• 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.


  • 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

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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was an awesome tour and a must see place! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. The skip the line was great in avoiding the 4 hour wait. Our entire family loved this tour and would highly recommend it to others.

Robert B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

great tour but not for those that are claustrophobic and cannot climb 10 flights of circular stairs. people should be forewarned of this.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was epic no words can describe what you are about to see. Our guide was awesome. So informative.

Michael D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Very good tour guide was awesome. I regret I forgot his name but he was really knowledgeable and just plain great. A person I spoke to there said it was about a 5 hour wait but we went right through and well worth it.

Mauricio R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great tour we had a really good time hearing about the histroy and seeing some really bones from past departed. Our guide was funny and knowledgeable. Would recommend.

Lisa p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This was awesome. I have been to Paris many times, but first time to the Catacombs. OUr guide was awesome.

Lance C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The guide was great. Funny and full of interesting facts. He Did a great job.

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