that sell the pass. Other options would be to buy it from the first museum you visit (try one of the smaller ones to reduce queues) or at a branch of Fnac (French book/media shop chain that also sells various types of ticket for arts/entertainment).

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you get the ND from a metro or RER station not a tourist office. if you have a card that works in the machines (alas, our American ones don't) then you just buy it in the machine and take the receipt to the information window and they will give you the kit which you then take to the machine and charge on the machine with your card for the zones you want. for those rare metro stations with a sales office or at RER stations, you can also buy it from the clerk who will charge it for you. You then assemble the kit with your photo. If you don't have a card that works in the machines then if you can find a machine that takes bills that will work, otherwise find an RER station which will have a manned ticket booth. The information booths in the metro while manned do not sell tickets.

the Museum Pass is easily purchased at whatever museum you visit first. Make that something other than the d'Orsay which has long lines for ticket purchasers. The Louvre is fine using one of the less busy security lines to get into the ticketing area or even better a less trafficked place like the Cluny.