In a previous post I talked about student discounts available in London. Now let’s get talking about Paris, one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. When I visited Paris I noticed that they do things a little differently, in the sense that they don’t actually have student discounts. Instead they have discounts based on age. If you are 25 years or younger, get ready to save money!
Free Entry for EU Citizens Under 26 Years of Age
Citizens of the European Union aged 18-25 (inclusive) get free entry to some of the museums and attractions in Paris such as Versailles, the Towers of Notre Dame and the Louvre. Information about this is listed on each attraction’s website. Also remember to have your passport ready to show proof of citizenship.
At Versailles, you do not need to buy a “free” ticket. It is enough to show your passport at the entrance of the palace to gain entry. On the other hand, at places like Notre Dame and the Louvre you will need to stand in line at the ticket counter with everyone else to show your passport and gain a “free” ticket to the museum.
Youths (under 18, under 25)
Many attractions in Paris are free for children under the age of 18. Additionally, 18-25 year-olds (even non-EU citizens) are able to get discounted admission to attractions upon presenting a document to show proof of age.
The Paris Pass/Paris Museum Pass
These passes provide you with free entry to over 60 museums, monuments and galleries, along with a number of other perks. In my opinion, the most important perk offered by these passes is skipping the line at the attractions. Paris is full of tourists and every major attraction has a long line up, so it is not uncommon to wait over an hour to get in. With these passes you will be spending less time standing in line, leaving you with more time to explore the city. Which, when you think about it, is probably the reason you are there in the first place!