Guided tour

Paris Catacombs: Tour

Paris Catacombs: Tour

From $93.68 per person

Discover the labyrinth of the Paris Catacombs with a guide. Skip the ticket line and uncover the secrets of the world’s largest underground burial site. Unearth the macabre and mysterious underbelly of Paris as you walk past the mysterious network of skeletal remains and learn about their legends and stories.

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  • Learn the history and legends of the Catacombs from an expert guide
  • Descend 20 meters below the streets to explore the Paris Catacombs
  • Get to know why the remains of over 6 million people were transported underground in the 18th century
  • Understand the history of legendary struggles and triumphs
Full description
Join your knowledgeable, informative guide on this tour through the underground passages and special rooms of the Catacombs. Get the most out of your visit as you listen to unique insights from your guide and together, navigate this dark but curious space. Learn the intriguing stories of those who worked, visited, and have been laid to rest here over the centuries, including the secret societies who still visit today. Discover the history of the labyrinthian passages, from how they were initially mined for limestone to how they are now home to the bones of more than 6 million former Parisians. The remains that you’ll walk past were carefully moved here in the 18th century, in a discreet operation to transfer them from the unclean and overflowing cemeteries of the city center.
  • Paris Catacombs guided tour
  • Access to Paris Catacombs
  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with respiratory issues

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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

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Baby strollers
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • There are 130 steps to enter the catacombs and 112 steps to exit
    • The catacombs are 65 feet (20 meters) underground and the tunnels are narrow in places
    • The tunnels can be slippery and remain at a temperature of around 57°F (14°C), even in summer
    • Only 200 visitors are allowed in the tunnels at any one time. If numbers reach a maximum, the catacombs staff reserve the right to hold the entry lines until there is sufficient space
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.7 / 5

    based on 1097 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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    VA ID: 390452