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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 (69)
1 - 5 of 25 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago 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 3 weeks ago

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

1  Thank jmerriman
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Creepy Yet Cool

Such an intriguing thing to see & learn about! Our guide was very fun & helpful & knew what she was talking about. Recommended!

Thank Sheralyn B
Reviewed 8 September 2018 via mobile
Catacombs tour with “WALKS” tours and host HUGO

We took The catacombs of Paris tour with Hugo first week of September 2018. This was a magnificent tour of just over two hours. There is quite a bit of walking involved but this is not a problem for almost everyone. Hugo was our Guide...More

1  Thank greg r
Reviewed 24 August 2018
Such a cool tour!

Touring the catacombs was honestly the highlight of my time in Paris. It is well worth it to skip the line; when we showed up for our tour, there was an estimated 3-4 hour wait to buy tickets at the door, and we were all...More

2  Thank Megan S
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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 Ken L | Reviewed this property |
It was about 2.5-3 hours.