It's free and... in Paris it's rare. Let's take advantage of it !
In Paris and Ile-de-France, the free museums are more numerous than one would think. Sometimes, free admission applies to youth only (children, teenagers, students and young adults up to 26 years old). In other cases, some museums are free of charge one day of the week or month (like the first Sunday of every month). A number of Parisian museums offer free access to their permanent collection to all. Finally, some museums are simply free, always and for everyone.
Be aware that on free days, there may be a few more people than usual. If your goal is to visit a museum with few people, choose the days of night in the museums.
FREE MUSEUMS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE
For the -18 years old and -26 years old EU nationals.
The list is long, but here are a few examples of some of the biggest museums in Paris where young people will not pay for their entrance ticket.
FREE ACCESS TO PERMANENT COLLECTIONS IN PARISIAN MUSEUMS
You will find below the list (not exhaustive) of the main Parisian museums including permanent collections are free of charge for everyone and all year round.
FREE ADMISSION TO MUSEUMS ON THE 1ST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH
WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE LOUVRE MUSEUM