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The Paris Pass review: Is it worth it?

Regardless of whether it’s your first visit to Paris or your fifth, there’s always something to see. What you do in the city of love is often based on how much time you have. Enter, the Paris Pass.

Although the cost up front means your wallet will take a hit, the convenience and overall value really is worth it. It includes everything you’d want to see in Paris aside from the lift up to the top of the Eiffel Tower and even gives you a chance to cut the line at some attractions such as the Louvre.


2-day pass: 131 euros

3-day pass: 165 euros

4-day pass: 196 euros

6-day pass: 244 euros

I chose the 4-day pass to ensure that I’d have time to see everything  without feeling too rushed. The pass includes a 1 day hop-on-hop-off bus tour, which you should absolutely take advantage of. It allows you to see several monuments and museums in one day that you otherwise wouldn’t be able.

What’s included?

Entry to Paris’ top attractions and museums

1 day hop-on-hop-off bus tour

Entry to Versailles

Guided tour at Palais Garnier

  • NOTE: Visitors with the Paris Pass cannot reserve a spot on a guided tour at the opera. You simply have to show up and hope that there’s space available. When I visited in September the Palais Garnier opened at 12:30 every day. Double check the website to see when guided tours begin and get to the opera house early! The line gets long rather quickly, even an hour before opening.

Metro + bus travel for the duration of pass

Fast-track entry to the Louvre, Musée D’Orsay, Musée Grevin and Centre Pompidou

Seine River Cruise

Am I saving money?

Here’s a breakdown of what the museums and attractions cost when purchasing an individual ticket.

  • Arc de Triomphe – €12
  • Bateaux Parisiens River Cruise –  €15
  • Big Bus Paris Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour – €30
  • Pantheon – €9
  • Sainte-Chapelle – €10
  • Notre Dame Cathedral – €8.50 (tower), €6 (crypt): both are included in the Paris Pass.
  • The Louvre – €17 (without audio tour)
  • Musée Grévin –  €22.50
  • Les Caves du Louvre – €32.00
  • Versailles – €18 (chateau entry), €12 (entry to Petit Trianon): Paris Pass includes both
  • Montmartre Walking Tour –  €29.00
  • Opera Garnier – €15.50
  • Tour Montparnasse – €18.00
  • 5-day unlimited metro pass – €59.50 (includes Zones 1-5, which can get you to and from CDG airport and out to Versailles)

At a glance you can tell visiting all of these place racks up to be a lot of euros and even more dollars. Sure, you may not get a chance to see them all — I didn’t list all of what the Paris Pass offers  — but between the cost and convenience, it’s absolutely worth it.


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