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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.


  • 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

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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

jess Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

very informative, but also a little creepy- which i loved :


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

This tour was amazing!

Atreish R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Very fun

Sarah W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

This tour is fantastic!

The guide was great and it is an amazing sight to see, the queues are very long at the sight so I highly recommend purchasing this tour..

A must see in Paris.

Graham B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

A well conducted tour with the experience a once in a lifetime. The millions of bodies bones here and the method of storage of their bones is a sight to see. The catacombs seem to go on forever, however, the overall burial has been well planned and methodically undertaken over the years. Our tour guide was well experienced and provided good commentary along the way. A fascinating tour and whilst one could see this as morbid, it really is a very interesting tour to undertake. Well worth the experience.

David R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Can't remember our guide's name, but he was very nice and extremely knowledgeable and gave lots of great info! It was really nice to have access to some of the exclusive areas not available to the general public. Just know that if you are at all claustrophobic, the catacombs will not be for you. Also, the stairs down and then back up are quite steep and uneven and will have your heart racing.

Ann B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

The catacombs tour was fantastic! It is a must see... well, if you have a budding archeologist in the family that is. Our guide as excellent in explaining everything where we would be walking and how important it was to stay together. Mundane maybe, but important on this for keeping us all together. Great information and history. There was nothing that felt creepy a little surprisingly, I thought.

Be SURE to book this tour! People were waiting very long times to get in.

Cindi H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

My 20 year old son and I took this tour together. It was well done. And even though it was January there was a long line to get in. Glad we had skip the line and the tour guide. It wasn't as gruesome as I was worried it might be.

Bonnie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017



5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

this was amazing the guide was very good and informative. would do this again

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