What Is The Best Paris Attractions Pass? (+ Discount)



What's the best Paris attraction pass? Where Are Those Morgans

Are you looking for the perfect attractions pass for your visit to Paris? We’ve learned attraction passes are one of the best ways to save money when visiting new cities like Paris, and since we’ve used passes in popular places all around the world, we can show you exactly how to make the most of your time and money.

In this comparison of the Paris passes, we’ll discuss 3 major attraction pass options with pros and cons to help you decide which is the best fit for your travel style. At the end of the guide, we’ll also give you our best tips for using the passes effectively.

Disclosure: We received Go City Explorer Passes and Tiqets Attraction Bundles in order to share our opinion about these products but this is not a sponsored post. We paid for our own Paris Museum Passes.

Our Paris Experience

Two tourists posing for a photo on top of the Arc de Triomphe
Mark and Kristen on top of the Arc de Triomphe

We’ve visited Paris multiple times over the years and it’s one of our favorite cities in the world because there’s just so much to see and do. The City of Love (or City of Light) was the first stop on our 18 month honeymoon in 2018 and our most recent visit was an amazing 8-day trip in November 2023. In between these trips, we’ve enjoyed several shorter getaways to Paris because we just can’t get enough. Read more about us.

During all our visits to Paris we’ve done a lot of research and had a lot of experiences with the various pass options. So far we’ve used Go City, Tiqets and the Museum Pass. And we think these passes offer the best attractions at the right price points for first time visitors.

You probably have many questions just like we did, and reading this comparison is the perfect place to find your answers. By the end of our guide, you’ll know exactly which pass to buy and how to use it. Let’s begin!

Travel Tip: We do our best to keep prices and attractions up to date, but they’re constantly changing between seasons. Use the official links in our guide below to verify current information for your trip.

What You Need To Know

Visitor on a Seine River Boat Cruise in Paris during the fall
Kristen on our Seine River Boat Cruise (visited with Tiqets)

Before we get into all the details, here are a few important things to consider before you make a purchase:

1. A Paris Pass will give you instant access to the most iconic landmarks, museums, walking tours, boat cruises and food tours at a heavily discounted price. Generally, the more attractions you visit, the more you’ll save.

2. There are several attraction passes you can use for your trip to Paris. However, we think 3 of them are better than the rest based on our personal experiences. We’ll explain our favorite Paris passes first then give you a high level overview of the other options.

3. You can purchase a day or attraction pass, depending on how you want to spend your time. A day pass is better if you want to see many attractions while an attraction pass is best if you want to see a few attractions.

4. After buying your pass, you’ll receive an email directly with the pass, and you’ll have 12 months to activate it. You can download the pass to your phone or print it so you have a hard copy. We typically download them to our phones for easy access on the go. Your pass is considered active once it has been scanned at the first attraction via a QR code.

5. Major attractions often require timed reservations, so you’ll have to show your reservation along with your Paris Pass for entry. We always recommend you make timed entry reservations to make the most of your time or you may have to wait in long lines.

Travel Tip: Most of the top attractions in Paris require a timed entry reservation. You’ll be able to book these online after buying your pass.

Now without further ado, let’s save some money in Paris!

1. Tiqets Paris Attraction Bundles

The Hall of Mirrors inside the Palace of Versailles
Visitors enjoying the Hall of Mirrors inside the Palace of Versailles (visited with Tiqets)

Founded in 2014, Tiqets is one of the newer travel sites that you won’t often find on round up lists. But this is why we wanted to personally use their attraction pass to see if it was worth using. Spoiler alert, it is and we’ll tell you exactly why.

Tiqets offers admission to individual attractions, but they also sell attraction bundles for the most popular tourist spots. We like these bundles because you can visit 3 top attractions at a very competitive price point. For example, we used our Tiqets bundle to visit the Louvre, explore the Palace of Versailles and enjoy a relaxing Seine River cruise.

In addition to the attraction bundles, Tiqets offers Paris City Cards, museum passes and various attraction passes so you have a lot to choose from depending on what you want to see.

Take a look at the popular attraction based options from Tiqets:

  • Paris & Versailles Bundle – Louvre, Palace of Versailles + Seine River cruise (this is what we used)
  • Paris City Card – Eiffel Tower or Montparnasse Tower, Louvre + Seine sightseeing cruise
  • Family Fun Pass – Paris Zoo, Grévin Wax Museum + Grande Galerie de l’Évolution
  • Top 3 Museums – Louvre, Musée d’Orsay or Musée d’Orsay + Centre Pompidou

We had no issues gaining access to our 3 attractions because we were able to book our timed entry reservations directly on the Tiqets website. It was a very simple process and we will certainly use them again in the future.

