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Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour

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  • An in-depth guided walking tour of the Catacombs of Paris
  • Bypass the entrance queue with skip-the-line admission tickets
  • You guide traces the underground chambers’ 2,000-year history
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Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour
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Overview

The Catacombs of Paris are a network of former quarries under the city, converted into ossuaries beginning in the late 18th century. Stacked with millions of skulls and bones, the underground cemetery contains 2,000 years of history. Explore the one-of-a-kind underground city of the dead on this in-depth guided tour, which bypasses the entrance lines and grants special access to off-limits parts of the tombs.

What to Expect

Meet your guide in central Paris in time for your tour. To start, you skip the long entrances lines and head straight to the tombs in a group capped at 19 people. Listen as your guide tells the 2,000-year history of space, including its start as quarries as descend into the shadowy tunnels.

On this tour, you venture deep underground, with special access to chambers off-limits to other tourists, like a secret chapel decorated with skulls and femurs. Get a new perspective on the romantic French capital as you explore the unique civil engineering project, a ghoulish testament to Parisian ingenuity. With skulls and bones stacked in decorative piles, the eerie labyrinth of tombs is still home to the remains of some 6 million Parisians.

The tour ends at the exit to the Catacombs.

Reviews (82)
1 - 5 of 33 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Vive Le Ferit!!

This was a great tour. 2 hours and never boring. Our guide “Ferit” had endless stories, anecdotes and history to share. Answered all of our questions as well. Afterwords we went to the gift shop and browsed all the merchandise with skulls on it....

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jon S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Amazing tour, Hugo was brilliant

had an amazing time in The Catacombs with Hugo, very excited and knowledgable about the subject, answered all questions that were put to him, and did everything with a cheeky smile, very good English, and sense of humor would love to do it again sometime....More

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Ian E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Anniversary Trip

Charlie, our British guide, was excellent; entertaining and well versed in French history. The line was 3 hours long to enter and our 10 person group walked right to the front and in the door. Not sure why anyone would stand in the Paris lines....More

1  Thank rjsmith781
Reviewed 13 February 2019
Paris Catacombs

A great tour for those into the macabre, but not for the claustrophobic. Our guide was very knowledgable.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank mariacU4906EU
Reviewed 19 November 2018
Absolute must do in Paris

Loved this tour. Our guide, Caitlin, was incredible and I don’t believe a tour of the catacombs would be nearly as interesting without a good guide. Caitlin not only explained the history of the catacombs but also other stories and bits of information that you...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank mark_p_travels
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Response from mariacU4906EU | Reviewed this property |
The catacombs are underground caverns, so if you have an issue with that, then I'd suggest you skip this. A member of my group actually had to leave as soon as he got in there. Some of the ceilings are quite low and there... More
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