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Catacombs guided tour with skip-the-line ticket and access to restricted areas

Free cancellation
Place: Paris
Duration: up to 2 hours
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted

Do this because

  • Avoid the long queues with skip-the-line access
  • Discover restricted areas that are closed to the public with your special access ticket
  • Dive into the history of the Catacombs with your English-speaking guide
  • Enjoy a more personalised, small group experience

What to expect

Take this unique tour of the Paris Catacombs that are home to millions of past Parisians’ skulls and bones. Grab your chance to have skip-the-line access and save yourself time and energy to fully live this eerie yet fascinating experience.

Paris is a romantic and popular city, but it has its hidden, mysterious and even macabre aspects that are not commonly known or seen by the typical tourist. The Paris Catacombs are part of the darker side of Paris. The inscription (in French) above its entrance sets the tone for your experience: “Halt, this is the realm of death.”

Twenty meters below the surface and covering almost 300 kilometers, the Paris Catacombs are the final resting place of more than six million Parisians dating from the 18th century. These Catacombs are listed among Paris’s 14 museums, and you will see and appreciate, with the help of your guide, how the layers of skulls and bones lining the walls and arches are arranged in the Romantic style and divided by poems and literary passages.

Only 200 people can enter these Catacombs at a time, so by booking in advance and getting skip-the-line access it will ensure your entrance at the date and time of your choice. Explore this unique subterranean world with an expert guide that will reveal the history of the Catacombs and the legends of those at peace here, sheltered from the plagues, revolutions, and war they may have endured.

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Important to know

Not suitable for:

  • Individuals with claustrophobia
  • Guests with wheelchairs

Not allowed:

  • Strollers or baby carriages

Know in advance:

  • Paris will host the 2024 Olympics from July 26th to August 11th, followed by the Paralympics from August 28th to September 8th, so please be aware that this may have an impact on the travel plans as unforeseen issues may arise
  • The Catacombs are wet, dirty, and slippery, please wear comfortable shoes
  • Non-flash photography is permitted throughout the tour
  • There are 130 steps to walk down and 80 fairly steep steps to climb to the exit
  • Timings and sites are subject to last minute changes on rare occasions

Remember to bring:

  • A sweater as temperature inside the Catacombs is 14°c year-round
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What’s included

Special access to restricted areas closed to general public

Expert, English-speaking tour guide

Small groups of 19 people or fewer

Entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Paris Catacombs

What’s not included


Hotel pick-up/drop-off

Cancellation policy

Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

Booking fee

Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.


1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France

Meeting point:

Your guide will meet you at the entrance to the catacombs. They will be holding a sign up to identify themselves. To arrive at the Catacombs by metro please take Line 4 or Line 6 to the Denfert-Rochereau metro stop and exit using “Sortie 1”; the entrance to the Catacombs can be found directly across the street from this exit.


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Opening hours: Our team is available from 10.00 to 18.00 CET

Phone number: +1 208-744-6464