Our Tiqets Attraction Bundle Savings

Where Are Those Morgans timed entry reservation example for the Louvre
Our easily made reservation for the Palace of Versailles with Tiqets

Just to give you a money saving example so you can see it in black and white, this is what we would have spent without our Tiqets Paris & Versailles Bundle:

  • Louvre – 22,00 €
  • Palace of Versailles – 32,00 €*
  • Seine River Cruise – 16,00 €

*Our Tiqets bundle included entry into the Palace of Versailles, Gardens and Estate of Trianon so you’d need to purchase the Versailles Passport for direct comparison. We loved visiting all three sections of the beautiful complex and recommend you do the same.

  • Total cost of 3 attractions with no pass: 70,00 € (~US$ 75.00)
  • Price of a Tiqets Bundle: $64.60

And there you have it, you can save about $10 on just 3 attractions with the Tiqets attraction bundle! If you need to buy several tickets for your family or friends, that $10 per person quickly adds up. Keep in mind, attraction prices may fluctuate throughout the year with prices increasing in the summer, so if you visit in the shoulder seasons you can score an even better deal.

We’ve also teamed up with Tiqets to offer you an exclusive 10% discount on any individual attraction anywhere in the world. However, this discount can not be used on attraction bundles.

Here are a few pros and cons for using a Tiqets attraction bundle:


  • Best if you want to see the top attractions in Paris
  • All attraction reservations can be booked within the Tiqets website
  • The bundle is very easy to use
  • You only need to visit a few attractions to save money


  • Only a few attractions to choose from
  • Attraction based pass only (no day pass option)

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2. Go City Paris Pass

Man looking out through the windows at the Montparnasse Tower to the Eiffel Tower
Mark looking at the Eiffel Tower from the Montparnasse Tower (visited with Go City)

Go City offers attraction passes in major cities around the world. We’ve used them in Paris, London and Rome so we’re very familiar with how they work. You can buy a day based option called the All-Inclusive Pass or an attraction based option known as the Explorer Pass. We used the Explorer 3 attraction pass during our recent Paris trip.

Here’s a quick overview:

All-Inclusive Pass (day option):

  • 2, 3, 4 or 6 days validity
  • Days must be used in consecutive order
  • Visit as many attractions as possible in that time frame
  • 90+ attractions to choose from

>> See current prices for the All-Inclusive pass here.

Explorer Pass (attraction option):

  • Visit 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions
  • 60 days validity
  • 50+ attractions to choose from

>> See current prices for the Explorer pass here.

We like Go City because this company offers a large amount of activities. Here are popular attractions included on their Paris passes:

  • Eiffel Tower Guided Climb
  • Louvre Museum – All-Inclusive pass only
  • Seine River Cruise
  • 1 Day Big Bus Hop-On-Hop-Off
  • Arc de Triomphe – All-Inclusive pass only
  • Notre Dame and Crypt
  • Mountparnasse Tower
  • Macaron pastry making class – Explorer pass only
  • Palace of Versailles – All-Inclusive pass only
  • Musée d’Orsay – All-Inclusive pass only
  • Paris Aquarium
  • French wine tasting
  • Sainte-Chapelle – All-Inclusive pass only
  • Various walking tours

To see which attractions are included on the All-Inclusive versus Explorer pass, head over to the attractions page here. Look for green boxes indicating which pass each attraction is on. If there is no green box, the attraction is included on both pass options. You’ll also be able to see which attractions require reservations.

Travel Tip: It’s important to note that many of the famous Paris Museums are only included on the All-Inclusive Go City Paris pass. So if you want to visit the museums, be sure to choose the correct pass at checkout.

How To Choose Between All-Inclusive Or Explorer

Different attractions on the All-inclusive or Explorer Go City Paris Pass
Look for a green bar underneath each attraction to see which pass type it’s included on

If you’re leaning toward a Go City Pass, you’ll need to decide between a day or attraction option. For the most flexibility, buy the All-Inclusive pass. If you only want to visit a few attractions or you’re planning to visit Paris for a longer period of time, buy the Explorer pass because you have 60 days of validity.

