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museum pass

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museum pass

Is it best to buy the museum pass at CDG? Do they take american credit cards?

I heard it is best to not buy at the museums as you might have to wait on long lines. I am staying in the 8th district so not sure where else I would be able to buy it.

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1. Re: museum pass

Tried to buy mine at CDG but they were out of the one w/ the number of days I wanted so that might happen again. Buy at one of the smaller museums-Cluny ,Rodin

Go to Museum Pass website -it lists points of sale

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2. Re: museum pass

You can easily buy the museum pass at one of the less popular museums as they do not have long queues. The only ones with really long queues are Musee du Louvre, Musee d'Orsay, and Orangerie.

For small purchases such as this, it is usually not cost-effective to use a credit card as there can be an overseas transaction fee applied to each transaction: check your card's conditions.

France is much less card-oriented than USA: you will find many places that are unwilling to take a card for small transactions; and most small hotels and restaurants do not take cards at all.

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3. Re: museum pass

Capital One does NOT charge a foreign transaction fee. The rest do. Most charge 3%, which is an outrage.

If you can, you are always better off using your credit card, as you get the best exchange rate, and you dont have to pay the ATM fee. Of course, that assumes you arent paying the transaction fee.

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