Definitive guide

Paris Passlib’

The Paris Passlib’ is a completely customisable tourist card. You get to choose which attractions and activities you want to include in your city pass.

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The Paris Passlib’ is a customisable, year-long digital tourist card. There are four different kinds of Passlib’ passes. Depending on the one you choose, you are given a bigger or smaller selection of activities and attractions to pick from.

After deciding which pass best fits your needs, you can reserve entries for the monuments or activities you like for free. You’ll receive the tickets in your email, and with those, you can go directly to the venues, no need to stand in line.

Paris Passlib’ card
Even though the Paris Passlib’ is completely digital, you can still buy it in person at a Paris tourist office.

All four kinds of Paris Passlib’ are valid for one year from the first time you use your pass to book any attraction or activity. The four options are Mini (3 activities), City (5 activities), Explore (6 activities), and Prestige (6 activities, including Disneyland Paris).

Our recommendations

The Mini option has a great price but it is missing some important attractions. The Explore and Prestige passes cover a lot of activities but you might find some of them a bit superfluous, especially if you’re not spending a lot of time in Paris.

In our opinion, the Paris Passlib’ City is perfect. It includes all the sights, museums, and activities you are most likely to be interested in.

In any case, you’ll find a complete list of all attractions and activities included in the four different types of Paris Passlib’ down below.

Paris Passlib’ Mini

Paris Passlib’ Mini Card
The Paris Passlib’ Mini is ideal for a day trip.

The Paris Passlib’ Mini gives you a selection of 23 activities and attractions to choose from. You can pick 3 in total. Here is the complete list of everything included.

Paris Passlib’ City

Paris Passlib’ City Card
To us, the Paris Passlib’ City is the most recommendable option, perfect for a weekend in Paris.

The Paris Passlib’ City gives you a selection of 49 activities and attractions to choose from. You can pick 5 in total. Out of the five, you must pick 3 from the list of activities that are already included with the Paris Passlib’ Mini. They are the following.

The remaining 2 activities need to be chosen from the following list.

Paris Passlib’ Explore

Paris Passlib’ Explore Card
With the Paris Passlib’ Explore you can also include a hop-on hop-off bus tour or a river cruise.

The Paris Passlib’ Explore offers you a selection of 54 activities, from which you can pick a total of 6. Out of them, 2 must be from the list of activities that are included with the Paris Passlib’ Mini. They are the following.

Another 3 activities or attractions must be picked from the list included with the Paris Passlib’ City. They are as follows.

The remaining activity has to be chosen from the following list.

  • Parc Zoologique de Paris
  • Open-top bus hop-on hop-off ticket (1 day) with Tootbus
  • Open-top bus hop-on hop-off ticket (1 day) with Big Bus
  • Paris by Night open-top bus tour with Big Bus
  • Gourmet Box River Cruise with Les Vedettes de Paris
  • Cruise and champagne with Bateaux-Mouches
  • Guided bike tour
  • ‘Oh my God she’s Parisian!’ Show

Paris Passlib’ Prestige

Paris Passlib’ Prestige Card
Even though the Passlib’ Prestige has the same number of activities as the Explore card, there is a wider choice, including the Disneyland Paris parks.

The Paris Passlib’ Prestige has the biggest selection of activities and attractions (79) to choose from. You’ll be able to pick 6 in total. Out of these, 2 must be from the list included with the Paris Passlib’ Mini. They are as follows.

You have to choose another 2 activities from the list that comes with the Paris Passlib’ City. They are the following.

Another attraction has to be from the list included with the Paris Passlib’ Explore. Here are the activities you can choose from.

  • Parc Zoologique de Paris
  • Open-top bus hop-on hop-off ticket (1 day) with Tootbus
  • Open-top bus hop-on hop-off ticket (1 day) with Big Bus
  • Paris by Night open-top bus tour with Big Bus
  • Gourmet Box River Cruise with Les Vedettes de Paris
  • Cruise and champagne with Bateaux-Mouches
  • Guided bike tour
  • ‘Oh my God she’s Parisian!’ Show

The final activity or attraction is to be picked from the following.

