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Paris Museum Pass when traveling with kids

Hi, we will be traveling to Paris with our 2 kids this summer. We want to buy Paris Museum Passes but are having trouble finding all the information we need. I know we only want to buy passes for me and my husband but need to know will the kids just go with us in the same reserved tickets/pass line to get in? They are 'free' at all the sites we want to go to so want to make sure they can just come with us or do we have to actually stand in a separate line to get their free entry tickets first. We like the convenience of the skip the line and flexibility on which days to go to which sites so want to make sure that extends to our kids as well. In Rick's Paris 2020 book I only saw mention of Napoleon's tomb requiring kids to get in line to get a free ticket first to enter with parents that have the Museum Pass.

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You are not alone in asking about this! As you are discovering, policies vary depending on the site. A list of the sites you are interested in would be helpful.

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Kids just walk in with you. The only two sites that have been reported to require kids' tickets are Invalides and Arc du Triomphe. If you buy a timed entrance to Versailles, you can at the same time 'buy' free entries for children in the party so they have their tickets. If it is a fountain day you can buy the passport that includes fountains for the adults and the free tickets plus the gardens for the kids. Timed tickets are available for Versailles starting April 1.

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Although doubtful we will get to them all our list includes:
Arc de Triomphe
Musee D’Orsay
Musee Rodin (or just the gardens)
Musee D’Archeologie
Cite des Sciences
Musee des Egouts de Paris
Musee de Cluny
Musee de l’Orangerie
Crypt archeologique (may be closed due to Notre Dame fire)

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Crypt archeologique (may be closed due to Notre Dame fire)

Yes, this is definitely closed. The entire plaza area at the front of Notre Dame is closed and being used to house pieces from the cathedral and other things related to the restoration. This is where the museum entrance is located.

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The Rodin Museum no longer allows visits just to the gardens; you. have to buy a museum ticket to enter the gardens now. It is a shame but too many people figured out that the gardens sufficed with the sculptures there and they were not making enough on the museum.

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I would doubt if travel to France will be allowed by summer.
Macron has asked Schengen countries to keep borders closed up to September - wisely