• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 103.96 View price calendar

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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.


  • 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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

This is a must do tour. We had a LOT of fun walking through the catacombs and learning so much about the history.

Kelley B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2018

Leo was fantastic as a tour guide and made this a wonderful experience. She is very knowledgeable and passionate


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

We had a great time visiting the Catacombs with John as our tour guide. It is one of the longest lines in Paris, so not only was it great to skip the line, but also amazing to learn about the history of Paris while inside the catacombs. John was very knowledgeable and did a great job teaching us about the catacombs. I would definitely recommend to anyone going.

Michael R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Amazing tour with the best guide ever. Fred was so interesting and so funny. So glad we decided to take this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

This tour was excellent. Our guide was incredibly knowledgeable and amusing. Her stories really brought the history to life for us. The additional access was well worth the money!!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

We were soooo happy to have selected this tour!! When we arrived and saw the huge line snaking down the street I was so happy I had booked us in advance, and thrilled we got to skip the line!!

We went in immediately and our guide Leo was great. She had loads of great details about the catacombs. She also told us lots of interesting stories. She also got us into some areas not available to the general public. I would highly recommend booking this your!!!!

Patrick H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2018

Worth going but check the prices before you go. It seems we overpaid significantly booking through Viator.

Elaine S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Great tour -- got to go in a lot of areas the general tours don't go - and our guide had a lot of historical knowledge and was patient with everyone's questions....and most importantly, didn't lose anyone! Good tour to do with kids over age 7 or 8.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

Loved this tour! Fred was amazing and the tour was well worth it. Very informative and well worth cutting the line and getting the extra info!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2018

The Catacombs tour was very interesting and well organized. I would advise getting the skip the line ticket as there was a very long line when we entered the Catacombs and it was even longer when we were finished with our tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and the group small so that we could all hear and see what the guide was talking about. I would recommend this tour.

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