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Skip-the-Line: Paris Catacombs Guided Tour with VIP Access

Product ID: 54091
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Discover the haunting underground labyrinth of the Paris Catacombs. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the site, where your professional English-speaking guide will tell you about the history of the Catacombs and some of the legends and stories about them.
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
  • Explore the Paris Catacombs and discover their dark secrets
  • Learn the history and legends of the Catacombs from an expert guide
  • Skip the lines waiting to enter this unique Paris attraction
Full description
Paris is commonly known for its beauty and romance. However, far beneath the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre is an entirely different, intimidating world. In the Catacombs of Paris there is an inscription above a doorway that reads: Beware of the Realm of Death. This is a suitable warning to prepare you for a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Access to the Catacombs is extremely limited as only 200 people are allowed to enter the site at a time. Consequently, lines can be very long and waits can be up to 2 hours. Privileged, skip-the-line access lets you save time and energy to make the most out of this personalized visit.

Nearly 300 kilometers of tunnels and narrow paths stretch below the streets of Paris. Originally, the Catacombs were limestone quarries, hollowed out for the construction of the most famous bridges and buildings in the city. Beginning in the 18th century, the Catacombs served as the final resting place for more than 6 million people, and skeletons, bones, and skulls of exhumed bodies neatly line the walls and arches.

Tour groups are limited to just 19 guests. Join this exclusive skip-the-line tour and see Paris in a different light than ever before.
Includes
  • English-speaking expert guide
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Paris Catacombs
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

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. To reach the catacombs by Metro, take line 4 or line 6 to the Denfert-Rochereau stop and exit at Sortie 1. The entrance to the catacombs is directly across the street from this exit.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
Please note:
• The maximum group size is 19 participants
• The Catacombs are quite small and dark in places. This tour may not be appropriate for individuals with claustrophobia
• Unfortunately the tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance
• The tour is also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages
• Given the nature of the Catacombs, the space is often wet, dirty, and a little slippery. It is also a cool 14 degrees Centigrade year-round. Be sure to dress appropriately and bring a sweater during the summer months
• Comfortable walking shoes are also recommended
• Skip-the-line access and careful planning will limit crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard opening hours
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.7 / 5
based on 179 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.3/5
Safety
4.8/5

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City Wonders Ltd.

Product ID: 54091