Adults 9.50 euros valid all day (6 euros after 6pm on Wed and Fri); 14 euros with exhibitions in the Hall Napoléon. All under 18s and European Union nationals under 26 get in free (bring ID); free for everyone the first Sun of the month – so not necessarily the best time to come, as it can be very crowded.
There are often long queues to get into the pyramid, if you've bought tickets in advance (try Fnac, department stores and Virgin megastore), you can enter from the Carrousel shopping centre, the Porte aux Lions or the Passage Richelieu.
Tickets are valid all day - make a break to have a sandwich or snack in the Tuileries.
Be sure to pick up a gallery plan at the information desk under the pyramid.
Don't let the sheer size put you off, getting slightly lost is all part of the experience – and a way to make discoveries – and the pyramid exit is always well sign-posted.
- Culture vultures
- Families with teenagers
- First-time travellers
- Mature travellers
- Seasoned travellers