Hi everyone, this is not a question more of a heads up. We bought tickets in advance from ticketnet.fr, a ticket company endorsed on the Louvre website amongst others.
The tickets were booked on June 8th with the plan being to go to Le Louvre on July 8th, and the Musee D'Orsay on July 9th.
We received a confirmation with a code, and I printed off what I thought was a list of suitable withdrawal shops. When I got to Paris I realized that I had only had a part of the list open on my iPad, so I re-checked on my laptop and discovered that there is only one place listed to collect tickets. This is the Palais des Sports, about 5km west of the city.
We checked with other stores that were listed as ticket issuing venues in other areas and were met with blank looks. Printemps, Carrefour and FNAC that are issuing points for other ticket agencies say they know nothing of this company, the people at Le Louvre were equally bemused.
Now, fair enough, had I found my way through the rather dense website and discovered only one collection venue I would have changed my mind about using them. Additionally, they also charge 1.70 Euro for a .pdf ticket. However, no .pdf appeared on any email from them.
Incidentally, their email address no longer works and I can find no other contact on the website.
Honestly, I am no beginner when it comes to booking travel, but I can only conclude that this is a scam or a ghost website over the top of a genuine one.
Owing to time restrictions we are kissing goodbye our 47 euro and just arriving early at the Musee D'Orsay tomorrow.
If anyone can tell me where I went wrong then I am very happy to listen, but in the meantime I would advise against using the company.