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of over 60 museums and monuments in and around Paris. Use itwhenever and however often you like!

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Before your first visit, preferably in the morning to take full advantage of the first day, jot down your surname, first name and the day's date on the back of your pass (no deletions or alterations): your pass willthen be activated for , 4 or 6 consecutive days.

www. mon um e nts- n ation a ux.fr Place Jean-Paul ll, Paris 4.. Tel 01 53 10 07 00. M" Cite, Saint-Michel.

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Fermees le 1.01, le 1.05 elle ZSjZ.

Attention pour des raisons de securite, pas d'acces coupe-file ni prioritaire avec le pass.

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Groupes non autorises le premier dimanche de chaque mois et le 14 juillet.

ticket or when the number of visitors is limited for security reasons

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introduced in certain establishments, will neither prolong the duration of the pass, nor entitle the holder to a refund of one or more days

Art occidental, du Moyen Age a 1g4g (peintures, sculptures, objets d'art et arls graphiques) et des c ivilisations a ntiq ues ( a ntiq u ites orienta les, 6gyptiennes, grecques, 6trusques et romaines); afts de l'lslam, arts d'Afrique, d'Asie, d'0cearrie et des Ameriques.

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Symbole de l'epop6e napoleonienne, l'Arc de Triomphe offre un panorama exceptionnel

sur les Champs-Elysees et sur Paris. Nouvelle museographie relatant l'histoire du monument a partir de 2008.

Les fouilles archeologiques ont permis de degager des vestiges datant de l'ep0que gallo-romaine au XIX' s.


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