The All-Inclusive Pass will give you the most options because it features 90+ attractions, but you’ll be limited by time. We highly recommend you make reservations and plan out your days to make the most of this pass. An All-Inclusive pass is a good choice if it’s your first time in Paris, you want to see many museums or you’re visiting with children.

>> Buy the Go City Paris All-Inclusive Pass here

We think the Explorer option is best if you only want to see a few of the top attractions. At checkout, you’ll pick between 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 attractions but then you have 60 days to visit all of the attractions on your pass. An Explorer pass is also good for returning visitors who want to see unique attractions they might have missed the first time.

>> Buy the Go City Paris Explorer Pass here

You could also consider The Paris Pass which is another option offered by Go City. It’s essentially the same as the Go City Paris All-Inclusive pass with similar attractions, and you can check out the details of the pass here.

Our Go City Paris Pass Savings

Eight macarons sitting on a plate after a pastry making class
Our pistachio and chocolate maroons from our pastry making class (visited with Go City)

Here’s another money saving example to show you what we would have spent without our Go City passes. These are the 3 attractions we used on our Explorer pass:

  • Macaron pastry making class – 59,00 €
  • French Wine Tasting – 36,00 €
  • Montparnasse Tower – 20,00 €

Since we used 3 different Paris passes on the same trip, we decided to use our Go City Pass for unique options you can only find in Paris. The Montparnasse Tower was a cheaper attraction, but you could book a walking tour for even more savings.

  • Total cost of 3 attractions with no pass: 115,00 € (~US$ 124.00)
  • Price of a Go City Paris Explorer pass with 3 attractions: 104,00 € (~US$ 112.00)

And there you have it, you can save about $12 on just 3 attractions with the Go City Pass! With that said, the 3 day pass is the cheapest option and the more attractions you add, the more you’ll save. If you want to see as much as possible, buy the All-Inclusive Pass for the biggest savings.

Here are a few pros and cons for using a Go City Paris Pass:


  • Pass with the largest amount of attractions available
  • Both day and attraction pass options
  • Attraction reservations can be made directly on the Go City website
  • Best if you want to do unique things in addition to the famous attractions


  • You have to do your research because certain attractions are only available on specific passes

3. Paris Museum Pass

Tourist taking a photo with the large glass windows inside Sainte-Chapelle
Mark inside Sainte-Chapelle (visited with Paris Museum Pass)

The Paris Museum Pass is another option offering you access to 50+ museums and monuments. You can buy the pass online at the official website here or on-site at most museums, Charles de Gaulle Airport, Orly Airport, Galeries Lafayette or Disneyland Paris.

It’s a day based pass that allows you entry into each monument or museum once within a specified time frame. Depending on your Paris itinerary, you can buy a Museum Pass for 2 days, 4 days or 6 days. We bought the 4-day pass so we didn’t have to rush around museums in a short period of time.

Here are the prices for the Paris Museum Pass:

  • 2 days – 62,00 €
  • 4 days – 77,00 €
  • 6 days – 92,00 €

And this is a quick list of popular museums and monuments included on this pass:

  • Arc de Triomphe
  • Archaeological Crypt of the Île de la Cité
  • Centre Pompidou
  • Conciergerie
  • Louvre
  • Musée de Cluny
  • Musée National Picasso-Paris
  • Musée de l’Orangerie
  • Musée d’Orsay
  • Musée Rodin
  • Panthéon
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Sainte-Chapelle

Another huge benefit is the ability to visit various chateaus outside of Paris including Chantilly, Fontainebleau, Pierrefonds, Vincennes and many more. For the full list, click here.

Travel Tip: On the official website, you can search museums by opening days, mandatory reservations and even nocturnal visits. So if you’ve been to Paris before, this pass might be a great option for you because you can find different experiences you might have missed.

Our Paris Museum Pass Savings

Example of a 4 day Paris Museum Pass
Our 4 day Paris Museum Pass

Here’s a final money saving example to show you what we would have spent without our Paris Museum Pass:

Day 1

  • Musée de l’Orangerie – 12,50 €
  • Musée d’Orsay – 16,00 €
  • Musée Rodin – 14,00 €
  • Hôtel des Invalides (Army Museum, Tomb of Napoleon I) – 15,00 €

Day 2

  • Arc de Triomphe (climb to the top) – 16,00 €

Day 3

  • Musée de Cluny – 13,00 €
  • Panthéon – 13,00 €
  • Conciergerie – 13,00 €
  • Sainte-Chapelle – 13,00 €
  • Archaeological Crypt of the Île de la Cité – 5,00 €

Day 4

  • Musée National Picasso-Paris – 12,00 €
  • Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme – 10,50 €
  • Centre Pompidou – 18,00 €

We like this pass because you can visit museums and famous monuments. However, it usually only includes entry into the permanent collections, so you will likely have to pay an additional fee to visit any special exhibits. To keep costs down, we personally did not pay for entry to additional exhibits.

