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Catacombs Paris: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour & Special Access

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About This Activity

  • Cancellation policy: This activity is non-refundable
  • Covid-19 precautions: Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
  • Duration 1.5 hours: Check availability to see starting times.
  • Skip the ticket line
  • Live tour guide: English

Highlights

  • Descend 20 meters below the streets to explore the Paris Catacombs
  • Skip the lines and get special access to forbidden areas
  • Learn why the remains of over 6 million people were transported underground in the 18th century
  • Immerse yourself in the history of legendary struggles and triumphs
paris catacombs - Paris Tickets
paris catacombs - Paris Tickets
paris catacombs tickets and tours - Paris Tickets
paris catacombs - Paris Tickets
paris catacombs tickets and tours - Paris Tickets

FULL DESCRIPTION

Get fast track entry to the underground cemetery of the Paris Catacombs, composed of miles of underground tunnels lined with the skulls and bones of some 6 million Parisians. Join a local guide and explore the catacombs in a small group of no more than 19 people. Each room reveals ever more ornate and macabre bone decorations. Hear the unbelievable story of how the catacombs were built, and the massive project that was undertaken to move bones from around the city to this point.

Your special access status means the guards will also open gates just for your group, letting you into are... Read more

Get fast track entry to the underground cemetery of the Paris Catacombs, composed of miles of underground tunnels lined with the skulls and bones of some 6 million Parisians. Join a local guide and explore the catacombs in a small group of no more than 19 people. Each room reveals ever more ornate and macabre bone decorations. Hear the unbelievable story of how the catacombs were built, and the massive project that was undertaken to move bones from around the city to this point.

Your special access status means the guards will also open gates just for your group, letting you into areas such as a secret chapel decorated with skulls and femurs. The Paris Catacombs contain bones representing some 2,000 years of history, and their construction was a unique civil engineering project that helped give rise to the modern-day city. Please note: This tour has a decreased group size of six people and a modified price on select days to allow for a more intimate experience.

Included

  • Skip-the-line entry ticket to the Paris Catacombs
  • VIP access to areas not available to the general public
  • English-speaking guide

Know Before You Go

  • This tour includes an approximately 1-mile walk, with about 130 steps down and 85 steps back up to street level. It is not recommended for people who have mobility issues or suffer from anxiety in closed spaces
  •  Please note that the temperature in the catacombs is around 14 degrees Celsius
  • If the selected time is not available you will be offered options to reschedule. If you are unable to accept a reschedule option you will be offered a full refund.
  • Smoking, pets, luggage or large bags are not allowed
  • Not suitable for: People with mobility impairments, wheelchair users and people with respiratory issues

Availability

Frequently Asked Questions

Am I allowed to take my bag inside? To ensure safety and preservation of the ossuary, suitcases and large bags are not allowed in the Catacombs. Only bags measuring less than 40×30 cm are allowed.

Is there a lot of stairs? Not a lot, but there are 131 steps to go down and 112 steps to climb up.

Can everyone enter the Catacombs? The site is not recommended for the motor disabled, pregnant women, individuals suffering from claustrophobia or cardiac or respiratory insufficiency, sensitive individuals who may be disturbed by the site. The atmosphere may be anxiogenic for individuals with mental disabilities.

FEATURED REVIEW(S)

4.1/5 stars – based on 5945 reviews


It was a cold and rainy evening and could have been a miserable trip. But Azar and Bryan both offered us their coats. We thought that was amazing since it would have left them both shivering in the cold and damp wind. We would take the trip again. Only missed someone telling us what we were seeing as we passed by. Notre Dame for instance. 😲. It would have been wonderful for a guide of some type to tell us what it was. But yet again Bryan saved the day! He also explained when we went under the iron bridge it is called the “NEW Bridge” which was constructed in 1756. Oh my goodness. And that is the NEW bridge.
Scott – United States


The Seine cruise at night was very beautiful. It was also great that due to the stormy weather we were able to spontaneously take a ship later, which then sailed with a closed deck.
Frida – Germany


I really enjoyed the cruise . I should have downloaded the audio guide beforehand, I did download it while on board but had no earphones, totally my fault.
Maria – Ireland

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