Has anyone had experience ordering tickets to the picasso museum on line? I have ordered and paid for them, but I can't seem to print the tickets. I can print an order summary, but I don't think that is the same as the tickets. thanks sue
Yes, I bought tickets online. You should have received an email that confirms your purchase and provides a link where you go to print the tickets.
We used our tickets yesterday - there are 2 lines, one for timed tickets and one for everyone else. Those with timed tickets get in first. System works very well.
So do you recommend not getting the Paris pass to the museums? I was going to get the pass for four days and go to all the museums but if I have to wait in line than I will just pay individually. Thanks
The Picasso Museum was included in the Paris Museum Pass before its refurbishment, but isn't any longer.
Having a PMP will mean that you don't have to queue to buy tickets, but ever since 9/11 most Paris attractions have instituted an airport-style weapons scan to enter the building. This doesn't usually take very long, but can do at a few very popular attractions. The most notorious security queues are at the Orsay (PMP holders can go to a separate, shorter queue, but it isn't well signposted), and at Versailles (no way to avoid.)
Adding to what Philip wrote, even before 9/11 there was a security check to enter Ste-Chappelle, since it's inside the criminal courts buildings. Since this security line isn't just for people going to the chapel, and since the chapel is small and fills up, get there early (I've missed breakfast to see it, and didn't regret it, as I actually got to a seat!)
Jenncaroline, be aware that there is a Paris Pass, a Paris Museum Pass, and a Paris Visite Pass. They are three different things, and yes, it is confusing. The Paris Museum Pass can be a good deal; the other two rarely are for most visitors.
Please note that the Museum Pass now covers the Picasso museum!!! (effective as of April 2015).
I just visited the museum with my museum pass and got right in while there was long line of people held outside to be let in to purchase tickets.
Confirming what the immediately above post says, the Picasso Museum is now (once again, since April 2015) covered by the Paris Museum Pass. Apparently it wasn't covered for awhile.