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Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris) Tours and Tickets

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The Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris) date back to the 1700s, when the ossuary was formed from an old underground quarry. Over the years, more and more remains were brought here from overcrowded cemeteries to make room for the city's development, up until 1860. For those with an interest, it’s a fascinating look at a former burial practice.

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Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour

Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour

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Venture beneath the City of Light to explore the dark underworld of the Paris Catacombs. Skip the entrance lines and head inside this fantastically macabre tunnel system filled with the skeletal remains of more than 6 million Parisians. Hear about the remarkable construction of the catacombs from an expert guide as you walk past ornate chambers piled with decorative arrangements of bones, and gain special access to chapels and chambers closed to the general public. Group size is limited to 19.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$89.04
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Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Ticket and Audio-Guide

Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Ticket and Audio-Guide

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Discover the dark side of the “City of Lights” with pre-booked admission tickets to the Paris Catacombs. Skip-the-line entry lets you beat the rush and jump to the front of the entrance queue. Wander through tunnels and rooms decorated in the human bones and skulls of millions of Parisians. Tickets include an audio headset with commentary available in three languages.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 15 minutes
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$46.64
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Self-guided tour in Paris with Skip the Line access to The Catacombs of Paris
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Self-guided tour in Paris with Skip the Line access to The Catacombs of Paris

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Discover the ossuary located below street level, and which holds the remains of some 6 million Parisians, on this flexible, self-led audio tour. Choose from multiple convenient booking times, make your own way to the Catacombs, and skip the long entry lines with your pre-bought tickets. Once inside, make use of the smartphone app to go on a self-led audio tour—and receive access to five other self-guided Paris audio tours, too.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$49.82
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Paris Catacombs Reserved Access Tour

Paris Catacombs Reserved Access Tour

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Explore Paris’ underground “Empire of the Dead”—and learn all about this singular landmark’s history—on this self-guided audio tour. Choose from multiple convenient start times throughout the day, make your own way to the Paris Catacombs, and save time with your skip-the-line tickets. Once inside, you’ll explore at your own pace via audio tour, and can immerse yourself in the sight’s macabre ambiance and rich past.
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  • 1 hour 45 minutes
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$66.78
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Skip-the-Line: Paris Catacombs Tour with VIP Access to Restricted Areas
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Skip-the-Line: Paris Catacombs Tour with VIP Access to Restricted Areas

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Discover the darker side of the City of Lights with this skip-the-line tour of the famed catacombs of Paris. Explore these fascinating underground passageways lined with the bones of thousands of former Parisians and learn the history of the mesmerizing and macabre labyrinth. Bypass the long lines for this popular attraction and enjoy personalized attention in a small group limited to 19 people.
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  • 2 hours
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Catacombs of Paris Semi-Private VIP Restricted Access Tour
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Catacombs of Paris Semi-Private VIP Restricted Access Tour

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Explore the Catacombs of Paris on a small-group tour limited to only seven people. With this skip-the-line admission, you can avoid the typically long ticket queue at one of Paris' most fascinating attractions, and learn about the history of the underground burial site with a guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$129.16
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Paris Catacombs Semi-Private Tour with VIP Access
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Paris Catacombs Semi-Private Tour with VIP Access

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Known as “the empire of death” and home to the remains of some 6 million Parisians, the Paris Catacombs are lined with centuries-old skeletons—and are one of the city’s spookiest sights. On this small-group, skip-the-line tour, you’ll get to explore the medieval tunnels, view hidden chambers most tourists miss, learn about the landmark’s revolutionary and wartime history, and even stumble upon a resident ghost or two.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Paris Catacombs Kids and Families Tour

Paris Catacombs Kids and Families Tour

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Getting kids excited about history can be a challenge, but this private tour is tailor-made for families with children of any age. Avoid the long queues with skip-the-line entrance to the Catacombs of Paris, explore the fascinating underground tunnels and tombs, and enjoy an entertaining and educational commentary from your guide.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$327.55
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Paris with Kids Custom Private Half-Day Tour
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Paris with Kids Custom Private Half-Day Tour

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Visiting Paris with kids in tow? This private half-day tour is specially designed for families, with a focus on child-friendly activities and a guide who knows how to keep all members of the family entertained. Discover Paris attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, and Notre Dame Cathedral as a family, stop at kid-friendly attractions such as the Luxembourg gardens or a Harry Potter shop, or cool off with an ice cream along the way.
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  • 1 minute to 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$188.68
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Paris Catacombs Skip The Line Walking Guided Tour

