Versailles [How To See it For Free and Other Free Admission Tips]

Posted on: March 16, 2017


Bonjour! We snuck away for a little weekend in Paris and I thought I would share some money saving tips! Who doesn’t love to save money while traveling? So here are our #jamesgangtravels tips for museum hoping in Paris!




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  • Before you book your trip, look at the dates you will be in Paris and jump online to see what days are free! The first Sunday of the Month November-March Versailles is FREE! The line to get in will be a little long so get there first thing in the morning! . It’s also FREE if you are under-18s, European Union residents under 26, schoolchildren, teachers in a French establishment with a Pass Education, disabled people and the person accompanying them, job seekers in France and recipients of minimum social benefits upon presentation of proof dated no more than 6 months previously, Ecole d’Art students.
  • These museums are also FREE on that first Sunday of the month!
    • The Louvre (There will be big line to get in since the admission is free so be prepared!)
    • Musee d’Orsay
    • Others listed here
  • Paris Museum Pass is a good option if you can’t make it to Paris the first Sunday of the month. You can purchase a 2, 4, or 6, consecutive days. The pass grants you special access to the following sites and museums listed here .  We didn’t know that Versailles and others were free that Sunday so we bought the pass. We used it at The Louvre, Notre Dame (free but it costs extra to climb to the towers and the pass covers that), Arc De Triomphe, Sainte-Chapelle, and we could’ve used it at Versailles had it not been a free day! It def saves you money in the long run!
  • The metro can get a little pricey too! Purchase a mulit day metro pass called the Paris Visite for the length of your stay. All of the landmarks you want to see will be in zone 1-3 and it only costs $12.93 per day!

I’ll be sharing a few more Paris tips in the next post so stay tuned! Great places to stay, eat, and Disneyland Paris!




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