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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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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 (75)
1 - 5 of 28 reviews
Reviewed November 18, 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
1  Thank mark_p_travels
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile
This tour really brought the Catacombs to life!

This was a fantastic tour which was definitely worth paying for. Hugo was such an energetic, amazing guide who was full of facts while also having a bit of fun. I definitely don't think you would get the same experience if you toured this interesting...More

Thank MovingMel4321
Reviewed November 7, 2018
My favorite tour of our trip

We did so many tours during our stay in Paris and this was by far our favorite. Mostly due to our tour guide HUGO. He was beyond awesome!!! We learned so much history and had such a good time in his group. The 2 hours...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank imwendysue
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile
Amazing History Lesson

Great tour. Well worth it, no line. Informative and entertaining. Do it, absolutely worth the money. Our tour guide spoke perfect English and was amazing.

1  Thank johnsakos
Reviewed September 22, 2018

What a great tour this was. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and took his time to explain everything. The bones were almost too many to be true

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank jmerriman
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December 2, 2018|
Response from mark_p_travels | Reviewed this property |
Just on two hours from start to finish.
November 4, 2018|
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Response from Ken L | Reviewed this property |
Yes, once you book the tour, they will tell you where to meet. We met at a restaurant a block from the catacombs entrance where we all went to the restroom before the tour.
August 8, 2018|
Response from C8292AHroxyc |
Another post said it’s closed from Sept 10-oct 2... which is when I’m going to be there also. Ugh.