  • Total cost of 13 attractions with no pass: 171,00 € (~US$ 184.00)
  • Price of a 4 day Museum Pass: 77,00 € (~US$ 83.00)

And there you have it, we saved $100 by using the Paris Museum Pass! It sounds a lot, but it’s important to note that we were out exploring from dawn to dusk most days. You might not want to visit as many museums each day, so you might not save as much.

It’s a great option if you want to see lots of monuments or museums in Paris, but we recommend you plan out your days so you can visit as much as possible to make the most of your money. If you’re interested in this pass, we recommend you read our tips at the end of this comparison guide because you can visit museums for free on certain days and children are often free anytime.

Here are a few pros and cons for using a Museum Pass:


  • Ability to save money at all Paris museums
  • Reservations can be booked on the official website easily
  • Best if your top priority is to visit lots of museums


  • Only museums and monuments included
  • You might feel obligated to rush around to make the most of the pass
  • Day pass only (no attraction option)
  • You’ll have to visit several museums to save money

Other Paris Passes

There are a few more passes you can buy in Paris in addition to our favorites listed above:

  • Paris City Pass (by Turbopass) – A 2-6 day option with limited attractions. We’ve never used a Turbopass so we can not recommend it but here is the official website for more information.
  • Paris Passlib – An attraction based option where you choose 2-7 activities out of a larger list of 71 attractions. We have never used this pass and users often complain about difficulty booking attractions, but here is the official website for more information.
  • Navigo Pass – This is not an attraction pass, but it’s an unlimited weekly and monthly pass for public transport. It costs 26.80 € per week and sometimes it’s confused with Paris passes.

What Is The Best Paris Pass?

A visitor posing for a photo with the Eiffel Tower in the background
Mark posing for a photo inside the Centre Pompidou (visited with Paris Museum Pass)

The answer to this question is not a one size fits all scenario in Paris because there’s so much to see and do. Depending on what you want to experience in Paris, one pass may be a better option. So below we’ve summarize the best passes you can buy in Paris if you still need help making a decision.

  • Tiqets Attraction Bundle – Best if you only want to visit the top attractions. We love how easy it was to book our timed entry reservations. Make sure you check out all the bundle options before buying.
  • Go City Paris Pass – This is only pass on the list offering both day and attraction based options. We love how many attractions are included on this pass, and we think you can find something unique no matter how many times you’ve visited Paris.
  • Paris Museum Pass – This pass dedicated to the famous Paris museums and monuments is great if you want to learn about the city or you’re interested in art. We love how much money you can save with this pass if you plan your days well.

Compared to other major cities in the world, we think Paris has some of the best attraction pass options. We always recommend you make reservations at any attraction so you avoid waiting in long lines for entry. All three companies have easy to use websites to help you secure your timed entry reservations and you should make them as soon as you know your travel dates.

Travel Tip: You can also use our exclusive 10% discount for any individual attraction anywhere in the world with Tiqets (but it can not be used on attraction bundles).

Our Top Tips

Here are a few tips we’ve learned over the years to help you make the most of your Paris Pass experience:

  • Entry is free for children 18 and under at most Paris museums. Before buying a child ticket or pass, verify entry requirements on official websites so you don’t waste your money.
  • European students aged 18-25 receive free or discounted entry into most museums. Proper proof of ID is required for the discount.
  • Everyone will receive free entry in most Paris museums the first Sunday of every month. If you’re lucky enough to visit on this day, you’ll be able to visit for free, but you will need to book reservations on the official website to guarantee your spot.
  • We can typically average about 3-4 attractions per day by getting around using the Paris metro and visiting attractions that are located close to each other. Keep in mind, most attractions are open from 10:00am-6:00pm with a few exceptions offering night experiences. It might be worth changing your sleeping pattern if you’re typically an early riser because nothing opens early!
  • Entry lines are different from security lines. At many attractions, you’ll have to wait in both an entry and security line. After waiting in the timed entry reservation line, you’ll then have to wait in a security line which can be frustrating. These lines are longest in summer so you may need to add a little fudge time to your itinerary.
  • Visit the expensive attractions to get the most out of your pass. This includes guided tours of top attractions, food making classes and walking tours around arrondissements. For example, we paid for our Eiffel Tower climb up the stairs without a pass (22,40 €) and then used our Go City Pass to book a macaron pastry making class (59,00 €) because it was more expensive.


