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Catacombs of Paris: 2-Hour Tour with Priority Entrance

Product ID: 53897
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Explore the dark corridors of the Parisian underworld and experience a piece of the city's history up close. Discover the secrets of the city as you walk through the Catacombs of Paris on this 2-hour tour with skip-the-line admission.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Immerse yourself in the Parisian underworld and discover the dark secrets of the city's history
  • Visit the Catacombs of Paris that extend below the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower to over 300 kilometers
  • Learn more about the remains from the 18th century and listen to stories about the former souls
  • Enjoy special access to restricted areas in small groups of 19 people or fewer
Full description
Immerse yourself in the catacombs beneath the city of Paris and learn more about the history of the French capital. Deep below the Louvre and the Eiffel Tower extends approximately 300 kilometers of the gloomy, sinister side of the city. The Catacombs of Paris contain 6 million skeletons and the remains from the 18th century. Bones and skulls adorn the walls and arches, which makes the catacombs one of the scariest museums of the French capital.

Follow your English-speaking guide deep into the heart of the Catacombs of Paris and listen to ghost stories about the souls who rest there. Death came in many forms including terrible epidemics, revolutions, or the razer-sharp blade of the guillotine. You may never see Paris in the same light again after you have explored the dark underground of the city.

Access to the Catacombs of Paris is extremely limited. No more than 200 people may enter the corridors at one time, meaning that visitors usually have to wait for up to two hours. With skip-the-line admission you can easily jump the queue.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line ticket for the Catacombs of Paris
  • Professional English-speaking tour guide
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel transfers
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet outside the catacombs by Denfert Rochereau. Your guide will wait for you at the entrance to the catacombs. The guide will hold a sign to draw attention to themselves. You can reach the catacombs with the Metro – take line 4 or 6 to Denfert-Rochereau metro station and use the exit "Sortie 1". The entrance to the catacombs is located on the opposite side street.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Maximum group size of 19 participants
• The tour ends at Rue Remy Demoncel
• The catacombs are quite narrow and dark in places; this tour is not suitable for people with claustrophobia
• This tour is unfortunately not suitable for wheelchair users or people with limited mobility who need special assistance
• Wheelchairs cannot be carried through the catacombs
• The catacombs are often wet, dirty, and partially slippery. Temperatures are around 14°C throughout the year. Visitors should bring warm clothing and sturdy footwear, even in the summer months.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.9 / 5
based on 114 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.9/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.5/5
Safety
4.8/5

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City Wonders Ltd.

Product ID: 53897