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The Best Catacombs Tour 2024

€ 119
2 hour
Live tour guide

About Paris Catacombs Tour

Discover the labyrinth of the mysterious Paris Catacombs accompanied by an expert local guide. Skip the long lines at the entrance and descend 20 meters below the streets of Paris. While you explore a variety of tunnels decorated with human skulls, your guide will tell you all the dark and chilling secrets you probably didn’t know about the world’s largest underground burial site.


Paris Catacombs Tour

On this tour, you will have an opportunity to explore the mysterious underground tunnels and unique rooms of the Paris catacombs, accompanied by a knowledgeable, informative tour guide. Get the most out of your visit to the dark underworld by listening to chilling stories from your tour guide.

Find out who worked, visited, and has been buried here for centuries. Explore a variety of labyrinthine passages and learn how they were originally mined for limestone and are now home to over 6 million Parisians’ bones.

On this tour, you will see the remains that were moved here in the 18th century in discreet operations to remove them from the overcrowded and unclean cemeteries of the city center.

  • Skip-the-line Paris Catacombs access
  • Access to special areas of the Paris Catacombs
  • Expert guide
  • Small group
X not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users and baby strollers
  • People with respiratory issues
what to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
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Meeting Point

The tour's meeting point is right in front of the Café du Rendez-vous, 2 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 75014 Paris.

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Don’t miss this truly unique experience!

Uncover the darker side of Paris

Discover the dark history and legends of Paris from an expert local guide.

Exclusive access to all the secret tunnels

Descend 20 meters below the streets of Paris and access all the secret rooms and passages of the catacombs.

The largest burial site

Find out why the remains of over 6 million Parisians were transported underground in the 18th century.

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FAQ – Paris Catacombs Tour

Can you tour the catacombs of Paris?

There are many available tickets and tours for Paris Catacombs, and to help you save your time & money, we have already picked the best tour with skip-the-line access. Book your tour now and uncover all the secrets of Paris underground accompanied by an expert local guide.

Is it worth visiting the Catacombs in Paris?

Paris Catacombs should definitely be on your visit list while in Paris. There are many things to discover beneath the surface of the city. Walk through the mysterious tunnels accompanied by an expert local guide and uncover the darker side of Parisian history.

How long does it take to walk through the Paris Catacombs?

It will take you around 2 hours to fully explore all the rooms and tunnels of the Paris Catacombs. Paris catacombs have so much to offer, so we highly recommend you not to rush and enter every area the guide suggests.

What other sites should I visit in Paris?

As you already know, there are a variety of things to see and explore while in Paris. Whether you want to take a romantic Seine River cruise, go on a private tour of the Louvre Museum, or embark on one of our guided day trips, one thing is sure, you will have an unforgettable experience! 
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Uncover the darkest secrets of Parisian history

Paris Catacombs Tour

Catacombs Tour in Paris – Valuable Tips

Exploring the Paris catacombs is one of the most memorable experiences you can have in this city. It’s amazing that you can head down to the city’s underground tunnels and learn how they were actually made. For some people, this will be a little creepy or weird experience, but visiting the underground catacombs while in Paris should not be missed. To help you fully enjoy your visit, we prepared some valuable tips that you should be aware of before your visit.

Wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket.

You will be surprised how cold the Paris catacombs are! The average temperature inside the catacombs during the entire year is 14 Celsius or 57 Fahrenheit, so this isn’t a place for sundresses! Also, we strongly recommend wearing a pair of comfortable shoes because there will be a lot of walking.

Don’t bring large bags with you.

To ensure the safety and preservation of the ossuary, bags over 40cm x 30cm aren’t allowed inside the catacombs, and there is no luggage storage on site. Also, you won’t be able to carry your backpack like usual. Instead, you will need to carry it in front of you or by hand.

This one should be obvious, but DON’T touch the bones.

This probably shouldn’t need to be said, but touching the objects inside the catacombs is strictly forbidden. Just because there’s no barrier between 6 million skeletons and you does not mean you can touch them.

The exit from the Paris catacombs isn’t the same as the entrance.

It’s only a short walk away, so it’s not a big deal, but if you have someone waiting for you at the top, it’s worth knowing that you won’t return to where you started!

How to Visit the Paris Catacombs?

If you want to discover the entire history of the Paris catacombs or simply explore all the secret rooms and sections that are hard to find on your own, going on a guided tour of the Paris catacombs is the right choice for you!

The Paris catacombs are genuinely one of the most significant underground sights in the world, and their long and torrid history, from religious rituals to illicit parties and the politics behind their construction, makes it the perfect place for an in-depth tour.

Good to know before you go

  • As there are 130 steps leading to the catacombs and 112 steps leading out, it is recommended that you have a good level of physical strength.
  • The catacombs are 20 meters (65 feet) below the ground, and the tunnels are very narrow in some places.
  • Please keep in mind that the tunnels can be very slippery, and the temperature remains at 57°F (14°C), even during the summer months. So, we highly advise you to dress appropriately when exploring the city's catacombs.
  • Only 200 visitors are allowed inside the catacombs at the same time. Please be aware that if the number of visitors reaches a maximum, the staff have the right to hold the lines at the entrance until there is enough space inside.
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The best way to visit Paris Catacombs!

I have been waiting to visit the Catacombs for years and finally did it! Booked this small group tour, and I highly recommend everyone do the same. It is so much better than visiting the catacombs alone. Guides had access to a couple of locked areas, and we had an opportunity to learn much more about the cemeteries of Paris. Also, the guide told us some things that we wouldn't learn otherwise. Great, unique history in the catacombs.


Easy booking process & best value for money!

If you are looking for a different and unique thing to do while in Paris, this is definitely the one! This tour will take you to the areas inside the catacombs that are not available with a regular Paris catacombs ticket. I would also recommend booking this tour as soon as possible because it sells out very quickly!


Why wait and miss your spot? Book your Paris Catacombs Tour Now!

  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Expert tour guide
  • Exclusive access to all areas of catacombs
  • Easy booking process

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