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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 20 people.

Highlights

  • Small group guided walking tour inside the Paris catacombs
  • Personalized small group tour (maximum 20 people)
  • Skip the line to enter the catacombs and avoid two-hour queues
  • Expert English-speaking guide

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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 20 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.’

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Customer Reviews

Justin O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour is one of the coolest and cannot imagine comparing to another of it's kind. Lot of great history below the city and our guide was more than informed on all the history that has taken place below. This is a must do tour for all who are visiting the city of Paris.

Amber M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2016

This tour is a must! The line was extremely long on my visit so skipping the line was worthwhile. You also gain access to other parts of the catacombs not open to the public when booking a tour. Felix was a great guide!

Allison S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Awesome tour. Our guide Alberto was fantastic. The chance some parts of the catacombs you can only see on this kind of tour was well worth the money. Highly recommend this tour.

luke s

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Spooky and satisfying. wonderful tour, great outing but the last stairway climb leaves you next to a defibbulator-for a good reason!

Kathleen H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Hands down, the best money we spent on our trip in Paris. We had heard ahead of time that the line to get in can be very long and it wasn't an exaggeration. We walked up and the line went around the block, and we were told the wait for the line was 3-4 hours. We were so happy to be able to cut the line. But honestly, the best part was having a tour guide. Our guide, Charlie, was great very knowledgeable and personable and he seemed to like the subject matter a lot and had a lot of good stories we wouldn't have gotten on our own. It was also nice to be with a smaller group so it didn't seem really cramped. It might seem like a high ticket price, but it is so worth it! The catacombs really are a unique experience you won't forget.

Leslie J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Our tour guide was originally from Texas and was such a great story teller. She really made the tour fascinating. I have shared the highlights with many friends and recommend this tour strongly.

Kelly R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2016

Probably the best tour I took while in Paris. So very interesting! Had a great tour guide, Alberto. If you do nothing else, DO THIS TOUR!

Robyn B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This was a fantastic tour! The line to get into the catacombs is very long, so it was lovely to be whisked to the front and let in immediately.

Our guide, Charlie, was fantastic! He was enthusiastic and knowledgeable and very entertaining. He clearly knew his stuff.

Kelley I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

This tour was excellent! We got to see parts that are not open to the public and skipping the line was worth it. Our tour guide, Alberto, was fabulous. We highly recommend this!!

Louise A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2016

Great guide, I learnt so much - great tour!

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