Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour
Explore the ancient underground tomb that houses over 6 million Parisian bodies
1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
Touring the Paris Catacombs, the haunting resting place of more than 6 million French citizens is a truly unique experience. Our tour group sinks deep into the tunnels of Paris and covers over a kilometer of catacombs littered with human remains. Explore the disturbing and extraordinary history of the burial grounds while learning the chilling stories and legends of these galleries of skeletons.
The Paris Catacombs were built as limestone quarries, which were mined for the building of some of Paris' most famous buildings and bridges. After the mid 1700s, the quarries were used to deal with Paris' overcrowded cemeteries, and millions of bodies were transferred from the cemeteries to the catacombs. In order to maximize the storage capacity of the quarries, the exhumed bodies were simply stacked on top of one another in different rooms in the Catacombs creating many miles of human-bone walls.
With your tour, you get to:
Skip the long entrance line!
Get exclusive access to parts of the Catacombs closed to the general public
Explore with your own expert, English-speaking guide
Remember: Entrance to the Paris Catacombs is extremely limited and the lines can be as long as two hours so don't wait to book your tour today!
Are entry fees included?
Entry fees are not included with our Private Catacombs Tour, but are included with our Skip the Line Group Catacombs tour..
How much are the entry fees?
Entry fees are â‚¬30 per adult (for our Skip the Line tours, your entry fee is included).
Should I purchase my entry ticket in advance?
There is no need to purchase your Catacombs entry ticket ahead of time as you may do that with your guide on the morning of your tour.
What will I see on my Catacombs Tour?
You will explore the burial ground of more than 6 millions Parisians.
How will I find my guide?
If youâ€™ve elected to take a Private Tour of the Catacombs, your guide will meet you at your predetermined meeting point â€“ usually your hotel or apartment, or our regular Catacombs Tour meeting point.
Your Group Catacombs Tour guide will meet you at our easy-to-find meeting spot near the Denfert-Rochereau metro station at 9:30 AM. Your exact meeting point details â€“ complete with a photo and map of your meeting point - are emailed to you once your booking is complete.
Will my guide speak English?
Absolutely! All of our guides are native, or nearly native, speakers of English. Our guides also speak French, Portuguese, German, and more so if you have a language preference, please do let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.