Paris Discounts

Hello, I will be going to Paris and Cote d'Azur the end of the month. Are there any discounts or coupons I can get now for shopping, dining , attractions? I am open to anything. I don't think Paris Pass is a good option.
Thanks!

Posted by Chani
Tel Aviv
3508 posts

The Paris Museum Pass may be a good option, depending on your itinerary. Take a look at all that is included - it's not just museums. Even if you break even monetarily, it can be worthwhile to avoid some lines. Some individual attractions offer on-line discounts. You'd have to check each one separately. I know that Vedettes de Pont Neuf (Seine cruises) gives discount coupons on their site, and even bigger savings if you buy tickets (open-date) in advance.

Posted by tia
los angeles
9 posts

Thanks for your response. Why do people discourage the Paris Pass on this site? I don't want to waste money.

Posted by Chani
Tel Aviv
3508 posts

There is a Paris Pass and there is a Paris Museum Pass. Don't confuse the two. Many people here like the Paris Museum Pass for the reasons I wrote. The Paris Pass is much more expensive. Just try to figure out how to do enough of the things on the pass in 2 days to save money over the museum pass. It's nearly impossible. The things they add on, like the HOHO bus, eat up tons of time. And you aren't going to go to the Louvre for just 30 minutes.

Posted by Tim
Minneapolis, MN, USA
8641 posts

The Paris Visite transportation pass that is included in the Paris Pass is overpriced. You'll do better making your own transportation arrangements. If you like to walk, a 10-ticket carnet (€13.30) may be all you need while you're in the city. Each ticket is good anywhere the Metro goes (some lines end in zone 3) and on the RER in zone 1 (all of central Paris). A single ticket gives you unlimited transfers until you exit the system. A single ticket provides bus transfers up to 90 minutes after boarding the first bus. You cannot transfer between Metro/RER and bus on a single ticket. You can buy individual tickets to get to and from airports, Versailles, etc.

Posted by shirley
Toronto, Canada
296 posts

If you have any understanding of French you can sign up for bulletins from Groupon for various locations including Paris. Some of the restaurant deals are quite attractive. Sometimes you need to use the online booking tool which is why you may not be comfortable using it without having some knowledge of French. I got two great restaurant deals for Paris on Groupon. They are usually quite time limited (eg. 4 months in advance max) so check the dates carefully.