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Paris Catacombs Skip The Line Walking Guided Tour

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Dig deep into history with an underground Paris Catacombs tour. Learn why the bones of more than six million people were deposited under the city in a complex maze of tunnels that you definitely need a guide to navigate.
  • Guided tour of the Paris Catacombs
  • Take a narrated walking tour of the fascinating underground labyrinth of tombs
  • Hear the story behind the Catacombs from your informative guide
  • Skip the line and head straight in with your guide at this popular attraction
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Guided Visit
Professional guide
Entrance tickets are included
1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France

Departure Time

4:30 PM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your knowledgeable guide at street level and prepare for this guided tour of the Paris Catacombs. Head down 130 steps to reach the intricate network of tunnels, and follow your guide through what can be a confusing labyrinth.

Hear stories about how the Paris Catacombs were built as a massive underground cemetery, housing the bones of roughly six million people since the 18th century. Paris' dead were moved en masse from existing cemeteries to the Catacombs from 1786 to 1788. By the early 19th century, the Catacombs had already started to attract tourist attention.

You have plenty of chances to ask questions of your guide as you walk through the tunnels. It's a unique opportunity to see a side of Paris most people miss.

After touring the Catacombs, the tour comes to an end back at street level when you climb back up the stairs where you started the tour.
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The Paris Catacombs
guided tour of the Catacombs
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Exact meeting time will be informed in the tour confirmation.
  • Due to limited capacity at the Catacombs the tour must start on time. The guide will not wait for you if you are late, even if you call in advance.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible; there are 130 steps below ground to enter the Catacombs and 83 steps to climb up to exit, and there is no elevator
  • Not advisable for anyone with cardiac or respiratory weakness, nervous disease or tendencies towards claustrophobia
  • Not advisable for infants or young children
  • No restrooms or cloakrooms at the Catacombs
  • The temperature remains at 57°F (14°C) inside the Catacombs; dressing warmly is recommended
  • The tour is only valid on the date stated on the voucher
  • Please be aware that at busy times there may be a long queue to enter the Catacombs
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • OPERATED BY A Taste of Paris (Voyages LLC)

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the maximum group size during Paris Catacombs Skip The Line Walking Guided Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Note it's a spiral staircase to go down and up, also it's dusty/wet in the catacombs so wear appropriate shoes." See review
  • "Since the facility can only accommodate 200 people at once, the wait can be long." See review
  • "This tour is worth the time and money as you get to see certain parts of the catacombs that you don't get to see on a self guided tour." See review


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Definitely worth the time and money.
, Dec 2020
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.
Amazing tour
, Mar 2020
Well worth the cost. David, our tour guide, was amazing and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour.
Do not miss this one
, Mar 2020
Super informative without being too much. Igor was a great guide, super funny and personable. No queuing and some VIP parts of the tour. It was the perfect experience of the catacombs.
, Mar 2020
Good tour. We really liked getting to go to some of the areas that have been closed off to regular ticket buyers.
A must see!
, Mar 2020
Our guide David was charming, knowledgeable and very witty. I highly recommend this captivating and surprisingly emotional tour.
Great tour
, Feb 2020
Igor was a terrific guide. informative and entertaining as well. Very interesting mix of history throughout.
Fabulous Tour with "Extras"
, Feb 2020
Wonderful experience with a fabulous guide. The "extra" knowledge and bonus VIP tour stops were interesting and engaging. Perfect experience for our friend group and their children (8, 9, and 13). We highly recommend!
A must see
, Feb 2020
Amazing tour! Our guide was fun and informative. I highly recommend having a guide to hear all the amazing history and stories.
, Feb 2020
So good. Fun & informative. We were late due to a mixup in our schedule and they were so accommodating.
, Feb 2020
Dave the tour guide was excellent knowledgeable and entertaining amazing place especially the extra parts only the tours do

Product code: 6159CATACOMBS

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