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Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris)
Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris)

Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris)

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1,979 Reviews
1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Roi-Tanguy, Paris, Ile-de-France, 75014

The Basics

A Catacombs tour takes you 135 feet (20 meters) below ground to explore this subterranean world of skeletal remains. You’ll cover just under one mile (1.5 km), which takes about 45 minutes. The Catacombs of Paris aren’t usually part of standard city tours, so they’re often experienced on a standalone tour. Book a skip-the-line ticket to bypass the queue, or make your sightseeing even easier by selecting combo admission to both the Catacombs and the Eiffel Tower.

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Skip-the-Line: Paris Catacombs Tour with VIP Access to Restricted Areas

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Skip-the-Line: Paris Catacombs Tour with VIP Access to Restricted Areas
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$95.84 per adult
Fun times at the Catacombs
Julia was a wonderful guide for the Catacombs. We were extremely impressed with her knowledge of not only the Catacombs but French history. She was also really funny. Thanks Julia we had a great time!
Tina, Mar 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Paris

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Definitely worth the time and money.
Darlene_E, Dec 2020
Paris Catacombs Skip The Line Walking Guided Tour
Great guide with knowledgeable history. We stopped often giving us ample time to view and take pictures. The only thing I would request is that the group be a little smaller.
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Go see the bones.
William_H, Dec 2020
Group or Private Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour
It was a very interesting experience. I would recommend it. Our tour guide was very personable and informative, although she seemed new at it. The tour feels a little long—-it’s a tremendous amount of bones.
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Worth a visit
sara_s, Aug 2020
Paris Catacombs Visit : Skip the Line Admission Tickets + Audio Guide
Very interesting and a bit chilling to see all the bones, but it was beautiful how the remains had been arranged.
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Informative and fun
Lois_H, Jul 2020
Paris with Kids Custom Private Half-Day Tour
The tour was informative and fun and my 11 year old daughter enjoyed it as much as I did! Sean, our guide, looked after us really well
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Great virtual tour
Irina, Jun 2020
One Hour Virtual Tour in Paris Catacombs with Expert Guide (Times in EST)
I have been to Paris in "real life" several times before, but never to the catacombs. The virtual catacombs tour was interesting and educational. It was a great way to "skip the line" of 2-7 hours and visit this attraction. The guide was very knowledgeable and informative. I have already signed up for a different tour with The Tour Guy and look forward to it.
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Seeing the first stacked bones. It became very real, very fast.
Nanatraveler, Mar 2020
Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Ticket and Audio-Guide
It was great to see the long line and we just walked to the front at our scheduled time. The checkin process was very quick and easy. We loved the Catacombs !!!
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Excellent tour
Shelley_B, Mar 2020
Group or Private Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour
Katelyn was a wonderful tour guide. I highly recommend you take this tour with her. She made it entertaining as well as informative.
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Amazing tour
Joseph_M, Mar 2020
Paris Catacombs Skip The Line Walking Guided Tour
Well worth the cost. David, our tour guide, was amazing and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour.
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Great Catacomb experience
Amy, Mar 2020
Skip-the-Line: Paris Catacombs Tour with VIP Access to Restricted Areas
Leye was a fantastic guide! Great knowledge and stories. I’m very glad we booked the VIP experience since most of our favorite Moments were seeing areas we would not have been able to see on the regular tour. I would definitely recommend this tour to people wanting to experience the catacombs.
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Amazing
Kelly_B, Mar 2020
Catacombs of Paris Semi-Private VIP Restricted Access Tour
She was amazing! The passion and her knowledge was wonderful! I really felt like she wanted to make sure we left with the knowledge and respect that the place required. I will absolutely be telling people to take this tour and if possible get her as a guide. I LOVED IT!
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The poems at the end
Don, Mar 2020
Skip-the-Line: Paris Catacombs Tour with VIP Access to Restricted Areas
Our tour guide,Charlie, who we had 03MAR2020 at 16:30 made the whole tour for us! The catacombs are definitely something to see but we just hope you too can have someone that is so Enthusiastic and knowledgeable as he was.
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WARNING! lots of stairs
Sarah_k, Mar 2020
Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Ticket and Audio-Guide
A very interesting, and very informative day trip. There was lots of information about the history of the catacombs, and how they came about. It was easy to locate and access via public transport. I believe the optional headsets enhanced the experience and are very much worth it.

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Buy a ticket in advance to avoid waiting in a long line; visitors are limited to 200 at a time.

  • You may want to bring a layer, as the temperature is 57° F (14° C) in the Catacombs.

  • There is no cloakroom, so bring only what you want to carry with you.

  • Wear comfortable walking shoes—you’ll go down 130 steps and up 83 steps to return to street level.

  • The Catacombs tour is not for everyone—you will be underground and see human bones, so it's not recommended for those with sensitive disposition or young children. And unfortunately, the site is not accessible for those with limited mobility or recommended for those with heart or respiratory problems.

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How to Get There

The Catacombs are located in Paris' 14th arrondissement. The Denfert-Rochereau metro and RER station puts you right by the entrance on Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy.

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When to Get There

The Catacombs are open every day except Mondays and some bank holidays. The experience is the same by day and in the evening, as you’re underground and the lighting is artificial. For fewer crowds, book a morning visit.

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Other Things to Do in the 14th Arrondissement

This section of Paris is not the city’s most visited, as it’s away from the Seine near the southern edge of the city limits. If you’re making the trip to visit the Catacombs, take advantage of being in the 14th to check out other attractions such as the 56th-floor observation deck of Tour Montparnasse or Montparnasse Cemetery, where writers and intellectuals such as Charles Baudelaire, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir are buried.

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