Paris Catacombs Skip The Line Walking Guided Tour

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Dig deep into history with an 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.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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Paris Catacombs Private Tour with Top-rated Alberto Local Guide

Paris Catacombs Private Tour with Top-rated Alberto Local Guide

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Venture underground to discover the Catacombs of Paris, a labyrinth of medieval tunnels beneath the streets of Paris. Follow your local guide, Alberto, on a subterranean walking tour, exploring about one mile (1.5km) of tunnels. Learn all about the eerie yet fascinating site, and visit the notorious ossuary, home to the remains of around six million Parisians.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Paris Catacombs Ticket with Direct Access Tour

Paris Catacombs Ticket with Direct Access Tour

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On April 7, 1786, it was renamed "Paris Municipal Ossuary," and the term "Catacombs" was coined in honor of the Roman catacombs, which had piqued the public's interest since their discovery. The Catacombs were first opened to the public by appointment in 1809. Get Ahead Of The Curve Four languages are available for audio tours of the Paris catacombs. Priority access to the Catacombs of Paris Allow one hour for this 1.5-kilometer round. There are 131 stairs to descend and 112 steps to ascend at the Paris Catacombs.
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  • 2 hours
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Paris Catacombs Tour

Paris Catacombs Tour

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Visit one of Paris’ most distinctive and macabre landmarks, and enjoy a seamless way to explore, on this tour of the Paris Catacombs. Meet your guide at the landmark, grab a headset to hear them clearly and, thanks to your skip-the-line-access, head right inside. Home to the bones of 6 million Parisians, the subterranean Catacombs date back centuries. Learn all about the history, explore the many winding tunnels, and even venture into corners that are normally off-limits to visitors.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Discover Underground Paris Catacombs for Kids & Families w Local Guide Alberto

Discover Underground Paris Catacombs for Kids & Families w Local Guide Alberto

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Designed with the littlest travelers in mind, this private, family-friendly tour of the Catacombs of Paris explores the sprawling ossuary complex in a way that kids can understand. Skip-the-line admission tickets are included, letting you bypass long wait times at the entrance. Listen to entertaining commentary on the underground attraction, putting the spooky site in historical context,
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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Paris Catacombs Timed-Entrance Tour

Paris Catacombs Timed-Entrance Tour

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The history of the Paris Catacombs starts in the eighteenth century. Starting in 1809, the Catacombs were opened to the public. Since their creation, the Catacombs have aroused curiosity. Enjoy a Skip the line as your experienced English-speaking guide tells you about the history of catacombs as well as some mythology and anecdotes about them. Learn about the history and stories of the Catacombs. Learn how to become a member of Paris's most exclusive attraction. In the Paris Catacombs, there are 131 steps to go down and 112 steps to climb up. For this 1.5 km circuit, plan on an hour-long visit. See thousands of human remains in Paris’s sprawling underground cemetery. Explore 2 Hours English Speak guide.
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  • 2 hours
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Paris Catacombs Exclusive Guided tour

Paris Catacombs Exclusive Guided tour

Descend to a hidden world of dark catacombs underneath the colourful streets of Paris. Explore dimly-lit tunnels with the help of a professional guide and listen to curious tales about the world's largest catacomb system. Examine how skulls and bones were arranged neatly in rows, and admire the exquisite wall carvings of the Sculptures de Décure. Get your tickets to the Paris Catacombs and embark on a unique trip six feet under! ✅ Submerge yourself beneath the surface of the city streets. ✅ Expert guide. ✅ Skip the line priority access. ✅ 2 hours of exclusive guide tour. ✅ Explore the intricate network of tunnels which comprise the Paris Catacombs. ✅ Learn more about the events which led to the creation of one of Europe's largest communal burial grounds. ✅ Step inside parts of the Catacombs rarely seen by the public. ✅ Immerse yourself in the 'Empire of the Dead' and hear the story behind the structure.
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  • 2 hours
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Paris Catacombs Reserved Access Tour

Paris Catacombs Reserved Access Tour

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On April 7, 1786, it was renamed "Paris Municipal Ossuary," and the term "Catacombs" was coined in honor of the Roman catacombs, which had piqued the public's interest since their discovery. The Catacombs were first opened to the public by appointment in 1809. Get Ahead Of The Curve Four languages are available for audio tours of the Paris catacombs. Priority access to the Catacombs of Paris Allow one hour for this 1.5-kilometer round. There are 131 stairs to descend and 112 steps to ascend at the Paris Catacombs.
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  • 2 hours
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Skip-the-Line Tickets for the Catacombs of Paris
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Skip-the-Line Tickets for the Catacombs of Paris

