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

Highlights

  • 1.5-hour tour of the Paris Catacombs
  • Take a narrated walking tour of the fascinating underground labyrinth of tombs
  • Hear the story behind the Catacombs from your informative guide

What You Can Expect

Skip The Line Paris Catacombs Tour

See how Paris solved the problem of overflowing cemeteries in the 18th century on your Catacombs tour

Meet your knowledgeable guide at street level and prepare for a 1.5-hour guided tour of the Paris Catacombs. Head down 130 steps to reach the intricate network of tunnels, and follow your guide through what can be a confusing labyrinth.
Hear stories about how the Paris Catacombs were built as a massive underground cemetery, housing the bones of roughly six million people since the 18th century. Paris' dead were moved en masse from existing cemeteries to the Catacombs from 1786 to 1788. By the early 19th century, the Catacombs had already started to attract tourist attention.
In this tour, you'll have plenty of chances to ask questions of your guide as you walk through the tunnels. It's a unique opportunity to see a side of Paris most people miss.
After 1.5 hours touring the Catacombs, the tour comes to an end back at street level when you climb back up the stairs where you started the tour.

Customer Reviews

michelesilvis

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

This is a must do in Paris! Our group of 8 enjoyed this tour immensely! The guide was very knowledgable. This place was so much more than we thought it would be!

Laurie M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

The tour was fun and the history was very interesting.

Sandra A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2018

This was a fascinating tour. The catacombs were created because of the overflow of the Paris cemeteries in the late 1700s. They actually brought the bones here and displayed them in artistic presentations. Some people were also buried here but most skeletons were transferred after previous burial. Our guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out many interesting things.

william

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Great experience! Gives access to special areas.

Lauren

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

The tour started on time, we skipped a very long queue and visited areas where the general public has no access. The guide was amazing, while being very knowledgeable made the tour entertaining and the hour and a half passed very quickly.

marylou.hegler

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Well worth the money to book the VIP tour. Avoided a very long line of people waiting to get in - walked right up with our tour at the time allotted. Tour guide was super knowledgeable and made the experience amazing. Got to go into two or three areas that others wandering around on their own were not allowed to go in.

CASSIE

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

This was an amazing experince! It was a small group of people and the guide was very informative. Even my boyfriend had a blast and he hates history! With this guide you will see alot of things you would not normally so i highly recommend it!

Anthony A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Perfect tour. Worth every penny. Knowledgeable guide, and skip the line was very valuable here the line was long and slow moving from what I can see. Very interesting tour, and there are several rooms that we were allowed access to that aren't open to those not in a tour group.

Loved the catacombs, and loved the tour. Top notch tour operator and delivered above and beyond!

lee f

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Exceptional tour , worth every cent .Great commentary , great guide , great history . The best thing in Paris to do . Get a guide , dont just line up as the wait time is ENORMOUS if you dont pre book.

Clinton G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Cool experience. Very educational. Creepy but enjoyable. Be prepared for steps.

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