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Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour

  • 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
Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour
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Tour in English departing at noon
US$ 91.50
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Tour in English departing at 5pm
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Tour in English departing at 12:30pm
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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.

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Reviews (63)

1 - 5 of 19 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago
Great tour, very informative and worth the cost for skipping the line and explanation of the areas.

This was a great tour and well worth the cost for the skip the line, because we would have waited all day to get in if not purchased this tour. Very educational and well explained by our guide. Would definitely recommend if you have time...More

Thank rtsmith6146
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
great guide and fantastic service

I'm so glad we did this, it was the highlight of our trip. We skipped the long long wait and got to go into sections others couldn't go into. That alone was worth it but the best part was our guide. He's from Miami and...More

Thank markst555
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very interesting tour!

We used "Walks" when we were in Rome, and decided to go with them again for our Paris Catacombs tour. We didn't really know what to expect, but this tour ended up being one of the highlights of our trip. Our guide, Ahmed, was full...More

Thank Leo G
Reviewed 5 July 2018
Worth every penny!

We had a great tour on June 28 at noon. This special access tour was lead by a fabulous young woman (from Chicago!) so tour was easy to understand. The general admission line to get into the catacombs looked like it was 4 hours long...More

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 25 June 2018

Where do I start. We did not book our tour through Walk of France but when we showed up our tour ( that was booked through another company) our guide was no where to be found and us and about 15 other people were left...More

Thank Stacey Z
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9 August 2018|
Response from Raquel C |
Another post said it’s closed from Sept 10-oct 2... which is when I’m going to be there also. Ugh.
Darren S
29 July 2018|
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Response from Heeny89 | Reviewed this property |
The usual time can be upto 2.5hrs but i did complete it within 2hrs. It depends on how busy it is and how fast you walk
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