Pass éducation : Gratuité des musées et monuments nationaux pour les enseignants
Although it’s not highly advertised, as employees of l’Éducation Nationale, assistants and lecteurs actually have the right to a Pass Éducation.
What is a Pass Education?
It is an ID card given to all employees of Education National who ask for it, and it gives you free access into all of France’s permanent collections in France’s national museums (this includes Versailles, Mont Saint Michel, Le Centre Pompidou, and many, many others!) as well as national monuments. ( FYI- If you are also an assistant or lecteur under 25, your visa equally gives you EU residency, which also grants you free access into many museums listed above, as you are considered jeune, but this is a great option for all assistants or lecteurs, especially those who are over the age of 26!)
«Lancé en avril 2009, le pass éducation permet à tous les enseignants en activité dans les écoles et les établissements du second degré publics et privés sous contrat (école, collège, lycée) d’accéder gratuitement aux collections permanentes des musées et monuments nationaux.»
How Do I Get a Pass Éducation?
You need to ask the secretary of your school to provide you with one. Sometimes, they’ll have them on hand. Other times they’ll need to order one for you. The only other thing you will need to provide for them is a passport photo to put on your ID.
How much Does a Pass Éducation cost?
It absolutely free and doesn’t cost you anything! One important thing to note is that the Pass Éducation is only good for a school year. It is not really advertised, but do not hesitate to ask for one! It will save you a ton of money on tourism-related activities and is really a no-brainier.