5 star rating: Highly Recommended 351 Reviews

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  • Location:Paris, France
  • Duration:2 hours (approx.)

Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Small-Group Walking Tour

Discover the darker side of the City of Lights with this skip-the-line tour of the famed catacombs of Paris. Explore these fascinating underground passageways lined with the bones of thousands of former Parisians and learn the history of the mesmerizing and macabre labyrinth. Bypass the long lines for this popular attraction and enjoy personalized attention of a small group limited to 20 people.


  • Small group guided walking tour inside the Paris catacombs
  • Personalized small group tour (maximum 20 people)
  • Skip the line to enter the catacombs and avoid two-hour queues
  • Expert English-speaking guide

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Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Small-Group Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Small Group Walking Tour

The Paris catacombs consist of an extensive underground network of tunnels originally dug as limestone quarries during the building of some of the city’s famous monuments. Beginning in the late 18th century, remains from Paris’ overcrowded cemeteries were exhumed and transported here for storage, with thousands of bones neatly arranged into piles along the walls.

Delve into this eerie underworld with an exclusive small-group tour. Lines to enter the catacombs often exceed 2 hours, but you’ll head to the front of the queue with your knowledgeable guide. A group maximum of 20 people provides a more personalized experience.

Wander through the dimly lit labyrinth that winds beneath the city’s famous streets. Marvel at the stacks of human skeletons that greet you at every turn while your guide illuminates the history of this soul-stirring ‘empire of death.’


Departs on Thursdays at 4pm (arrive strictly at 3:40pm)
Departs on Saturdays at 10am (arrive strictly at 9:40am)

Customer Reviews

Kelle K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

2nd time I've been on this tour, and it was even better this time. Fantastic!

Skye T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Alberto was a super friendly, really knowledgeable and entertaining guide, and it really was a 'skip the line' tour - we missed 2 hours of waiting as a result of this! English wasn't his first language, but he had such a great grasp on it :
It was great value for money, especially as only at the start and end of the tour/tunnels could any information be found regarding the geology of the place, and there was nothing about the bones or the signs you could find along the way. Highly recommended this tour!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

I'm still amazed how skulls and bones can be so beautiful!

James B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Just as every tour we have taken with Viator, it was outstanding! Our guide was personable, knowledgeable and fun! We definitely think the tour was worthwhile because we heard so many interesting facts that we would have missed had we gone on our own...in addition to the skip the line feature...worth every penny! The only criticism we have is that because of the tight spaces you travel through the group should be smaller. You had to stay right up by the guide to be able to hear everything and that wasn't always possible. A smaller group would let everyone hear and participate.

Laura W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We had a wonderful time. Our tour guide was very informative.

Faizan Hassan United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was an absolutely amazing tour. The catacombs are truly something to be experienced in person.

Michael A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Soooooo happy we skipped the line. And the tour guide was fun as well.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fascinating tour, well worth the time and money,, tour guide was excellent

Darcy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great tour for learning the history of Paris! Daniel our tour guide was outstanding! Very knowledgeable and witty!

Thomas S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fascinating and fun underground tour of Paris. Our guide Randa did an exceptional job of leading an informative and entertaining tour.

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