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

Paris Catacombs: Special Access Small Group Tour

Product ID: 88340
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Skip the long lines to the Paris Catacombs where millions of Parisians were buried in the underground ossuaries. Learn about the past in a small group and benefit of special access to restricted areas.
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
  • Skip the long lines to the Paris Catacombs
  • Get exclusive access to areas of the catacombs usually closed to the public
  • Learn about how 6 million people came to be buried in this city of the dead
Full description
Get fast track entry to the underground cemetery of the Paris Catacombs, composed of miles of underground tunnels lined with the skulls and bones of some 6 million Parisians. Join a local guide and explore the catacombs in a small group of no more than 19 people. Each room reveals ever more ornate and macabre bone decorations.

Hear the unbelievable story of how the catacombs were built, and the massive project that was undertaken to move bones from around the city to this point. Your special access status means the guards will also open gates just for your group, letting you into areas such as a secret chapel decorated with skulls and femurs.

The Paris Catacombs contain bones representing some 2,000 years of history, and their construction was a unique civil engineering project that helped give rise to the modern-day city.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Paris Catacombs
  • Access to special areas of the Paris Catacombs
  • Small group tour of no more than 19 people
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet in front of Café du Rendez-vous, 2 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 75014 Paris. Directions by metro: Take Line 4 or 6 to Denfert-Rochereau Metro Station. Upon leaving the train, follow the "sortie" (exit) sign.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
Not allowed
  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Please be advised that there are 130 steps to the Paris Catacombs. Unfortunately, there is no elevator access.
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Value for money
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Product ID: 88340