This was the last tour of our 10 day London/Paris trip and was by far the most interesting and compelling tour of the entire trip. Kaitlyn was an engaging and animated tour guide who brought the history of Paris to life. I highly recommend it.
This was the one thing the kids wanted to do, the two moms, not so much. But we went along gamely. We got stuck in a Yellow Vest Protest on the way there, and were late to the meeting place. Several employees helped us get down to the stairs to catch up with Michelle our guide, shout out to the shorter man with the black hair and beard! and off we went. Michelle was fantastic! So interesting and knowledgeable and we got to go into all sorts of places that are not on the regular tour. Plus, you get to skip the line. It's pricey, but overall, what is your time worth? Having a guide is so worth it, you learn so much and it puts the whole place into context so that you really understand what it is that you are seeing. Michelle is great!
We arrived at the catacombs before our tour time. We could not find our group at the entrance to the catacombs. The employees checked and found that we had been confirmed as present in the group and they had gone in already. Since the group had marked us present, we were not allowed in to catch up.
I attempted to contact Walks customer service and was told that our group should be outside at that time. After failing to contact the tour guide (because they were already underground) customer service hung up on me. After that we could not get through to them again. Luckily, the employees were understanding and allowed us to wait on the "Skip the line" line (for 20 minutes) to get in BUT we still had to repurchase tickets since Walks had taken/used ours. Also contacted viator and they will not refund us so it was just a huge waste of money. Just buy a skip the line pass from somewhere else and save the money and time on line. Even if you go day of, it's only 13 euro at the entrance, the line moves quickly, and you really don't need a guide. We ended up having a great time once we were able to get down there. The bone displays are amazing and there are plenty of infographics with the history and interesting facts about the catacombs. The walk through took about an hour.
I knew to expect rooms upon rooms of bones and skulls. What I did not expect was the excellent narrative by our tour guide who effortlessly spoke about the architecture, history, and politics of the times. He added personal anecdotes and stories that made the tour lively and not feel like a script. Excellent experience. I recommend it without hesitation. Wear comfortable shoes and a light sweater.
This is a fascinating tour! Our guide was excellent and kept our teens engaged with the historical information. It is very literally the coolest place to be on a warm summer day. If you chill in 57 degree weather, bring a jacket.
Charlie was a wonderful tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and interesting. Our group of six people ranged in ages from 14 to 75 years old, and Charlie's stories and his animated delivery of those stories kept everyone more than engaged. He was also young enough to have that cool factor - so my teens thought he was awesome. Well done tour!
Great tour of an interesting time in Paris history
, 6 2019
Rene was a great guide through the catacombs. He was able to describe the history in a way that transports you there. He covered over 1000 years, including the very beginning of Paris. It's a dark history, but Rene ended on a positive note,. He reminded us that our lives today are much happier in comparison. We should always remember to have fun... because we can.
Wonderful and easy way to visit the catacombs! The meetup location was easy to find, you get to skip the crazy long line, and get into special access areas. Our guide was knowledgeable, friendly, and thorough, as well as funny. I really enjoyed this tour and would definitely do it again!
Booked this tour on my first day in Paris and wasn't disappointed. The tour guide Leye was excellent, very informative, and friendly. By booking this tour I was able to skip an approximate 2 hour line in pouring rain and get right in. This tour was a very unique experience and the catacombs are a very important art of the history of Paris. The tour was @ 2 hours long and allowed access to areas not available to the general public. It was very informative and a little creepy at the same time. It is @ 130 steps down into the tunnels and another 130 back out. The tunnels are well lit and the path is easily walkable. There are some low ceilings you have to be careful of, some slippery areas, and areas where you must walk single file. Our guide provided a lot of information on when and why the cemeteries of Paris were emptied out and the bodies moved to these old quarries, and I found it very informative. I would definitely recommend this tour when in Paris.