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  1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Paris Catacombs

Paris Catacombs: Skip-the-Line Small Group Guided Tour

Product ID: 39767
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Explore the underground Catacombs of Paris in their entirety on a lively 2-hour guided tour, and take a journey through 2,000 years of history. Discover why the labyrinth of tunnels became an underground cemetery full of bones.
About this activity
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts


  • Discover the Paris Catacombs and explore a mysterious underground world
  • Learn a 2,000 year history of the dead in Paris
  • Skip the long lines when entering the Catacombs and see sights not disclosed to the general public
  • Find out why the labyrinth became an underground cemetery in the 18th century
Full description
Explore the underground ossuary of the Catacombs of Paris and enter a mysterious world. Skip the long entrance lines and enter parts that only groups accompanied by a guide can access.

Visit sights that are closed to the general public, such as Décures sculptures, the quarries footbath, the Sacellum Crypt and the spuchral lamp and Gilbert's tomb. With this unique guided tour enjoy full access to the Catacombs of Paris and discover the real story behind this amazing site.

The Catacombs of Paris contain the bones of over 6 million people, and your guide will explain why this labyrinth of tunnels became an underground cemetery in the 18th century. 

Descend a narrow spiral stairwell to the darkness and silence below the city, broken by the gurgling of the hidden aqueduct. Then, walk through the cool and clammy corridors to see the bones and skulls of the long dead, pushed into caverns and embedded in the walls.
  • Skip-the-line entrance ticket
  • Guided tour
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• The Catacombs are located 130 steps below ground, and another 83 steps to exit
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Product ID: 39767