5 star rating: Highly Recommended 321 Reviews

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

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

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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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 October 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

We arrived late due to the Metro breaking down or something, they told us nothing in English. Luckily a guide was standing at the entrance and talked the workers to let us in. We were so thankful for that alone. Once we met up with our group, we had the most awesome time. We loved our guide, and the tour was well worth the extra money, if for nothing else to cut the line. But, if we hadn't taken the tour, I'm sure that the Catacombs would not have been nearly as interesting without all of the background information.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Excellent informative guide with much history to share

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Outstanding Tour and Tour Guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Really interesting tour with a great tour guide young American lady named Randa who was super enthusiatic about her topic and gave lost of interesting information about the history of Paris, not just the catacombs. I also loved that she made us stop and think about how valuable our own lives are and how we should appreciate being able to still go on tours such as this, among the - yes! Peaceful - remains of. 6 million Parisians. Highly recommended!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Awesome tour and guide. He was full of knowledge especially for not being from France. Definitely recommend booking a tour and not try to enter on your own unless you want to wait in line for awhile. Not recommended for people that may be claustrophobic or small children.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Not only was our tour incredibly interesting, but we learned so much from Avi, our awesome tour guide! The line to enter were really long so it was nice to simply show up, then proceed with our small group tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

The catacombs are eerily beautiful, but visiting them would not have been as interesting without this tour. Our tour guide, Tina, was great. She managed to keep the attention of everyone in our group and even a few not with the tour who stopped to listen to her a time or two. She has a wonderful personality and charm, which just draws you in. I've been on other tours and this in not always the case. The personality of the tour guide is what makes for a great tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Highly recommended. No waiting in line, tour guide was very informative, and the catacombs were exactly what I was hoping for!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Our tour guide was awesome. Very knowledgeable and fun. Highly recommend this tour!

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