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

Highlights

  • 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

What You Can Expect

Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Small-Group Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Small Group Walking Tour

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.’

Customer Reviews

garykell422

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

What a cool place!! Our guide was British, but knew EVERYTHING about the catacombs. He took us to locations the public don't normally get to see. He was funny AND informative. This was the highlight of our vacation in Paris. You MUST go on this tour.

Chad K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

Really, really fun tour! The line was around the block when we arrived - so glad we did the skip the line option! Our guide was funny, the tour was fascinating, and I felt like we got to see a whole hidden side of Paris!

Tia'ron United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

This was my 1 stop when traveling to Paris, thanks to the movie As above below. Great tour, guide and tour company! Felt very intimate and personal even though there were quite a few attendees. Also the perks of skipping the lines which is long, is perfecto.

Kerri Louise B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

May sound morbid or macabre but a great tour! Truly amazing the back story and our guide Brad was wonderful. The steps going down to the catacombs, can be tricky for some people due to the spiral staircase. It's very cool down in the catacombs so you may want to bring a light sweater / shirt along. It's truly incredible how many bones there are down here but at the end of the day....it doesn't matter if you are rich or poor your bones are with all kinds of class. Which is funny when you think about how much emphasis the rich placed on their lives and how they looked down their noses at the lower class. Ha, the joke is on them as they are all together,

You are not allowed to use a flash as it can damage the bones. There is lighting but it's not very bright.

Nikke J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This tour was great and completely worth the price to skip the line. During my trip, the line extended for probably a multi-hour wait. The catacombs were amazing. A must see if you're in Paris!

Lisa United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

So thankful we booked this tour. Skipped VERY long line, had an English speaking guide who had wonderful stories. We had access to a few areas not accessible to others.

lirving

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This tour was awesome as was our guide Ferret (sorry if I spelled your name wrong). He was informative and told many a tale. You must book this tour - don’t queue or you will be waiting an average of 2-3 hours to get in as they only let in a certain number at a time. Besides we saw so much more.

Mark B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Ferret, our tour guide was wonderful. He was animated and knowledgeable and really good with the kids on the tour. My son aptly called the catacombs creepy. These are way creepier than the ones in Rome. We learned a lot and the guide was great, but we were very glad to get back above ground. Not one of my favorite sites in Paris.

Colin Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

The tour was amazing and our guide was very knowledgeable. It was not morbid or scary but just very interesting with the description of the construction and how it all came about.
We would recommend that you take an organised skip the line tour, as there was a cue already around the block waiting to get to the entrance. The people at the end of the line were advised it would take 4 hours for them to get to the entrance. They only allow a maximum number of people underground at any time.

Elisabeth M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was an amazing tour and definitely allowed us to skip the lines! Our guide was really knowledgeable and taught us a lot about the catacombs in Paris!

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