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

Roderick M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Alberto was our guide and his knowledge of the Catacombs was incredible. I also liked the fact that he mentioned the movie, and #34;As above, so below and #34; which is based on the catacombs of Paris, not necessary a true story but was impressed he knew about it. I highly recommend this tour!

rglovett United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Not to be missed. The was amazing and creepy. You definitely want to skip the lines because a long line had formed when we got there, and we just went right in. But you also get the benefit of a knowledgeable tour guide. Our guide was great. She gave us lot of insights on both the history of the Catacombs and the current activities in the Catacombs. She might even have participated in a few recent activities!

Sharon H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Great tour guide - informative, interesting, fun! My 10 year old son thought it was awesome!

Barbara B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

The Guide was very informative

Michelle W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great tour

Dharmesh P

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Great tour. Very educational.

Kim L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Our guide was super funny and told really interesting stories. The tour was great despite the tight space and I would definitely recommend it.

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!

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