A long line of people waiting for entry into Sainte-Chapelle, a popular attraction on a Paris attraction pass
Long line of visitors waiting for entry into Saint-Chapelle

Here are some of the most frequently asked questions regarding Paris tourist passes.

Are Paris Passes Legit?

Yes, the Paris passes are legit. We’ve personally used Tiqets, Go City and the Paris Museum Pass ourselves in Paris. But like all things that save you money, there is a small catch because you’ll have to put in the work to get the most out of your pass.

The purpose of an attraction pass is to save money by bundling attractions, and as we’ve shown you in this guide, you can actually save money. But in return, you’ll need to get organized by booking time slots in advance where possible and arriving to attractions at times of day when they won’t be packed full of tourists.

When we used our Tiqets bundle, Go City Pass and Paris Museum Pass, the only lines we had to wait in were the reservation and security lines which is unavoidable. You’ll be in these lines with or without a pass. And if you don’t have reservations, the lines will be even longer.

If you read reviews about attraction passes online, you’ll generally find either 1 star or 5 star reviews. The 1 star reviews are from people who didn’t plan or read the fine print. The 5 stars reviews are from people who properly planned and saved a bunch of money. So in a nutshell, if you do the work, you’ll save money with the Paris Passes!

What About Fast Track Or Skip The Line?

In our experience using these passes, we never had to wait in additional lines for any attraction because we made advanced reservations and avoided peak times. The most popular attractions will require a timed entry reservation, therefore fast track or skip the line are a moot point.

If you can’t make a reservation, you should plan to visit that attraction early in the morning at opening time before it gets busy. However, you might also have to wait in a security line which is unavoidable because this is required with or without a pass.

What Is The Best Way To Buy A Paris Pass?

You should buy your attraction pass online because you’ll receive the pass instantly via email. This way you can start making reservations for your attractions straight away. Always buy the passes from the official websites using the links in our guide.

Our Paris Pass Photos

We had success using all 3 attraction passes in Paris and here are some of our favorite photos:

Woman standing outside the Cluny Museum in Paris during November
Kristen at the Cluny Museum (visited with Paris Museum Pass)
Close up view of the Mona Lisa painting by Leonardo da Vinci in the Louvre
Close up view of the Mona Lisa (visited with Tiqets)
The Thinker statues by Rodin outside in a beautiful garden
The Thinker by Auguste Rodin (visited with Paris Museum Pass)
Man taking a photo with the famous pink marble columns of the Grand Trianon estate at the Palace of Vesailles
Mark at the Grand Trianon inside the Palace of Versailles (visited with Tiqets)
An exhibit on a tablet at the Conciergerie
Fun interactive exhibit inside the Conciergerie (visited with Paris Museum Pass)
Woman shadowed inside a large clock
Kristen inside the Musée d’Orsay (visited with Paris Museum Pass)
Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night Over the Rhône painting
Starry Night Over the Rhône by Vincent van Gogh
Aerial view of the Tomb of Napoleon I in Paris
Tomb of Napoleon I (visited with Paris Museum Pass)
Visitors taking pictures on a boat cruise in Paris during November
Visitors taking photos on a Seine River Cruise (visited with Tiqets)
Exterior view of the popular attraction, Centre Pompidou
Exterior view of the Centre Pompidou (visited with Paris Museum Pass)
The Panthéon in Paris, France
The Panthéon in Paris (visited with Paris Museum Pass)
Tourist taking a wine tour in the Caves du Louvre
Mark learning about French wine during a tour (visited with Go City)
Man a women taking a selfie at the entrance of the Louvre
Our selfie inside the Louvre (visited with Tiqets)

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We hope this detailed comparison of the best Paris attraction passes helps with planning your trip to the City of Love!

Please let us know if you have any questions about using any of these passes in the comments below.

Happy Travels,

Mark and Kristen

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