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Museum Passes - where to purchase in London, Paris and Rome?

May 8th, 2003, 04:35 AM
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Museum Passes - where to purchase in London, Paris and Rome?

Where are the easiest places to purchase Museum Passes - what major sites do they cover? - what is the cost for a two or three day pass in each city? - is the Eiffel Tower included in the Paris Museum pass?

So many questions - so little time - we leave this coming Monday - excitement has really kicked in!!!!

Thanks in advance for any information.
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May 8th, 2003, 04:55 AM
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There's no museum pass for London, since virtually all of the museums are free.

There is a pass called the London Pass that covers most of the popular paid-admission places, including the palaces, Tower of London, Aquarium, etc. But since so many places are free, the London Pass is not a good buy for most visitors. There have been plenty of Fodors threads about it that you can look up if you want more details.

The London Pass is available with or without a visitors travel card, but the travel card costs about the same as the travel cards you can get at any tube booth after you arrive.
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May 8th, 2003, 05:23 AM
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There is no museum pass in Rome.
The Paris museum pass is readily available--metro stations, the sites themselves, etc. No, the Eiffel Tower is not included, but the Arc de Triomphe, Louvre, Museu d'Orsay, Ste. Chapelle and many others are. The price is 15 euro for one day, 30 euro for three consecutive days and 45 euro for five consecutive days.
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May 8th, 2003, 06:24 AM
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If these answers don't help you, HelenJ, you might want to consult the source (guidebook, web info, etc?) where you heard about the passes in the first place.
 
May 8th, 2003, 06:32 AM
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If the "we" in "We leave this coming Monday" includes children, be aware that most of the museums, including Versailles, covered in the Paris Museum Pass are free to people under 18.
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May 8th, 2003, 08:07 PM
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Thanks for the replies - I have also done a further search - now I have a clearer picture in my mind as to when to puchase a pass and when it is maybe not so essential to have one.

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