• Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 94.25 View price calendar

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Venture beneath the City of Light to explore the dark underworld of the Paris Catacombs. Skip the entrance lines and head inside this fantastically macabre tunnel system filled with the skeletal remains of more than 6 million Parisians. Hear about the remarkable construction of the catacombs from an expert guide as you walk past ornate chambers piled with decorative arrangements of bones, and gain special access to chapels and chambers closed to the general public. Group size is limited to 19.


  • Discover the Catacombs, Paris underground cemetery with your local expert guide

  • Explore the Catacombs with a small group tour of 19 people or fewer

  • Skip the long lines and walk directly into the Catacombs

What You Can Expect

Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour

Discover the Catacombs of Paris!

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Amazing Amazing Tour! We loved our guide and he was THE BEST GUIDE WE HAD WHILE IN PARIS! The guide's name was FERIT. He played music during the tour. He allowed us to take pictures. We felt safe and immersed in the experience the entire time. He translated some of the sayings while on the tour. He had a lot of knowledge about the history of the Catacombs and the things that are presently going on inside of the Catacombs. We were able to go into areas that the general public didn't have access to which was pretty cool. The company even offers free tea, coffee, or baked goods if the tour is running late for any reason which we all declined but it was cool for them to offer.

Marsha B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

EXCELLENT. Our tour guide was phenomenal and provided so much great information about the history of the catacombs. Once again, book the skip the line tour AND the special access. If you just go and book a ticket regularly, you will miss out on certain sections not open to the regular public and have to wait in a long queue. Lots of bones and skulls in the ossuary which is a spectacular sight to see. I forgot the name of our guide but she was a MA or PhD student and did a great job.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

This Tour was AMAZING!! Our tour guide, Daniel, was fantastic. The Catacombs themselves were so very interesting, but touring with Daniel was so full of information!! This tour is not to be missed!!

Jon W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

A really interesting, unique experience, augmented by an absolutely fantastic guide in Ferit, who was 100 percent informative and entertaining. And of course, skipping the line is always good.

Saad I

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Worth the money and the guide was friendly, professional, attentive and started the tour on time. Skipping the lines was fantastic.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

Excellent tour with a great tour guide. Ask for Abbey, she did a wonderful job and kept all of us in line. We did this in February when the lines are shorter but the line to enter was 4 blocks long. I can only imagine spring and summer. The tour cuts the line though still requires a bit of waiting at times. Added information and descriptions by the guide were excellent, might be the same with the audio tour but the audio tour people we encountered couldn't hear anything else so they would walk into the middle of our group and just stop. Not a lot of space in many of the passages so we often had to press up against a pile of bones to let others pass. Somewhat unnerving to lean on hundreds of femurs and skulls, and I'm a surgeon so I can imagine how others may have felt. Bones from 6 million people, if you consider every adult human after bone fusion has 206 bones that is about 1.25 billion bones in the catacombs total. As a Trauma Surgeon I kept looking at the numerous skulls with gunshot wounds, skull fractures etc. My wife finally made me stop saying oh could have saved that one, oops he would be a goner.... Overall a great tour, highly recommended but not if you don't like confined spaces and make sure you use the water closet before you descend, no restrooms underground and lots of stairs down, and more up, so wear comfortable shoes too.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Highly recommend!

Janet M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Worth the money for 3 reasons: skip-the-line access, special access to other areas offers and a well-narrated, entertaining, informative tour that helped me appreciate the catacombs far better than an audio guide would have. Our guide, Farit, was charming, witty and knowledgeable.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

This tour was amazing. The tour guide was very creative and entertaining. Very knowledgeable of the catacombs. I would highly recommend this tour. Well worth the price.

Cynthia N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017

glad I booked this tour I had been here before but got to see so much more!

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