Is Paris really an expensive city for tourists? To determine it, we led a survey and analyzed the prices of 100 touristic visits, including museums, amusement parks, castles, monuments… There is so much to visit in Paris, which is why I am offering you a summary table of touristic visits to do.
The average price for a touristic visit in Paris and in Ile de France is €12.06 at full price. At a reduced price, the average price for a visit is €5.47. Some activities cost more than €100 while some are free.
Comparative table of the price of touristic visits in Paris
Who can benefit from reduced prices?
Most often, people who can benefit from the reduced prices are those under 26, under 18 and students, it always depends on the activities and the sales conditions.
As you can see there is a difference of €6.08 between the full price and the reduced one which is quite significant, it will allow you to save money if you are eligible.
How much does it cost on average to enter the 15 most visited cultural sites in Paris?
You will have to pay an average of €14.32 at full price if you want to visit and enjoy one of the 15 most visited cultural sites in Paris (including the Basilique du Sacré Coeur, the Louvre museum, the Eiffel Tower, the muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, the Orsay museum, the Pompidou center, the cité des Sciences, the chapelle de la médaille miraculeuse, the galeries nationales du Grand Palais, the Arc de Triomphe, the Tour Montparnasse, the National hotel des Invalides, the Quai Branly museum, the Sainte Chapelle and the Petit Palais).
How much does it cost to enter a museum in Paris on average?
The average price of a museum visit in Paris at full price is €13.26 and €4.89 if you are eligible for the reduced price. The musée Grévin is the most expensive one with entries at € 26. And conversely, 6 Parisian museums are free.
The free museums are: the musée du Parfum, the musée de la Vie Romantique, the musée Carnavalet, the musée de la Légion d’Honneur and the musée de la Libération.
In Paris, there is a large number of free visits
Besides the museums, there are many other free visits in the capital.
To discover more ideas for free visits, I suggest you read our article on the 11 free activities to do in Paris.
To book tickets or not?
When you visit a museum there are often people queuing up wanting to buy tickets as well, you can get skip-the-line tickets if you want to avoid that.
Most of the links in the table will give you access to skip-the-line tickets.
Can we save by buying a Pass?
There is the Museum Paris Pass to save on tour prices (and avoid queues).
There are 3 different passes, depending on the number of days, you can visit more than 60 museums and monuments.
The Paris Museum Pass 2 days at 52 €, i.e. 26 € / day
The Paris Museum Pass 4 days at 66 €, i.e. 16.5 € / day
The Paris Museum Pass 6 days at 78 €, i.e. 13 € / day
Basically if you decide to do 5 or more paid visits in 2 days (or at least 6 visits in 4 days or at least 8 visits in 6 days) then it becomes profitable.
Book the Pass Museum Paris
Even more advantages than the Paris Museum Pass? The Paris PassLib’. There are 4 options and it allows you to access a certain number of activities per pass :
- PassLib’ Mini : 3 activities, €35
- PassLib’ City : 5 activities, €69
- PassLib’ Explore : 6 activities (among 38), €119
- PassLib’ Prestige : 6 activities (among 57), €189
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