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

Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris)

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1,992 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
Skip-the-Line: Paris Catacombs Tour with VIP Access to Restricted Areas
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$95.13 per adult
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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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Catacombs
Daniel_B, Jul 2021
Paris Catacombs Skip The Line Walking Guided Tour
The tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. I’m glad we did the guided tour as we got to see things that were not on the regular waking section.
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This tour is fantastic!
Anna_W, Jul 2021
Paris Catacombs Semi-Private Tour with VIP Access
Our tour with Michelle was amazing, she was so knowledgeable, and wonderful to be around. We would definitely recommend this tour, it’s one of the best we’ve taken while in Paris!
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Great experience in the catacombs!
Joan_S, Jul 2021
Paris Catacombs Skip The Line Walking Guided Tour
David was an excellent guide; he made the experience entertaining and really knew his facts! Plus he was helpful to me as a less-physically-able person, showing concern for my well-being. His delivery kept my 19-year-old grandson entertained too. We enjoyed the whole experience!
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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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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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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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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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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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Catacombes tour with guide
Melissa_L, Mar 2020
Skip-the-Line: Paris Catacombs Tour with VIP Access to Restricted Areas
We were lucky enough to have a small group with the English speaking guide. I highly recommend getting a guide. The cost was a bit more but worth it. Our guide was Vic, she was wonderful!!!

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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