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Skip-the-Line: Paris Catacombs Tour with VIP Access to Restricted Areas

Paris, France
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2 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English


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.
  • Small group guided walking tour inside the Paris catacombs
  • Personalized small group tour (maximum 19 people)
  • Skip the line to enter the catacombs and avoid two-hour queues
  • Expert English-speaking guide
The Paris catacombs consist of an extensive underground network of tunnels originally dug as limestone quarries during the building of some of the city’s famous monuments. Beginning in the late 18th century, remains from Paris’ overcrowded cemeteries were exhumed and transported here for storage, with thousands of bones neatly arranged into piles along the walls.
Delve into this eerie underworld with an exclusive small-group tour. Lines to enter the catacombs often exceed 2 hours, but you’ll head to the front of the queue with your knowledgeable guide. A group maximum of 19 people provides a more personalized experience.
Wander through the dimly lit labyrinth that winds beneath the city’s famous streets. Marvel at the stacks of human skeletons that greet you at every turn while your guide illuminates the history of this soul-stirring ‘empire of death.’

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Bethany D
, Apr 2019

Our tour guide, Michelle was early to arrive and easy to find. She was informative while keeping it light and fun. We had a great time!

Richard G
, Apr 2019

Awesome to learn the history about the catacombs and I know the tour has to wind its way from beginning to end but after the first 100,000 sets of bones it becomes a little much. Great guide. She knew her stuff and was very protective of our group.

, Sep 2018

This is a must do tour. We had a LOT of fun walking through the catacombs and learning so much about the history.

Kelley B
, Sep 2018

Leo was fantastic as a tour guide and made this a wonderful experience. She is very knowledgeable and passionate

, Aug 2018

We had a great time visiting the Catacombs with John as our tour guide. It is one of the longest lines in Paris, so not only was it great to skip the line, but also amazing to learn about the history of Paris while inside the catacombs. John was very knowledgeable and did a great job teaching us about the catacombs. I would definitely recommend to anyone going.

Michael R
, Aug 2018

Amazing tour with the best guide ever. Fred was so interesting and so funny. So glad we decided to take this tour.

, Aug 2018

This tour was excellent. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and amusing. Her stories really brought the history to life for us. The additional access was well worth the money!!

, Aug 2018

We were soooo happy to have selected this tour!! When we arrived and saw the huge line snaking down the street I was so happy I had booked us in advance, and thrilled we got to skip the line!!

We went in immediately and our guide Leo was great. She had loads of great details about the catacombs. She also told us lots of interesting stories. She also got us into some areas not available to the general public. I would highly recommend booking this your!!!!

Patrick H
, Aug 2018

Worth going but check the prices before you go. It seems we overpaid significantly booking through Viator.

Elaine S
, Jul 2018

Great tour -- got to go in a lot of areas the general tours don't go - and our guide had a lot of historical knowledge and was patient with everyone's questions....and most importantly, didn't lose anyone! Good tour to do with kids over age 7 or 8.

Product code: 3731CATACOMBS

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