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Catacombs Paris: Skip-the-Line Guided Tour & Special Access

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About This Tour

  • Cancellation policy: This activity is non-refundable
  • Covid-19 precautions: Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
  • Duration 1.5 hours: Check availability to see starting times.
  • Skip the ticket line
  • Live tour guide: English

Highlights

  • Descend 20 meters below the streets to explore the Paris Catacombs
  • Skip the lines and get special access to forbidden areas
  • Learn why the remains of over 6 million people were transported underground in the 18th century
  • Immerse yourself in the history of legendary struggles and triumphs
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FULL DESCRIPTION

Get fast track entry to the underground cemetery of the Paris Catacombs, composed of miles of underground tunnels lined with the skulls and bones of some 6 million Parisians. Join a local guide and explore the catacombs in a small group of no more than 19 people. Each room reveals ever more ornate and macabre bone decorations. Hear the unbelievable story of how the catacombs were built, and the massive project that was undertaken to move bones from around the city to this point.

Your special access status means the guards will also open gates just for your group, letting you into are... Read more

Get fast track entry to the underground cemetery of the Paris Catacombs, composed of miles of underground tunnels lined with the skulls and bones of some 6 million Parisians. Join a local guide and explore the catacombs in a small group of no more than 19 people. Each room reveals ever more ornate and macabre bone decorations. Hear the unbelievable story of how the catacombs were built, and the massive project that was undertaken to move bones from around the city to this point.

Your special access status means the guards will also open gates just for your group, letting you into areas such as a secret chapel decorated with skulls and femurs. The Paris Catacombs contain bones representing some 2,000 years of history, and their construction was a unique civil engineering project that helped give rise to the modern-day city. Please note: This tour has a decreased group size of six people and a modified price on select days to allow for a more intimate experience.

Availability

Included

  • Skip-the-line entry ticket to the Paris Catacombs
  • VIP access to areas not available to the general public
  • English-speaking guide

Not Included

  • Tips

Meeting Point

From Metro station Denfert Rochereau (line 4 or 6), use Exit 1 to reach the street level. You’ll see the Catacombs entrance, with glass doors and a sign, across the street, located to the right of the small green building that was the former entrance. Your guide will be waiting with an orange “ExperienceFirst” sign.

Know Before you go

  • This tour includes an approximately 1-mile walk, with about 130 steps down and 85 steps back up to street level. It is not recommended for people who have mobility issues or suffer from anxiety in closed spaces
  •  Please note that the temperature in the catacombs is around 14 degrees Celsius
  • If the selected time is not available you will be offered options to reschedule. If you are unable to accept a reschedule option you will be offered a full refund.
  • Smoking, pets, luggage or large bags are not allowed
  • Not suitable for: People with mobility impairments, wheelchair users and people with respiratory issues

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