Paris has more than a thousand art spaces, and visiting even a fraction of them can add up quickly – unless you take advantage of free or discounted admission, or stick to museums owned by the city of Paris, which are always gratuit.
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Many museums offer free admission to members of the press, teachers, artists, job seekers and European citizens under the age of 26. If you don’t fall into one of these categories, there’s always the first Sunday of the month, the favorite day of cash-strapped art lovers.
Though not all museums in Paris participate anymore (boo Louvre), those that offer free admission every first Sunday of the month still make up a decent list. Of course, you pay with your time. So book your ticket in advance or be prepared for long waits.
List of free museums and monuments on the first Sunday of the month in Paris
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Château de Versailles (from November to March)
Tip: book a Passport ticket which gives you access to the palace, gardens and the Trianon.
Conciergerie (from November to March)
Musée Picasso (no reservation possible for the first Sunday of the month)
Musée Rodin (from October to March)
Pantheon (from November to March)
Sainte Chapelle (from November to March)
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