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Using the Paris Pass now that there are required timed entries - How is it done?

Hello!

Has anyone used the Paris Pass since timed entries are now required at Versailles, the Louvre, Sainte-Chapelle, the Musée d'Orsay, etc.? How does it work? You cannot pre-register a time online, can you? If so, I've not figured out how to do it. Any assistance would be much appreciated! Thank you!

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The Paris Museum Pass site notes how to make timed-entry reservations for the museums which require it. You have to click on the museums you are interested in seeing for info such as entry times, entry doors (if designated for use with the pass) and/or how to make reservations. For instance, here's the Louvre:

https://www.parismuseumpass.fr/t-en/sites-a-paris/musÉe-du-louvre

Click on any of the rest of attractions covered by the pass for their individual info:

https://www.parismuseumpass.fr/t-en/sites-a-paris/-page/1

Posted by
82 posts

Oh gosh! Thanks so much! I spent 1/2 hour on the Versailles site alone last night and could see no option for what you are suggesting. I will go to the link you've attached now. Thank you again!

Posted by
16778 posts

Are you talking about the Paris Pass or the Paris Museum Pass? Two different animals.

Posted by
13490 posts

Sam, the Paris Museum Pass is part of the Paris Pass "bundle".

Mari, for Versailles, you'll want the page of sites for the Paris Region:

https://www.parismuseumpass.fr/t-en/sites-en-region-parisienne
https://www.parismuseumpass.fr/t-en/sites-en-region-parisienne/chÂteaux-de-versailles-et-de-trianon

That said, the site doesn't do a great job of explaining what you need to do for that one. The Paris Pass does a little better job of it:
https://parispass.com/en-us/paris-attractions/Palace-of-Versailles

Use the Paris Pass site as well for Sainte-Chapelle directions when using the Museum Pass:
https://parispass.com/en-us/paris-attractions/Sainte-Chapelle

And so on and so forth. If what's on the Museum Pass website is too sketchy, find the same attraction on the Paris Pass site and see what it says. Note that only the attractions marked "Museum Pass"on their P.P. attraction list will be covered by the M.P. You would need a Paris Pass for the rest on the list. Make sense?

https://parispass.com/en-us/paris-attractions

Posted by
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Orsay doesn't require a timed entry for PMP holders -https://www.musee-orsay.fr/fr/articles/gratuite-307

Versailles you would find your date and time for booking a ticket and then select FREE ADMISSION WITH FOUNTAINS SHOWS OR MUSICAL GARDENS https://billetterie.chateauversailles.fr/index-css5-chateauversailles-lgen-pg1.html

Use like 10 0s to book if prompted.

Similar with the Louvre, etc.

They will scan BOTH the timed free ticket and the PMP upon entry, so keep both out.

Posted by
82 posts

I appreciate these helpful responses! I didn't realize I didn't have to plan a time for the Museum d'Orsay. Thank you!

Posted by
18 posts

Thank you for the tip about better instructions on the Paris Pass page. I wasn't sure which option to choose for Sainte-Chapelle until I found this.

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Does anyone know why Rick Steves recommends in his book not to buy the PP before going yo Paris, to wait and buy it there? He does not explain why, it would seem easier to get it out of the way beforehand. (Sorry if this is cross posted, I think I posted that question in another thread yesterday but I can’t find it.)

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1997 posts

If there is a tourist rip off in Paris, it is the Paris pass. Nothing other than a collection of tickets/passes otherwise available at far lower cost.

Some still like the Museum Pass, included in the Paris Pass, but with entries now limited to one, any advantage it might of once had is now sharply diminished.

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I think there used to be (maybe still is) a substantial charge if you want a physical Paris Museum Pass mailed to you in the US.

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You can purchase online and download PMP e ticket. But I just reserved times for a bunch of museums and only needed the PMP number for the louvre.