Paris Catacombs (Les Catacombes) Tours

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The Paris Catacombs (Les Catacombes) 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.
 
The Basics
A Catacombs tour takes you 135 feet (20 meters) below ground to explore this subterranean world of skeletal remains. You’ll cover just under one mile (1.5 km), which takes about 45 minutes. The Catacombs of Paris aren’t usually part of standard city tours, so they’re often experienced on a standalone tour. Book a skip-the-line ticket to bypass the queue, or make your sightseeing even easier by selecting combo admission to both the Catacombs and the Eiffel Tower.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Buy a ticket in advance to avoid waiting in a long line; visitors are limited to 200 at a time.
  • You may want to bring a layer, as the temperature is 57° F (14° C) in the Catacombs.
  • There is no cloakroom, so bring only what you want to carry with you.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes—you’ll go down 130 steps and up 83 steps to return to street level.
  • The Catacombs tour is not for everyone—you will be underground and see human bones, so it's not recommended for those with sensitive disposition or young children. And unfortunately, the site is not accessible for those with limited mobility or recommended for those with heart or respiratory problems.

How to Get There
The Catacombs are located in Paris' 14th arrondissement. The Denfert-Rochereau metro and RER station puts you right by the entrance on Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy.

When to Get There
The Catacombs are open every day except Mondays and some bank holidays. The experience is the same by day and in the evening, as you’re underground and the lighting is artificial. For fewer crowds, book a morning visit.

Other Things to Do in the 14th Arrondissement
This section of Paris is not the city’s most visited, as it’s away from the Seine near the southern edge of the city limits. If you’re making the trip to visit the Catacombs, take advantage of being in the 14th to check out other attractions such as the 56th-floor observation deck of Tour Montparnasse or Montparnasse Cemetery, where writers and intellectuals such as Charles Baudelaire, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Simone de Beauvoir are buried.
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Address: 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Roi-Tanguy, Paris, Ile-de-France 75014, France
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Admission: € 8-12 for adults
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Skip The Line 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.
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Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour

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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Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Small-Group Walking Tour

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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Private Catacombs Tour in Paris

Filled with bones and skulls of Parisians past, the Catacombs provide a spooky alternative to the monuments and museums of Paris. With this tour, you'll get to skip the entry lines and head straight to the heart of this subterranean attraction, where your knowledgeable guide will show you special areas of the attraction not usually accessible to the public.
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Catacombs of Paris Skip-the-Line Tour with Special Access

See sections of the Catacombs of Paris that aren't typically open to the public on this 2-hour tour with skip-the-line access. With a guide, you'll descend below the city streets to explore a maze of tunnels that hold the skeletal remains of millions of Parisians, transferred there during the 18th and 19th centuries. As you go, listen to stories and facts about this macabre attraction and hear about the French monarchy and revolution. Select your preferred tour time when booking.
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Catacombs Skip-the-Line Guided Tour

With this exclusive skip-the-line access, discover the Catacombs, Paris’ underground cemetery. Wind through corridors of these former quarries, see the bones of millions of people, and learn the history behind the city’s largest cemetery. Your in-the-know guide takes you into sections not open to the general public, making this 90-minute tour one of the most difficult tickets to secure in Paris. Enjoy clear, guided narration through a provided headset.
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Semi-Private Catacombs of Paris Restricted Access Tour

Explore the Catacombs of Paris on a small-group tour limited to only six 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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Catacombs Guided Tour - Skip the Line access

Skip the long lines with easy access to the Catacombs. Explore these underground tunnels and learn their fascinating history as a solution to the overcrowded cemeteries of Paris. Follow your guide through this subterranean world of skulls and other human remains dating back to the 18th century. This tour grants you rare access to typically forbidden parts of the Catacombs.
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