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Paris Pass

I am going to several museums and attractions and no matter how I work the numbers (costs of individual tickets), the Paris Pass seems like a total scam! Am I not understanding it correctly? Without the pass, my attractions cost without comes to about 100 Euro. I would need to spread it out to a 4 day pass minimum and that costs 200 Euro! The Paris Pass site says nothing about the travel card being included in this price and there doesn't appear to be an option to add it. Am I missing something? I would love some clarification on this. https://www.parispass.com/paris-pass-prices.php

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434 posts

I think you are on a 2nd hand site. Try this one, http://en.parismuseumpass.com/

I priced a 4 day pass at 48euros, with out subway. There is an option on this web site to buy a subway pass as well. When I did the math for us, we are opting for a carne of 10 metro rides, about 15 euros.

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784 posts

No, you are not missing anything. The Paris Pass is generally considered a rip-off. Instead check out the Paris Museum Pass, which can be purchased for 2, 4, or 6 consecutive days. The math may work out better for you.

For transportation, the Navigo pass (€22.80) may work for you if your travel days fall between Monday - Sunday. Even for 4 days, it can be worth it for the convenience. You will need a 25mm x 30mm photo (nothing fancy - it can be printed on regular paper. If the travel days don't work for the Navigo, the you can buy a "carnet" of 10 tickets for about €14. These can be shared. The advantage of the Navigo is that it is valid for 5 zones with unlimited transfers.

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Now that I have the correct site, the prices look way more reasonable! However I am still getting confused when I go to purchase. It seems that the pass does not include everything it says it does and each page with information shows something different. There is the Paris Museum Pass, Paris ‘lib, and several variations of the Paris ‘lib. Can someone please tell me EXACTLY what to click on and the cost for an adult? This shouldn't be this hard, but for me it is.

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7736 posts

Here is the link to the price page for the Paris Museum Pass. You do NOT need to purchase this ahead of time. You can purchase it at museums there or last time I purchased a 6-day pass at the Tabac shop (tobacco shop) just down the street for my hotel. Don't spend the money to have it mailed to you.

http://en.parismuseumpass.com/rub-t-price-36.htm

If you tell us where you are staying and what your first museum is likely to be we can give you specifics on where to get it.

You'll need to write in the date the first day you use it so you'll want to remember the date format is DD/MM/YY NOT MM/DD/YY like we write it in the US.

Here is the page on the Paris Museum Pass website that lists all the sites that are covered with the pass. Did you have a specific site in mind you think is not covered?

http://en.parismuseumpass.com/rub-m-by-name-5.htm

Posted by
15588 posts

Second, no need to buy on line. Just buy when you arrive. If at the airport, the tourist desk there.

Posted by
694 posts

You want the Museum Pass not the Paris Pass. The Museum Pass is a great deal, the Paris Pass not so much. Enjoy your trip!

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7736 posts

That site takes you to the Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau thru which you can purchase the pass. BUT, as indicated, don't purchase it ahead of time. Wait until you get to Paris as they are very easy to pick up there.

Do be aware that the pass days run consecutively. Many of the museums close one day a week so you'll want to figure your museum visits, closure days and the days your pass will cover carefully.

http://en.parismuseumpass.com/rub-faq-16.htm

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3283 posts

I always buy at the first museum. I usually stay near the Pantheon which is a good place to purchase the Paris Museum Pass because it typically is not that busy.