  • Disneyland Park (1-day ticket)
  • Walt Disney Studios Park (1-day ticket)
  • Guided e-bike tour (half a day)
  • Cabaret show at Le Crazy Horse - ‘Totally Crazy!’
  • Food tour in Saint-Germain-des-Prés
  • Food Tour in Belleville
  • Lunch cruise Bateaux Parisiens (service Étoile)
  • River Cruise plus lunch or dinner at the Bistro Parisien
  • Gastronomic lunch on the Bustronome
  • Workshop on the French art de vivre
  • Cheese & wine tasting in a private home
  • Macaron-making workshop
  • Guided tour of the Caves du Louvre and premium wine tasting
  • Chocolate-making workshop
  • Parisian shopping experience in Galeries Lafayette
  • Escape game in virtual reality with VirtualTime
  • Immersive Escape game Le Bureau des Légendes
  • Hop-on hop-off (2 days) bus tour ticket and Paris by night with Tootbus
  • Hop-on hop-off (2 days) bus tour ticket with Big Bus
  • Chauffeur-driven VIP tour of Paris
  • Running tour of Paris
  • 2CV tour ‘Paris Highlights’ (45 mins or 1 h 30 mins)
  • 2CV tour ‘Paris By Night’ (45 mins)
  • 2CV tour ‘Secret Paris’ (1 h 30 mins)
  • 2CV tour ‘Paris By Night’ (1 h)

Prices

The various kinds of Paris Passlib’ come at different prices, depending on the number and type of activities and entries included. The more expensive the card, the more expensive the individual experiences you can select and have access to.

Type
Activities
Price
Type Paris Passlib’ Mini Paris Passlib’ City Paris Passlib’ Explore Paris Passlib’ Prestige
Activities 3 (from a selection of 23) 5 (from a selection of 46) 6 (from a selection of 54) 6 (from a selection of 79)
Price € 35.00 € 69.00 € 119.00 € 189.00

Where to get it

You can either get the Paris Passlib’ in person or online, the cost is the same and the Passlib’ is fully digital, so it makes no difference how you get it.

Our recommendations

Since the Paris Passlib’ is fully digital, we strongly recommend you get it online to avoid wasting time queueing at an office.

You can buy your Paris Passlib’ City pass online here . Alternatively, you can get it at a Tourist Information Office. There are two available.

  • City hall (Hôtel de Ville)Address: Rue de Rivoli 29Opening times: Tue-Sat, 12:30 pm - 5:30 pm; Sun, 12:30 pm - 3:45 pm
  • Gare du Nord station, next to platforms 7 to 9Address: Rue de Dunkerque 18Opening times: Mon-Sat, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Paris Tourist office also has a website where you can get the Paris Passlib’.

How to use it and activate it

Once you have completed your Paris Passlib’ purchase, you’ll get a confirmation email with all your Passlib’ information.

You’ll have to download the Paris Passlib’ app on your phone and either insert the pass number or scan the QR code. You’ll have received both in your confirmation email.

At this point, you’ll be asked to select the attractions and activities you want. If the venues or experiences require the reservation of a time slot, there will be instructions you can follow to book a date and time.

You will receive all your reserved tickets in your email. You can go to your booked activities and attractions and skip all queues. Just show your ticket at the entrance and you’ll be good to go.

Things to keep in mind

  • Unless specified, the Paris Passlib grants free access to the permanent collections in the museums of your choice. The temporary exhibitions are usually not included.
  • If you are under 26 with EU residency, you automatically have free access to national museums and permanent collections in Paris, therefore you should make sure not to choose those in your Paris Passlib customisation. There are plenty of other activities that aren’t normally free for people under 26, just make sure you check before you book.
  • If you are under 18 (of any nationality), you automatically have free access to national museums and permanent collections in Paris. When you choose your activities and attractions from the Paris Passlib list, make sure none of those is a national museum or monument.

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