The PARIS MUSEUM PASS was created in 1988 on the initiative of the main public museums and monuments of Paris and its region.
For the first time, official cultural organizations gathered around this important project in order to promote the monuments and national art collections of the Ile-de-France region to French and International visitors.
Their objective was a double one: to simplify access to the most popular sites and to induce visitors to discover less known sites.
This they achieved by gathering a diverse listing of museums and monuments. Thus was created this pass that offers direct and prepaid access to unlimited sites during a limited amount of time.
The PARIS MUSEUM PASS became immediately successful and has continued its sales growth each year. More than seven million passes have been sold since its creation.
The PARIS MUSEUM PASS is managed by the intermusées association, which was created for this sole aim in 1986.
There are presently 31 members in the interMusées association: the Air and Space Museum, the City of Architecture and Patrimony, the Army Museum, the decorative Arts Museum, the Arts and Trades Museum, the Public Assistance Museum (Hôpitaux de Paris), the Quai Branly Museum, the Centre for National Monuments, the Centre for Sciences and Industry, the Royal Abbey of Chaalis, the domaine de Chantilly, The Cinémathèque Française (French Cinema Centre), the Sewer Museum, the Museum of Asian arts (Guimet), the Gustave Moreau Museum, the Institut du Monde Arabe (Arab World Institute), the Jewish art and history museum, the Louvre Museum, the Marine Museum, the Maurice Denis Museum, the Coin Museum, the Centre for Music (Cité de la Musique), the Orsay Museum, the Pompidou Centre, the Postal Museum, the Union of National Museums, the Rodin Museum, the Castle of Versailles, the Paris Town Hall (Ville de Paris), the Castle of Fontainebleau and the Ceramics Museum (Sèvres).
This group represents more than 60 different sites and gathers one of the richest cultural heritages of the world.