Skip the Line - Catacombs TourDuration: approximately 1.5 hours Make a Reservation
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This exclusive Skip the Line tour explores the Paris' mysterious underground world. The Catacombs contain the bones of over 6 million people. Learn the history behind the Catacombs, why the labyrinth of tunnels became an underground cemetary in the first place, and see the incredible collection of bones within. Due to tight constraints on the number of visitors allowed inside each day, this truly is one of the hardest tickets to secure in town! Book now to guarantee your spot in one of the most unique attractions in Paris.
Discover a Hidden World
Explore the winding underground labyrinth containing the remains of over 6 million people. See stacks of bones artfully arranged in homage to those who share this mass underground grave.
Skip Straight to the Front
While everyone else waits in line for hours to enter this extremely popular attraction, our group will bypass the long winding line and go straight inside for this exclusive group tour.
Uncover a Fascinating Past
Learn the enthralling history behind the Catacombs, why they are there in the first place, how they came to be filled with bones, where the remains came from, and how they were transported. Learn about the deadly sink holes that swallowed whole buildings, and see examples of the type of hollowed quarry caverns that led to the earth caving in and collapsing an entire neighborhood.
Exclusive Small Group Exploration
Group size is limited to 19 people, and no one else is allowed to enter the Catacombs until 30 minutes after us, so we have the dark tunnels exclusively reserved for our group. Your guide can give you personalized attention as you explore this underground world.
Uniquely Different Side of Paris
Everyone sees the famous landmarks and museums above ground in Paris, but few get to experience such a unique side of this incredible city. Far below underground parking, the sewer system, and even the metro, you will discover intricate winding paths filled with an entirely different kind of history. You won't look at Paris the same way without considering what lies beneath the surface.
There is no restroom and no cloakroom. The Catacombs are 130 steps below ground to enter, and 83 steps to climb up to exit. While in the Catacombs the temperature: 14°C/57°C. This tour is not advised to anyone suffering from cardiac, respiratory weakness or nervous disease, young children, or anyone with tendencies towards claustrophobia as the Catacombs are comprised of a route through underground tunnels and caverns.
- 45 per person
- See reservations calendar for exact departure times. Apr - Nov
Paris Catacombs Entrance
This tour meets just in front of the entrance to the Catacombs. The guide will be wearing a red shirt and holding an Easy Pass Tours sign. The closest metro is "Denfert-Rochereau" on line 6 or line 4.Get Directions
Just thought I’d drop a note that I took 3 tours in Paris this past two days - Classic Walk, Montmarte Walk and Night Bike Tour and each was more wonderful than the previous. I was in Paris for business by myself and your guides (John Paul and Chaz) made the trip feel like I was among friends. Both of my guides were extremely knowledgeable about the history of Paris and buildings and made each trip extremely memorable. Whatever you are doing to have such great guides, keep up the good work. Had a great time and would recommend the tours to anyone traveling abroad.