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Skip the purchase and access lines and scan your ticket from your mobile device. Do not miss this incredible experience and visit this historic and representative site of Paris.
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  • 45 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes
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Catacombs Tour in Paris

Catacombs Tour in Paris

Head into the subterranean Catacombs of Paris with a certified guide by booking this tour. You'll get skip-the-line access via a special entrance to the popular attraction and a headset to hear your guide more quickly. As you explore the skull-and-bone-lined catacombs, you'll get the chance to learn all about the history of this eerie attraction and visit special areas that are off-limits to most visitors.
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  • 2 hours
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Paris Catacombs Guided Tour With VIP Access To Restricted Areas

Paris Catacombs Guided Tour With VIP Access To Restricted Areas

On April 7, 1786, it was renamed "Paris Municipal Ossuary," and the term "Catacombs" was coined in honor of the Roman catacombs, which had piqued the public's interest since their discovery. The Catacombs were first opened to the public by appointment in 1809. Get Ahead Of The Curve with this guided tour of the Paris catacombs. Priority access to the Catacombs of Paris Allow 2 hours for this 1.5-kilometer round. There are 131 stairs to descend and 112 steps to ascend at the Paris Catacombs.
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  • 2 hours
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Tootbus Paris Discovery + By Night
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Tootbus Paris Discovery + By Night

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Discover the beauty of Paris with this comprehensive Hop-On-Hop-Off tour. Choose from 4 routes with 38 stops all over the city. Set your own pace and hop off at major attractions like the Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, and Montmartre, spending as much time as you like in each place. Opt for a 1.5-hour night tour to see the sights of Paris illuminated.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$62.54
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Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Ticket with In-App Audio Tour
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Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Ticket with In-App Audio Tour

Explore the labyrinth of underground tunnels hidden beneath the streets of the capital of France. Visit the Paris Ossuary and see galleries filled with bones of millions of Parisians. Learn the fascinating stories behind this unique site. Immerse yourself into the dark and romantic atmosphere of the Paris underground world. The mobile app helps you explore the Catacombs of Paris with a private audio tour (included). You will have a fast-track entrance with a PDF ticket we will send to you. Our audio guide will lead you through the twisted passageways of the Catacombs and tell you about the secrets buried there along with the bones. The audio guide on the mobile app is the best way to enjoy the tour at your own pace and be independent of a group tour. The mobile app is available on App Store and Google Play and works offline. Enjoy your party only!
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Paris Catacombs Tour with Reserved Access
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Paris Catacombs Tour with Reserved Access

“Paris Municipal Ossuary” on April 7, 1786, and, from that time forward, took on the mythical name of “Catacombs”, in reference to the Roman catacombs, which had fascinated the public since their discovery. Starting in 1809, the Catacombs were opened to the public by appointment. 200 persons can visit the Site at a time, entrance to the Catacombs is severely limited. As a result, lines can be quite long, with wait times of up to two hours possible. You can take advantage of exclusive online access to make the most of this tailored visit while also saving time and energy. -Explore the spooky underground maze of the Paris Catacombs -Enjoy a skip the line access -Priority entry to Paris Catacombs -In the Paris Catacombs, there are 131 steps to go down and 112 steps to climb up. -Explore 2 Hours English Speak guide. -See thousands of human remains in Paris’s sprawling underground cemetery. -For this 1.5 km circuit, plan on an hour-long visit.
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  • 2 hours
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Paris Essentials - Eiffel, Seine River, Louvre, Catacombs With Multiple Options

Paris Essentials - Eiffel, Seine River, Louvre, Catacombs With Multiple Options

If you´re short on time and want to visit Paris in one day this is a perfect itinerary for you. Of course it is impossible to visit the whole city in one day! However you will be visit all key places which makes Paris famous worldwide. Tour Highlights: • Guided visit to the Eiffel Tower (Includes elevator access to the Summit - The top level of Eiffel). • Audio guided visit at the Louvre museum (Closed on Tuesday). • Visit Tuileries Garden located between the Louvre and the Place de la Concorde. * Seine River Cruise with on board commentary. * Audio guided visit of Catacombs (Closed on Monday). * Option to add unlimited public transportation delivered to your hotel/accommodation. Please note Catacombs is closed on Monday and Louvre is closed on Tuesday. If you´re booking on of those days we can schedule it for the following day or a day before. Alternatively we can also substitute with a different experience of you choice!
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  • 3 hours
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris) costs USD 46.64. Guided Paris Catacombs (Catacombes de Paris) tours start around USD 46.64 per person.