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  • Address: 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Roi-Tanguy 75014, France
  • Hours: Open Tues - Sun 10am - 5pm
  • Admission: € 8-12 for adults

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Catacombs (Les Catacombes)

In 1785, Paris decided to solve the problem of its overflowing cemeteries by exhuming the bones of the buried and relocating them to the tunnels of several disused quarries, leading to the creation of the Catacombs, basically corridors stacked with bones. They are 65 ft (20 m) underground and contain the remains of six million Parisians. During WWII, the tunnels were used as a headquarters by the Resistance.

The route through the Catacombs begins at a small, dark green Belle Époque-style building in the centre of a grassy area of av Colonel Henri Roi-Tanguy, the new name of place Denfert Rochereau. The exit is at the end of 83 steps on rue Remy Dumoncel, southwest where a guard will check your bag for 'borrowed' bones.

Practical Info

Denfert-Rochereau metro station is on lines 4 and 6. It is also on RER line B so, if you're brave enough, it's easy to get to the catacombs. There are 1.25 miles (2 km) of tunnels and a visit lasts about 45 minutes. You might have to wait if it's busy because numbers allowed in at once are limited. Take something warm to wear.

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Skip The Line Paris Catacombs Tour, Paris, null
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Skip The Line Paris Catacombs Tour

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Explore the mysterious underground world of the Catacombs in Paris on this 2-hour tour. Meet your guide and head underground to enjoy a narrated tour of the ...  Read more

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

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Small-Group Guided Tour of Catacombs in Paris

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Your tour of the haunting Paris Catacombs will take you deep under the city streets to explore more than a kilometer of tunnels that comprise the world’s ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

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Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Small-Group Walking Tour, Paris, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Small-Group Walking Tour

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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 ...  Read more

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

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Catacombs Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour in Paris, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Catacombs Skip-the-Line Small Group Tour in Paris

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Skip the line and descend deep beneath Paris to discover a secret universe in this small group walking tour. Walk among 6 million skeletons in bizarre ...  Read more

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

From USD $78.84
Paris Catacombs: Skip-The-Line Small Group Tour, Paris, Skip-the-Line Tours
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Paris Catacombs: Skip-The-Line Small Group Tour

Skip-The-Line journey into the Catacombs and see a darker side of Paris on a guided walking tour. Go deep under the Paris streets and walk through tunnels made ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Guided tour, Paris, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Guided tour

Explore the haunting and unforgettable Paris Catacombs, while skipping the long entrance line!

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

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Private Tour of the Paris Catacombs, Paris, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Private Tour of the Paris Catacombs

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On this private catacombs tour, you will descend deep underground the streets of Paris to the ancient tombs that house the bodies of more than 6 millions ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $107.41
Paris Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour, Paris, Ghost & Vampire Tours
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Paris Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour

Tour the dark side of Paris, the city of light, on a night-time Ghost and Mystery Walking Tour. Stimulate your imagination and discover a side of Paris known ...  Read more

Location: Paris, France
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

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