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

Skip the Line: Paris Catacombs Small Group Tour

Product ID: 43883
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Skip the long lines and get exclusive access to sections closed to the public. Head below the streets of Paris on a guided tour to explore the underground labyrinth of the Catacombs, a mysterious network with skeletal remains on display.
About this activity
Duration 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy official priority access to the Catacombs and avoid the 2-hour wait to enter
  • Discover the fascinating history of one of Paris’s hidden secrets
  • Tour the underbelly of Paris with a veteran guide who has years of experience navigating the Catacombs
  • Gain exclusive access to sections closed to the public
Full description
Under the Paris of today lies another city that few have experienced. Follow your guide on this 2-hour tour as you embark on a unique and mysterious quest through this city of the dead, unearthing all of the deep secrets that lay hidden in the underbelly of Paris.

Bypass the crowds as you enjoy skip-the-line access, and let a passionate local guide lead the way on your dark adventure. Head down into this endless network of underground stone quarries that house the Catacombs, a macabre installation of carefully stacked bones, and the secrets of the Paris of old.

The Catacombs is home to the remains of several legendary figures in French history, including the Man in the Iron Mask and guillotine victims such as the infamous revolutionary Robespierre.

Fascinating sculptures left behind by quarryman Décure will surprise and delight as you work your way through this subterranean maze in search of its hidden details.
Includes
  • Official skip-the-line admission
  • An enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide
  • Access to sections closed to the public
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your guide just in front of the glass doors of the Catacombs entrance, on the sidewalk. There is no need to enter the line. The exact address is 3/5 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy. The nearest metro station is "Denfert-Rochereau”. Your guide will be wearing a special badge with the Localers logo, you can't miss it! Please be sure to locate your guide in front of the entrance before entering the Catacombs. Unless you arrive late, do not enter without your guide.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Smoking
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Skip-the-line access is available only once per week, so be sure to reserve early before tickets sell out
• The tour involves a lot of walking and climbing stairs – the Catacombs are 130 steps below ground and there are 83 steps up to the exit
• This tour is not recommended for those with cardiac or respiratory problems, those suffering from claustrophobia or any similar nervous condition, or those with young children
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 125 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.7/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.7/5

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Product ID: 43883