'Only Paris is worthy of Rome; only Rome is worthy of Paris.'
With these words, the exclusive twinning that has united the two European capitals for over sixty years was sealed in 1956.
A bond renewed and strengthened in 2022 by the mayors of the two most iconic cities in the world to relaunch a shared cultural, social, and environmental journey.
Thanks to these reciprocity agreements, the citizens of the Ville Lumière can enter for free the numerous sites of the Rome Museum System: Capitoline Museums, Centrale Montemartini, Trajan's Markets - Museum of the Imperial Fora, Ara Pacis Museum, Museum of Rome, Napoleonic Museum, Museum of Roma in Trastevere, Pietro Canonica Museum at Villa Borghese, Villa Torlonia Museums (Casina delle Civette, Casino Nobile, Serra Moresca), Museum of the Walls, Carlo Bilotti Museum – Orangery of Villa Borghese, Giovanni Barracco Museum of Ancient Sculpture, Civic Museum of Zoology, Museum of the Roman Republic and Garibaldi Memorial, Gallery of Modern Art, Casal de' Pazzi Museum, Villa di Massenzio, Alberto Moravia House Museum.
Free admission, upon the issue of a specific ticket, is not provided in the exhibition spaces of the Ara Pacis Museum, the Museum of Rome I floor, and Villa Caffarelli at the Capitoline Museums, at the immersive visit Circo Maximo Experience, and in the Rome Planetarium.
Likewise, the agreement allows citizens residing in the Eternal City to visit the museums of the Paris municipality for free.