• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 111.47 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 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!

Ricki E. M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Outstanding guide who told us the history and interesting stories about the Catacombs.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

we missed the tour due to illness that day

Robert G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Skip the Line was a must the lines were so long this saved me hours of waiting in line, the Catacombs are awesome a must see in Paris

Pat O

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We had the most incredible time! John, our guide, was so knowledgeable and welcoming. He showed us things in the catacombs we will never forget. Can't recommend taking the tour, and if you can get John you will be in for an amazing experience!

Jacqueline W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour had a small group. Our guide was great and went slow enough so that you could sneak a picture here and there.

Peggy R H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This is a fantastic tour that took 2 hours. Our family of 5 including sons 18, 19 and 19 yrs of age joined roughly 12 others for this small tour. At first I was concerned it was too large a group for the space, but it was fine. Our guide, Randa, was terrific at providing historic information in a dynamic way. She also did a great job of being flexible as the Catacombs accidentally booked 2 small group tours at the same time and she modified her tour accordingly--but we didn't feel short-changed. This is a great thing to do as a tourist in the winter and a great thing to do with teens.

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