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Tour code: 6159CATACOMBS
Dig deep into history with a 2-hour underground Paris Catacombs tour. Learn why the bones of more than six million people were deposited under the city in a complex maze of tunnels that you definitely need a guide to navigate. Group size for this tour is limited to 10 people to ensure more personalized attention from your guide.


  • 1.5-hour tour of the Paris Catacombs
  • Take a narrated walking tour of the fascinating underground labyrinth of tombs
  • Hear the story behind the Catacombs from your informative guide
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures a more personalized experience

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What You Can Expect

Small-Group Paris Catacombs Tour

See how Paris solved the problem of overflowing cemeteries in the 18th century on your Catacombs tour

Meet your knowledgeable guide at street level and prepare for a 1.5-hour guided tour of the Paris Catacombs. Head down 130 steps to reach the intricate network of tunnels, and follow your guide through what can be a confusing labyrinth.

Hear stories about how the Paris Catacombs were built as a massive underground cemetery, housing the bones of roughly six million people since the 18th century. Paris' dead were moved en masse from existing cemeteries to the Catacombs from 1786 to 1788. By the early 19th century, the Catacombs had already started to attract tourist attention.

This small-group tour is limited to 10 people, which means you'll have plenty of chances to ask questions of your guide as you walk through the tunnels. It's a unique opportunity to see a side of Paris most people miss.

After 1.5 hours touring the Catacombs, the tour comes to an end back at street level when you climb back up the stairs where you started the tour.

Customer Reviews

Bobbi M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was an awesome tour with a great tour guide. The line to buy tickets was very long so we really enjoyed being able to skip that. Our guide was very informative. I can't imagine this tour without a guide. I was worried about other people's reviews of the 83 steps at the exit, but it wasn't really that bad.

Robin S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

This was a great private tour that covered many great facts. I was very impressed with the guide and would highly recommend this to anyone who goes to France. It was one of the many highlights of my trip.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

We really got the VIP treatment, the guide was excellent and we got to see things the general public did not get to see. Plus, we were so glad to skip the long waiting line outside! This was money well spent.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Very knowledgeable tour guide and enjoyable tour. A must see!

Rich United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

The tour was excellent. Our guide David was terrific and a really nice guy. Very knowledgeable!

Wayne T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Guide knowledgeable .Recommend .

Kathleen S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Fantastic and recommend the tour.

Shannon C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

A little long, but very informative and interesting


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Excellent tour- loved the guide and historical information he provided

Marianne R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2016

Our tour guide turned it into an even better experience than expected! She was respectful of the site but yet made it 'not' a gruesome experience. My 19 year old granddaughter and 23 year old grandson thought she was the BEST! We really lucked out that day!!

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