When my husband Gabe and I went to Paris in 2014, we decided against purchasing the Paris Museum Pass. We were only in Paris a short time and knew we wouldn't be able to use enough attractions to cover the expense. When we got to Paris, I realized quickly that the Paris Museum Pass had separate lines for many of the sites we wanted to see, allowing you to skip the long lines.
visiting Versailles which we gained access to with the Paris Museum Pass. Today I am going to share with you the benefits of using this pass in the City.
Louvre, something we did not do in 2014 and regretted. The lines to get in the museum were very long. The Museum pass line took us 5 minutes total to get in. That right there saved us over an hour.
Arc de Triomphe. We actually had tickets for the Arc on our last trip but did not use them because we couldn't figure out where the entrance was. It's actually quite complicating and nearly ran into the same problem this time. Once again, we found ourselves at the front of the line with the Paris Museum Pass. The access line at the Arc was not near as long as Lourve but this saved us a great deal of time.
Arc de Triomphe, we found ourselves amazed at the size of Paris. Plus we got one of the best views of the Eiffel Tower, which resulted in one of my favorite shots from our trip (above). I love people watching on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées, which is where Arc de Triomphe is located. While you couldn't exactly "people watch" you could sit up there and watch the activity on the Avenue which was a ton of fun.
Notre Dame. The Paris Pass gains you entry into Notre Dame but you do not skip the line. We waited 45 minutes to go up, and it was worth every single second. While I am glad we did Arc de Triomphe, I would have gladly stuck with Notre Dame.
Notre Dame - Gargoyles and the roof. While climbing, we met a couple and started talking about the States - came to find out that the guy went to college in our hometown of Daytona Beach. What a small world. I have nearly 100 photos on my camera of the Gargoyles. Slightly obsessed.
worse to get sick on vacation, on your wedding anniversary while in Paris. Boo!
Paris Museum Pass to it's full potential, we did skip the line at three large attractions, and it was nice not having to worry about paper trail of purchased tickets - since everything was all in one. I would strongly suggest this for anyone traveling to Paris. Time is Money - and this saves you a ton. Plus the few things we used the pass for would have cost a few additional Euro's without the pass!
2 day Paris Museum Pass 48€
Arc de Triomphe: 8€
Notre Dame Towers: 10€
Total without Museum Pass: 51€
Day 4 mileage 25,245 Steps - 10.7 miles
Day 5 mileage 22,224 Steps - 10 miles
I received two Paris Museum Passes to experience the city at no charge. As always, all opinions are my own.