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The Catacombs of Paris

1 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 43 22 47 63
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A genuine labyrinth in the heart of underground Paris, the Catacombs were fitted out in the galleries of former quarries. Twenty metres underground, the ossuary houses the remains of approximately six million Parisians, gradually transferred between the end of the 18th century and the mid 19th century, as the capital's cemeteries were closed for health reasons. Along a tangle of dark galleries, visitors discover a presentation of death with bones arranged in a romantic macabre decor. This unique site is a moving testimony to the history of Parisians and invites visitors on a timeless journey.
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1 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 43 22 47 63
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Reviewed 2 days ago

*TIP* I was foolish enough to stand in a queue for 4 hours, while I could have bought time-slot tickets online. I rented the audio tour at the entrance, which was very useful. You had to take a few stairs down to get to the...More

Thank Miriam Y
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is something I've always wanted to see and it didn't disappoint. First, let me say that it is absolutely worth getting the "Skip the Line" tickets. We went on a Sunday morning in October and when we arrived for our scheduled time, there was...More

Thank lunchladyNh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

To save time you must book ahead of time on their website. It will cost you 27€ with the audio guided tour. Rather than waiting for hours just to get in. The place is creepy and dark but it's worth it to see the place....More

Thank sharon a
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

An interesting part of the history of Paris. I would definitely pay for an in person tour or an audio tour so you can fully get the story of the catacombs.

Thank laurzie27
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm going against the general consensus here so but I didn't get what all the fuss is about. We only had to wait about 25 mins at 6pm on Tuesday in November, didn't bother with the more expensive line skipping ticket and I really would...More

Thank kingosticks
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were debating going here because we have a younger son but he was all for it when we explained what it was. He was not scared and actually was very interested in the history behind it all. This was actually one of his favorite...More

Thank twinklehead
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Headout App was quick and easy to use. Directions to retrieve tickets were easy to follow with pictures and map. The queue was 2+ hrs shortened to 30 min! Catacombs are a must see in Paris!!

Thank Adelahoya
Reviewed 4 days ago

Its a very interesting self guided tour. Its easy to forget these are HUMAN bones and not just props in an macabre interior decorating scheme . They say there are around 6 million bodies buried down there and as you walk through you can get...More

Thank MikeS_From_Chicago
Reviewed 4 days ago

An absolute must! This is by far my favourite thing we did in Paris. It is full of history, mystery, and even romance! The line is long so be prepared but so worth it!

Thank quinmero2
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a private tour of the catacombs and were absolutely amazed at how authentic this still remains to this day. It is like stepping back in time! Just the right amount of light to be able to see but dark enough to maintain the...More

Thank Babblepod L
The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the
landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that
goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas,
brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and
parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away
from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and
historical monuments and treasures. In between lie
adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small
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27 September 2017|
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Response from madtravelgod | Reviewed this property |
We waited 3hrs in line. 3hrs in the sun. 600 people in line around us aaaallll wished, like us, they'd booked online. I don't know how you book or buy anything online in the modern age without putting your credit card in. I... More
16 September 2017|
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Response from ZennBD | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the "skip the line" tickets. I bought my tickets on-line directly from the catacomb's website (did not pay any extra to skip the line). The tickets I had were for a specific time (we chose to go at opening... More
Jacquie F
30 August 2017|
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Response from Nickie007 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah it was €28 each with an audio headset. Definitely recommend doing it. I ordered the ticket off headout . com and you pick the tickets up from a local shop kiosk near to the entrance. So easy. And didn't have to wait... More