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Bypass those queues

Paris is such an beautiful city with so many amazing museums to vist. Unfortunately it is also one of the most visited cities in the world and at nearly every one there will be a large queue and this is where the Paris museum pass becomes a must buy if you intend to visit the most popular.

It cost's 35 Euros for a 2 day pass, 50 Euros for a 4 day pass and 5 Euros for a 6 day pass. With the pass it entitles you to free entry to over 60 of the cities most popular museums and attractions inclusing The Louvre, Musee de Orsay and The Pantheon.

For 35 Euros I definately think it represents value for money and we used our 2 day passes quite extensively saving us quite a bit of money. For example if you just visit 4 of the most popular attractions such as the Louvre, Musee de Orsay, the Arc de Triomphe and Centre Pompidou then the card will already have paid for itself.

The best thing about the card and the main reason that we decided to buy it was because it allows you direct entry into the museums bypassing the queues. For anyone who has ever visited the Louvre then you will know just how long the queues can take. With the pass we were able to just walk past all the people queuing straight to the ticket booth which made this pass absolutely invaluable and something I would have happily paid extra for.

If you want to buy the Paris museum pass then you can either buy it from the official website before you leave for Paris but you need to make sure you order at least ten days before you leave to ensure it arrives in time.
The easiest way and what we did was just buy it when we arrived in Paris at the tourist information centre. You can also pick one up at any of the museums and monuments that the pass covers.

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