Paris - Ile De France

Paris museums - Free admission

This page was updated on: Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at: 5:02 pm

Paris museums by alphabetical order

Paris museums and monuments illustrate centuries of architectural and cultural heritage that turns Paris into the No1 tourist destination in the world.

The list seems endless and choosing which to visit can be quite tricky.

Admission fees vary slightly from a site to another, and I would advise you to book your tickets online before hand, especially during peak season.

That said, you can enjoy free admission in many Paris museums and monuments.

We’ve compiled a list for you, simply check which conditions apply to you.

  • Arc de Triomphe
    Free admission for:- Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month from November 1st to March 31st
    8th district - Place Charles de Gaulle - Metro Charles de Gaulle –Etoile
  • Arènes de Lutèce
    Free admission
    5th district - 47 Rue Monge - Metro Cardinal Lemoine
  • Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month all year long
    5th District - Hôtel de Miramion - 47 Quai de la Tournelle - Metro Maubert-Mutualité
  • Atelier Brancusi  - Musée National d’Art Moderne – Centre Pompidou
    Free admission
    4th district - Place Georges Pompidou - Rue Saint-Martin – Metro Rambuteau
  • Basilique Royale Saint-Denis
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month from November 1st to March 31st
    Metro Basilique de Saint-Denis
  • Chapelle Expiatoire
    Free admission for Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    8th district - Square Louis XVI - 29 Rue Pasquier - Metro Saint-Augustin
  • Château de Fontainebleau
    Free admission for Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    SNCF station Fontainebleau
  • Chateau de Versailles
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month from November 1st to March 31st
    RER station Versailles
  • Château de Vincennes
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month from November 1st to March 31st
    Metro Château de Vincennes
  • Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month all year long
    16th district - 1 Place du Trocadéro - Metro Trocadéro
  • Cité Nationale de l’Histoire de l’Immigration
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month all year long
    12th district - 293 Avenue Daumesnil - Metro Porte Dorée12 - Cluny - Musée National du Moyen-Age
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month all year long
    5th district - 6 Place Paul Painlevé - Metro Cluny-La Sorbonne
  • Conciergerie
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on1st Sunday of the month from November 1st to March 31st
    1st district - 2 Boulevard du Palais - Metro Cité
  • Institut du Monde Arabe
    Free admission for Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    5th district - 1 Rue des Fossés Saint-Bernard - Metro Jussieu
  • Jardin des Plantes – Grande Galerie de l’Evolution
    Free admission for Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    5th district - 36 Rue geoffroy Saint-Hilaire - Metro Jussieu
  • Le Plateau - Centre d’Art Contemporain
    Free admission
    19th district - Place Hannah Arendt - Metro Buttes-Chaumont
  • Les Arts Décoratifs - Modes et Textiles - Publicité
    Free admission for Under 26 to permanent and temporary exhibitions all year long except for exhibitions in the Nef
    1st district - 107 Rue de Rivoli - Metro Tuileries
  • Les Arts Décoratifs – Nissim de Camondo
    Free admission for Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long except for exhibitions in the Nef Les Arts Décoratifs
    8th district - 63 Rue de Monceau - Metro Villiers
  • Louvre
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month from October 1st to March 31st
    1st district - Metro Louvre-Palais-Royal
  • Maison de Balzac
    Free admission to permanent exhibitions, everyday of the year all year long (partially free during temporary exhibitions)
    16th district - 47 Rue Raynouard - Metro Passy
  • Maison de Victor Hugo
    Free admission to permanent exhibitions, everyday of the year all year long
    4th district - Hôtel de Rohan-Guéménée - 6 Place des Vosges - Metro Bastille
  • Maison Européenne de la Photographie
    Free admission at night
    4th district - Hôtel Henault de Cantobre - 5-7 Rue de Fourcy - Metro Saint-Paul
  • Musée - Librairie du Compagnonnage
    Free admission
    6th district - 10 Rue Mabillon - Metro Mabillon
  • Musée Bourdelle
    Free admission to permanent exhibitions, everyday of the year all year long (partially free during temporary exhibitions)
    15th district - 16 Rue Antoine Bourdelle - Metro Montparnasse-Bienvenüe
  • Musée Carnavalet - Histoire de Paris
    Free admission to permanent exhibitions, everyday of the year all year long
    3rd district - 23 Rue de Sévigné - Metro St-Paul-Chemin Vert
  • Musée Cernuschi
    Free admission to permanent exhibitions, everyday of the year all year long
    8th district - 7 Avenue Velasquez - Metro Villiers
  • Musée Cognacq-Jay
    Free admission to permanent exhibitions, everyday of the year all year long (partially free during temporary exhibitions)
    3rd district - Hôtel Donon - 8 Rue Elzévir - Metro St-Paul
  • Musée Curie - Institut du Radium
    Free admission
    5th district - 11 Rue Pierre et Marie Curie - RER Luxembourg
  • Musée d’Archéologie de St-Germain-en-Laye
    Free admission for Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    Place Charles de Gaulle - RER Saint-Germain-en-Laye
  • Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme
    Free admission for Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    3rd district - 71 Rue du Temple - Metro Hôtel-de-Ville
  • Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris - Palais de Tokyo
    Free admission to permanent exhibitions everyday of the year, all year long
    16th district - 11 Avenue du president Wilson - Metro Iéna
  • Musée d’Ennery
    Free admission on Saturday with booking
    16th district - 59 Avenue Foch - Metro Porte Dauphine
  • Musée d’Orsay
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month all year long
    7th district - 1 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur - RER Musée d’Orsay
  • Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace
    Free admission to permanent exhibitions everyday of the year, all year long
    Le Bourget
  • Musée de l’Armée
    Free admission for Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    7th district - Esplanade des Invalides - Metro Invalides
  • Musée de l’Orangerie
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month all year long
    1st district - Jardin des Tuileries - Metro Concorde
  • Musée de la Bible et Terre Sainte
    Free admission
    6th district - Institut Catholique de Paris - Metro Rennes
  • Musée de la Chasse et Nature
    Free admission for all on 1st Sunday of the month all year long
    3rd district - Hôtel de Mongelas - 62 Rue des Archives - Metro Rambuteau
  • Musée de la Monnaie
    Free admission for Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    6th district - 11 Quai de Conti - Metro Pont-Neuf
  • Musée de la Musique - La Villette
    Free admission for Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    19th district - Parc de la Villette - 221 Avenue Jean-Jaurès - Metro Porte de Pantin
  • Musée de la Poste
    Free admission for Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    15th district - 34 Boulevard de Vaugirard - Metro Montparnasse-Bienvenüe
  • Musée de la Préfecture de Police
    Free admission
    5th district - Hôtel de Police du 5eme Arrondissement - 4 Rue de la Montagne Ste-Geneviève - Metro Maubert-Mutualité
  • Musée de la Vie Romantique
    Free admission to permanent exhibitions, everyday of the year all year long
    9th district - 16 Rue Chaptal - Metro Pigalle
  • Musée des Arts et Métiers
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All at night
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month all year long
    3rd district - 60 Rue Réaumur – Metro Arts et Métiers
  • Musée des Plans et Reliefs
    Free admission for Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    7th district - 129 Rue de Grenelle - Metro La Tour-Maubourg
  • Musée du Parfum - Fragonard
    Free admission
    9th district - 9 Rue Scribe - Metro Opéra
  • Musée du Quai Branly
    Free admission for all on 1st Sunday of the month all year long
    7th district - 37 Quai Branly Portail Debilly - RER Pont de l’Alma
  • Musée National d’Art Moderne - Centre Pompidou
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month all year long
    4th district - Place Georges Pompidou - Metro Rambuteau
  • Musée National de la Légion d’Honneur et des Ordres de la Chevalerie - Hôtel de Salm
    Free admission
    7th district - 2 Rue de la Légion d’Honneur - Metro Solférino
  • Musée National de la Marine
    Free admission for Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    16th district - Place du Trocadéro - Metro Trocadéro
  • Musée National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet
    Free admission for Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    16th district - 6 Place d’Iéna - Metro Iéna
  • Musée National Ernest Hébert
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month all year long
    6th district - Hôtel de Montmorency-Bours - 85 Rue du Cherche-Midi - Metro Vaneau
  • Musée National Eugène Delacroix
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month all year long
    6th district - 6 Rue de Furstemberg - Metro St-Germain-des-Prés
  • Musée National Gustave Moreau
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month all year long
    9th district - 14 Rue de la Rochefoucauld - Metro Trinité
  • Musée National Jean-Jacques Henner
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month all year long
    17th district - 43 Avenue de Villiers - Metro Malesherbes
  • Musée Rodin
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month all year long
    7th district - 79 Rue de Varenne - Metro Varenne
  • Musée Zadkine
    Free admission to permanent exhibitions except during temporary exhibitions
    6th district - 100bis Rue d’Assas - Metro Notre-Dame-des-Champs
  • Pantheon
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month from November 1st to March 31st
    5th district - Place du Panthéon - Metro Cardinal Lemoine - RER Luxembourg
  • Sainte Chapelle
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on 1st Sunday of the month from November 1st to March 31st
    1st district - 4 Boulevard du Palais - Metro Cité
  • Sèvres - Cité de la Céramique
    Free admission for:
    - Under 26 to permanent exhibitions all year long
    - All on the 1st Sunday of the month, all year long
    Place de la Manufacture - Metro Pont de Sèvres
  • Théâtre-Musée des Capucines - Fragonard
    Free admission
    2nd district - 39 Rue des Capucines - Metro Opéra
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