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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  90 minutes (approx.)
Enjoy fast-track entry to the mysterious Catacombs of Paris on this 1.5-hour tour. As one of the city's most compelling attractions, the catacombs often draw long entrance queues, but you and your expert guide will get to bypass the crowds and jump the line, saving you time (and a headache). Descend the steps and discover the intriguing underground tunnels lined with millions of skulls and bones, and hear of their fascinating history.

Numbers are limited to nine on this small-group tour, so you enjoy a more personalized experience.


  • 1.5-hour tour of the Catacombs of Paris
  • Beat the queues and enjoy skip-the-line entry to this popular Paris attraction
  • Explore the alluring underground labyrinth of skulls and bones with an expert guide
  • Learn about the history and significance of the catacombs
  • Small-group tour limited to nine people to ensure a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Paris Catacombs Small-Group Tour

See the remains of more than six million people in the Catacombs of Paris

Meet your guide at the Catacombs of Paris, skip the entrance line and head straight inside to explore the mysterious underground ossuary. The catacombs may not be for the faint of heart, but they are certainly worth the visit.

Descend 130 steps to the subterranean cemetery and begin exploring the labyrinth of passageways, filled with curious nooks and crannies. Hear about the history of the catacombs from your knowledgeable guide — once stone mines, the network of tunnels were developed into a vast burial tomb in the 18th century after Paris' cemeteries became overcrowded. Today they are home to the remains of approximately six million people.

Wander along winding tunnels lined floor-to-roof with the skulls and bones of the dead. Listen as your guide relays some of the stories relating to this historic burial ground, and soak up the catacombs’ otherworldly atmosphere.

After 1.5 hours exploring the Catacombs of Paris, ascend back to street level to conclude your tour.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

This is another attraction that if you want to see it and didn't travel all the way to Paris to stand in line all day a pre booked skip the line tour is the best option.
We arrived for our 10:30am tour time, during the so called slow period the middle of winter and the line was 1 1/2 times around the block we went straight to the front of the line. After finishing our tour people were stating they were waiting 6 hours to get in.
The tour it self was great also, the guide was friendly, very informative, easy to understand, he answered any questions and it moved along at a good pace. He even took group photos for us. Once on the tour its one of the attractions that is not over crowded at least with the living.
I kind of liked at one point he politely moved some people along that tried to join our group letting them know we paid extra to hear him explain the story of the Catacombs.
Well worth the cost and can not imagine trying to see the Catacombs without a guided tour.
Would definitely do again!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2014

Awesome tour and guide. The guide was very informative and made the experience wonderful. The catacombs are a must see in Paris and this skip the line private tour made our experience unforgettable!

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