Paris museum pass discounts

May 27th, 2006, 05:03 PM
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Paris museum pass discounts

Does anyone know if there is any discount on the Paris Museum and Monuments pass to holders of the international student identity card?
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May 27th, 2006, 08:45 PM
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You can get a Paris Musee' card but I dont' know of any for the ISC. You can save quite a bit using it plus you don't have to wait in all the lines.
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May 28th, 2006, 06:54 AM
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I don't know what the ISC is, but most museums are free for anyone up to age 18.
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May 28th, 2006, 08:08 AM
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no, it's a tourist pass. It doesn't have anything to do with being a student, most tourist passes do not give any discounts for those things.
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May 28th, 2006, 10:21 AM
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I don't know if this helps, but the official website of the musee d'orsay says that admission is free to "sutdents of artistic curricula", whatever that means.
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May 28th, 2006, 11:35 AM
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As Christina said, it's a tourist pass - keep in mind that it's nonrefundable even in the event of a strike, etc. And you have to use it on consecutive days.

The official website lists all the museums and monuments it covers and who gets free entry at each. (Go to, click English version, then "Museum & monuments listing", then on an individual place to see hours, free entry details, etc. Also check out the "Please note" link for other rates info.)
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May 28th, 2006, 05:14 PM
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A museum pass is not economical unless you plan to spend most of your trip visiting museums listed on the pass.

If you are under 18, admission is already free to a great many museums (including the Louvre, the Orsay, etc.).
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May 29th, 2006, 03:05 AM
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Thank you for your advice AnthonyGA, Greens comment about strikes really brings home just how little value the pass is if you dont intend to hit a number of museums covered by the pass in one day - and heaven help you if you buy a 2 day pass and one is a strike day. Hardly worth it really.
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May 29th, 2006, 05:12 AM
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You can buy a Paris Musee card at the first museum you plan to visit. There will also be info about what days each museum is open (some are closed on Tues or Wed, etc. so you would want to adjust your day's schedule accordingly) If you pay attention to news, you should know of any impending strikes...

It is almost worth the price not to have to stand in the line to get in to the Musee D'Orsay or the Louvre (there are special entrances for pass holders) ESPECIALLY if you are expecting to go on a weekend.
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May 29th, 2006, 05:40 AM
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Re the strike issue. That happened to my traveling companion while we were in Paris in March. He wanted to go to the Musee d'Orsay on the 4th day of his pass. That was the day of a general strike so the Orsay was closed. I told him to go the next day and see if they would honor the pass. No problem - he went to the pass entrance and told them he had tried to go to the museum the day before and they waved him in.

Now, this isn't a quarantee that all sites would honor it, but it seems they might . . . . . . .
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