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Tour code: 3731CATACOMBS
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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What You Can Expect

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

Laura H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

I thought our guide was excellent! He gave lots of history, background and details on the tour. My kids age 9 and 12 loved it also! I would not visit the catacombs without a guide, since he had so much info to share it really enhanced the tour.

Carolyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fascinating... going on a tour of the catacombs is well worth it and gives an even deeper understanding of the history of Paris. Our tour guide was outstanding!

Theodore T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide Lillia, was very good and the private tour was well worth the added expense to see areas the general public doesn't have access to and to avoid the hours long wait.

John F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guide was exceptional!! Her knowledge and communication skills made the tour so much more enjoyable and educational. The best!!

Saul H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The guide was the best I and #39;ve ever had and I travel a lot...

Frederick F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Wow, what a tour, so much we don and #39;t know, it was a great tour!

Robert K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our guide Lee was excellent! This was the highlight of our trip!

Shelly W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This tour was awesome--one of the highlights of our trip! Our tour guide was Randa and she was the best! Very knowledgeable and VERY entertaining. Skip-the-line was the way to go. There were people in line waiting for three hours. The ticket through Viator was a Godsend--we walked right up and into the catacombs. Highly recommend.

Jaimi H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Surreal experience with knowledgable guide. Very fascinating.

Amy S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Highlight of the trip!
Had the opportunity to review a lot of my French history and learn a lot of new facts on this tour. My guide, Ari, was fantastic. I highly, highly recommend him.

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