5 star rating: Highly Recommended 293 Reviews

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)
Paris is known for the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre, but in the City of Lights a darker reality lurks in the infamous catacombs of Paris. This exclusive Skip the Line tour, explores the extensive underground labyrinth that extends beneath the Paris city surface. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 20 people, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line!


  • 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

"Stop! Here is the empire of death." This is the sign that greets you as you enter the underground chambers of the Paris catacombs, eerie resting place of French citizens of the past. Descend deep into the tunnels of Paris and explore over a kilometer of catacombs decorated with human skulls and bones. Discover the extraordinary history of the catacombs and listen to the haunting stories and legends of these galleries of skeletons.

The Paris catacombs were originally limestone quarries, mined for the construction of Paris' most famous buildings and bridges. From the late 1700s the quarries were used to house bodies moved here from the overcrowded cemeteries of Paris. The bones of exhumed bodies were stacked neatly in various rooms creating kilometers of walls composed entirely of human remains.

Access to the catacombs is extremely limited and the long lines can last up to two hours. With privileged Skip the Line access you can avoid the long wait and enjoy a personalized visit with our limited group of just 20 guests per day. Join us and explore Paris as never before on this exclusive Skip the Line tour!


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

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour - guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. A bit long, but overall, really enjoyed this tour. Would never have waited in line, but having the skip the line access with a guide tellling us all about the history made this so worthwhile. My kids absolutely loved this tour, loved the gore of the stories

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Awesome tour guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Fantastic fascinating tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Our guide Avi was super knowledgeable, fun and made it a wonderful experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Great tour! We all loved it! I was worried about being claustrophobic, but honestly our flight over to Paris was far worse than the Catacombs! Our guide, Tina, was awesome. Loved hearing about the history of the Catacombs. What a neat spot!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was perfect! We showed up and there was a 5 hour wait for those who didn't plan ahead. We met with our tour guide who was wonderful and went straight in! Tour was about 1.5 hours and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Interesting visit - enjoyed the tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This was a great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Everyone in our group enjoyed this tour. Beware of the steps. Going down is fairly easy. Going up will be more difficult for someone out of shape or elderly. I will say that my mother was able to do it and steps are hard for her. There are 84 steps up, I believe. And it is a narrow, winding staircase.

There was a line of people waiting to get in who had not purchased a tour. I heard it was over 3 hours long. We met up with our group and went in within 15 minutes.

Wear sensible shoes because you will be walking on uneven paths with rocks and dirt. The catacombs are a bit chilly, but it felt good with all the walking.

Highly recommend. We went with a family group of 8. Youngest was 11 and oldest 64 and everyone loved it.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Very educational. Lots and lots of steps.

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