• 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.


  • 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

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.

Mayes W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

The tour guide was excellent. Very knowledgeable. you can tell that he has passion for the history and culture of the city and it shows in his narration. Definitely worth the money!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

What an amazing experience! We went on the two-hour tour of the Catacombes led by Leo she's a great tour guide, BTW in English. The history of the place is so incredibly deep and having a tour guide able to answer questions, point out interesting tidbits, and take us to parts of the tunnels not on the regular tour was perfect. Would HIGHLY recommend to anyone considering checking out the Catacombes and wanting a bit more than just the standard visit.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This was a fascinating tour with a guide who was clearly passionate about the catacombs, their past and current history. We learned about their history as a quarry, as well as the later use for re-interring the bones of deceased from Paris cemeteries that were collapsing into the streets and houses. We also heard interesting facts about other uses - storing wine and beer, even holding concerts! - and the work that still goes on to shore them up and preserve them. In addition, booking the tour meant that we skipped the very very long queue, which was taking about 2 1/2 hours on the day we went. I would thoroughly recommend it.

Elizabeth J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

I took the Skip the Line Catacombs tour in Paris. An amazing guide named Leo took us through the catacombs and explained the history and pointed out so many interesting things. We were able to go in areas not on the regular tour since we had a guide. Leo even let me use her phone to call my husband. It is a must when visiting Paris and I would absolutely suggest a skip the line tour since the line to get in was incredibly long. Enjoy!

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