Catacombs guided tour with skip-the-line ticket and access to restricted areas

1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France, Paris, France
25 reviews
Click to select
Free Cancellation. Read More
Voucher type
What To Expect

Take this unique tour of the Paris Catacombs that are home to millions of past Parisians’ skulls and bones. Grab your chance to have skip-the-line access and save yourself time and energy to fully live this eerie yet fascinating experience.Paris is a romantic and popular city, but it has its hidden, mysterious and even macabre aspects that are not commonly known or seen by the typical tourist. The Paris Catacombs are part of the darker side of Paris. The inscription (in French) above its entrance sets the tone for your experience: “Halt, this is the realm of death.”Twenty meters below the surface and covering almost 300 kilometers, the Paris Catacombs are the final resting place of more than six million Parisians dating from the 18th century. These Catacombs are listed among Paris’s 14 museums, and you will see and appreciate, with the help of your guide, how the layers of skulls and bones lining the walls and arches are arranged in the Romantic style and divided by poems and literary passages.Only 200 people can enter these Catacombs at a time, so by booking in advance and getting skip-the-line access it will ensure your entrance at the date and time of your choice. Explore this unique subterranean world with an expert guide that will reveal the history of the Catacombs and the legends of those at peace here, sheltered from the plagues, revolutions, and war they may have endured.

What to remember

Important info

  • Latecomers cannot be accommodated or get a refund
  • Not recommended for individuals with claustrophobia
  • Not accessible to wheelchairs, strollers or baby carriages
  • The Catacombs are wet, dirty, and slippery and 14°c year-round, please bring a sweater and wear comfortable shoes
  • Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the tour
  • There are 130 steps to walk down and 80 fairly steep steps to climb to the exit
  • We will do our best to ensure timings and itineraries are respected; however, timings and sites are subject to last minute changes on rare occasions
What's included
Special access to restricted areas closed to general public. Expert, English-speaking tour guide. Small groups of 19 people or fewer. Entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Paris Catacombs
What's not included
Gratuities. Hotel pick-up/drop-off
know before you go
Know Before You Go

Avoid the long queues with skip-the-line access. Discover restricted areas that are closed to the public with your special access ticket. Dive into the history of the Catacombs with your English-speaking guide. Enjoy a more personalised, small group experience

Cancellation Policy
can-cancel You can cancel your tour until 2 days in advance
City Wonders
Meeting Point

Your guide will meet you 15 minutes before departure at the entrance to the catacombs. They will be holding a sign up to identify themselves. To arrive at the Catacombs by metro please take Line 4 or Line 6 to the Denfert-Rochereau metro stop and exit using “Sortie 1”; the entrance to the Catacombs can be found directly across the street from this exit.