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

Small-Group Paris Catacombs Tour

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

Cheryl H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was crazy to say the least - really amazing, more than a little disturbing, and humbling. I highly recommend this tour! After all the opulence of the Louvre and Versailles this brought things back into perspective.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

An interesting tour! Learned the history behind the catacombs and got to hear about interesting people that are buried here.

Naomi N Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Really interesting tour. Just be careful of the wet ground and be prepared for the 83 steps straight up a tight spiral staircase to get out.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

This tour was very interesting. Our tour guide Tuc was very good and knowledgable about the catacombs.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Fantastic, the place was amazing.Everyone should go and see it.

James M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

A very interesting tour. Our guide give insights that were as entertaining as they were valuable. Be prepared to do some very serious stair climbing. At the end of the tour there is an eighty-three step circular stair adventure that is not for those who are in less than good shape physically.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide was very informative. Take in the enormity of what this is, respect where you are and you will realise how worthwhile this tour is.

Stephen R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Simply the best

Dawn S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Very informative and well worth the money. The details and background information you get from the tour you won't find that much information on the history of the catacombs anywhere. Highly recommend the tour.

Paula E

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Our guide was very informed and the tour was interesting. There was a long line we skipped so it was definitely worth it!

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