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

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

From $92.99 per person

Explore the underground Catacombs of Paris in their entirety on a lively 1.5-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.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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  • 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
  • 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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Traveler requirements
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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    Meeting point

    Catacombs de Paris: 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris Metro Stop: Denfert Rochereau, line 6 or 4 or RER B. Use exit 1.

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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
    • As entry is reserved for 1 group at a specific time slot, please be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour
    • The tour will not be postponed, nor a refund issued, if guests arrive late
    • There is no restroom or cloakroom at the Catacombs
    • The temperature inside the Catacombs is 14°C/57°F
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.6 / 5

    based on 509 reviews

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    One of the best tour guides I have ever had and our family travels a lot. Easy to understand, entertaining, knew so much history and reached all ages in our group capturing their attention. The Catacombs was so interesting and not what I was expecting at all. Highly worth the tour!

    December 2, 2019

    Our guide was excellent. There was a lot of confusion about our starting time. The day before I got an email that told me the time was an hour later but when we contacted Get Your Guide they said they had no idea about a time change. Our fellow tour persons never got the message.

    August 12, 2019

    Our guide Egor? was Amazing. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic which took the whole experience to the next level. Would highly recommended a tour and those who do the audio guide have no idea what their missing on! 2 special access for the VIP tour gave a greater insight to the building of the quarries and story behind the catacombs. I highly recommend this tour.

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    August 9, 2019

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