Paris museum pass list of places

The Paris Museum Pass grants visitors access to a plethora of museums and monuments in and around Paris. The following is a selection of some of the most prominent places covered by the pass:

  1. Louvre Museum (Note: It’s recommended to reserve a time slot due to high demand)
  2. Versailles Estate
  3. Orsay Museum
  4. Notre-Dame Towers (Note: Since the April 2019 fire, access might be restricted)
  5. Arc de Triomphe
  6. Montmartre – Sacré-Cœur
  7. Pantheon
  8. Rodin Museum
  9. Musée de l’Armée – Invalides
  10. Centre Pompidou – National Museum of Modern Art
  11. Sainte-Chapelle
  12. Conciergerie
  13. Cluny Museum – National Medieval Museum
  14. Picasso Museum
  15. Orangerie Museum
  16. Vincennes Castle
  17. Musée d’Archéologie Nationale – Saint-Germain-en-Laye
  18. Rambouillet Palace
  19. Champs-Élysées Theatres (Grand Palais, Palais de la Découverte)
  20. Augustins Convent
  21. Victor Hugo’s Houses (Paris and Guernesey)
  22. Château de Fontainebleau
  23. Museum of Jewish Art and History

And many more including various historic sites, palaces, and châteaux around Paris.

It’s important to note a few things:

  • The availability of certain attractions can change based on renovations, restorations, or other factors.
  • Always check the official Paris Museum Pass website or the official websites of specific attractions for the most updated list and any temporary closures or restrictions.
  • The pass allows for queue-jumping at many sites, but some popular places (like the Louvre) might require a reserved time slot even with the pass.

Lastly, always consider the duration of your stay and the number of places you plan to visit to determine if the pass offers good value for your itinerary.

When are paris museums free?

Many museums in Paris offer free admission on the first Sunday of each month, particularly between November and March. Additionally, several museums and monuments are free for all on Bastille Day (July 14). However, it’s worth noting that these free days can be particularly busy, with longer lines and crowded exhibits.

Here are some major museums and monuments that typically offer free admission on the first Sunday of each month:

  1. Louvre Museum: Free on the first Sunday of each month from October to March.
  2. Orsay Museum: Free on the first Sunday of every month.
  3. Centre Pompidou: Free on the first Sunday of every month.
  4. Musée de l’Orangerie: Free on the first Sunday of every month.
  5. Musée Rodin: Free on the first Sunday of every month from November to March.
  6. Musée des Arts et Métiers: Free on the first Sunday of every month.
  7. Musée du Quai Branly: Free on the first Sunday of every month.


  • Parisian museums run by the city are often free all the time, not just on the first Sunday. Examples include the Petit Palais, Maison de Victor Hugo, and Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris.
  • Under 26-year-olds who are residents of the European Economic Area can get free access to many national museums and monuments in Paris and throughout France.
  • On Bastille Day (July 14), many museums and monuments, including the Louvre, offer free entry to all visitors.

Always check the official websites of individual museums for the most up-to-date information on free days and any potential changes to this policy. Also, expect larger crowds on free days. If you prefer a quieter museum experience, it might be worth paying the regular admission fee on a different day.