Reduced rates and free entry: affordable days out
Young people should not miss out on culture: admission to the Musées et Monuments nationaux (national museums and monuments) is free for under 18s. There is so much to choose from in Paris … the Louvre, the Musée du Moyen Âge, Château de Fontainebleau, Musée d’Orsay, etc. There is a huge choice!
Remember, European citizens aged under 26 are also entitled to free admission.
Plenty of cultural venues in Paris and the Ile-de-France region offer free admission for the entire family on the first Sunday of each month, including the Musée Cluny, the Centre Pompidou, the Musée Picasso and the Musée Rodin, which reopened recently after renovation. More info on this website: www.monuments-nationaux.fr.
Some places offer preferential rates – for example, Paris Story has a ‘Family Pack’ – or reduced rates for large families, as at amusement parks like Parc Astérix and Mer de Sable.
The Louis Vuitton Foundation has a ‘family price’ for 1 or 2 adults accompanying up to 4 children, and free entry for children under 3 years old
More info on free admission in museums and monuments in Paris
Passes: a money-saving solution for family days out
Many families purchase a pass: a practical way to get the most out of a Paris stay. Some passes cover both sightseeing and transport, making it easier and more economical to organize a family day out. They can be booked online and offer fast-track entry at popular attractions, leaving you free to sightsee at your leisure without having to queue.
Paris Visite pass: the economical way to get around town
With the flat-rate Paris Visite travel card, getting around town is a breeze. It offers unlimited travel on the bus, the metro, the tramway, RER suburban trains and SNCF Transilien regional trains for 1 to 5 consecutive days. The price depends on the duration you choose. The 1-day pass costs €11.15 for an adult and €5.55 for a child. The 5-day pass costs €35.70 for an adult and €17.85 for a child.
The Paris Visite pass also gets you reduced-price entry into a number of cultural attractions such as the Musée Grévin, the Espace Dali, the Cité des Sciences et de l‘Industrie and the Arc de Triomphe.
More infos on Paris Visite
A combined ticket and transport pass for Disneyland® Resort Paris
The Disneyland® Paris Express shuttle gets you straight to the amusement park from the centre of Paris. The ticket price includes entrance to the Disney® parks, and you can hop aboard at the most convenient of four Paris locations: Madeleine, Gare du Nord, Opéra and Place du Châtelet.
The Paris Convention and Visitors Bureau also sells a combined ticket and transport pass for Disneyland® Resort Paris leaving from the capital for a fun day out!