Chances are that if you have traveled to Paris, you have used, or at least have heard of the Paris Museum Pass. It’s generally an excellent value. It entitles you to unlimited free entry to a collection of over 60 major attractions, museums and monuments in Paris. The best part – having the pass entitles you to skip the lines and move to the head of the class, so to speak!
The pass is available in two, four and six consecutive day options, making it a great fit for almost any traveling situation.
However, there are a few changes to the pass that you should be aware of:
- The old museum cards were sold with no use-by or expiration date, so they were valid for an unlimited amount of time. New passes issued are only valid for one year from the date of purchase. The use-by date will be listed on the card, so be aware.
- Cards sold prior to this new change will only be valid for use through the end of this month, June 30th, 2010. If your card falls into this category, and you pre-purchased your card for an upcoming Paris trip that falls after this date – apparently your card will not be valid. I would contact the source of your ticket purchase to explain your situation and either ask for a refund, or request that they convert your original pass to the current, updated version.
- Also be aware that museums often close for renovation, which will affect the current availability of museums included in the pass. It’s best to check the current list before you decide on purchasing the pass as it may not be a good value for you. The website does list the museums, monuments and attractions that are included in the pass, as well as any that are closed for renovation.
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