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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
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Reviewed today via mobile

DEFINITELY GET RESERVATIONS PRIOR TO GOING!!!! We waited over 3 hrs in line to get in, but once inside the staff regulate the admission so as not to have a mass of people inside & there wasn’t crowds/masses of people like everywhere else in Paris....More

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Reviewed today via mobile

My Husband and I visited the catacombs at the weekend around 5pm. We got the metro to Denfert-Rouchereau and it was only a couple of minutes walk. We had bought advance tickets on the official website so was able to go straight in which is...More

Thank RachelL84
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Reviewed yesterday

My kids and I visited the catacombs at the end of June. We did not have advance tickets, so arrived about 45 mins before opening and joined a growing line. My son took count: there were 121 people in front of us. There is no...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wow! I didn’t really know what to except. Although a bit eerie this is the best attraction. I would suggest buying tickets in advance. We had tickets for 10:00am, they opened the doors and we were right in. We walked the tunnels checking out all...More

Thank Melanie S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We traveled with 4 children to Paris. My boys absolutely loved the Catacombs. Dark tunnels with bones piled from floor to ceiling the whole way. A little boys dream. Book your tickets in advance because the lines can be hours to buy a ticket.

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Reviewed 2 days ago

I got tickets online for 10 am and there were maybe 15 people in the pre-ticketed line when we arrived. The line to buy tickets wrapped around the corner, so I couldn't even guess to how long it was. Look for a green shed-like entrance...More

Thank papaya38
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The place is a bit south of town and other attractions and was a little hard to find. Having a guided tour was a big help. We saw restricted areas and got excellent information about the creation of the catacombs. The tour was overall about...More

Thank Greg K
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to the catacombs on May 28th but were unable to enter due to the strike. There were many of us unhappy tourists. We were shown a poster with information for reimbursement of the tickets. I emailed the requested information and received a response...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We did the 2-hour skip-the-line tour, and we would highly recommend it! Our guide Avi was extremely knowledgeable and engaging. He did a marvelous job explaining French/Parisian history, and how this truly unique "Catacombs" burial ground came into being. BRAVO!!

Thank marshman2014
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time at the catacombs! It was probably #2 on my list next to going to the Eiffel Tower. I would recommend gettin the line skipping pass at least a week in advance maybe earlier. The line skipping passes sell out pretty...More

Thank Garrin18
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