Paris: 2-Hour Catacombs of Paris Tour

Catacombs of Paris: Small Group Guided Tour

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Key Details

Tour Duration
2 hours
Mobile Voucher Accepted
Live Guide
English

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Highlights

  • Discover the Paris Catacombs and explore a mysterious underground world
  • Learn a 2,000 year history of the dead in Paris
  • See the bones and skulls of over 6 million people
  • Find out why the labyrinth became an underground cemetery in the 18th century

Overview

Explore the underground Catacombs of Paris on a lively 2-hour guided tour, and take a journey through 2,000 years of history. Discover why the labyrinth of tunnels became an underground cemetery full of bones.

What to Expect

Explore the underground ossuary of the Catacombs of Paris and enter a mysterious underground world.

The Catacombs of Paris contain the bones of over 6 million people, and your guide will explain why this labyrinth of tunnels became an underground cemetery in the 18th century. Due to tight constraints on the number of visitors allowed inside each day, this is truly one of the hardest tickets to secure in town.

The name “Catacombs” was given to this ossuary in reference to the Catacombs of Rome, not far from the Appian Way. The Cemetery of the Innocents near Saint-Eustache, in the area of Les Halles, had been in use for nearly 10 centuries, but became a source of infection for the locals. Eventually the Council of State decided to prohibit its further use and to remove its contents. The Catacombs were the solution.

You will descend a narrow spiral stairwell to the darkness and silence below the city, broken by the gurgling of the hidden aqueduct. Then, walk through the cool and clammy corridors to see the bones and skulls of the long dead, pushed into caverns and embedded in the walls.

What's Included

  • Entrance ticket
  • Guided tour

What's Not Included

  • Gratuities

Meeting Point

Catacombs de Paris: 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris Metro Stop: Denfert Rochereau, line 6 or 4 or RER B. Use exit 1.

What to Remember

• Please note that there is no restroom or cloakroom at the Catacombs
• The Catacombs are located 130 steps below ground, and another 83 steps to exit
• Please note that the temperature inside the Catacombs is 14°C/57°F
• As the Catacombs are comprised of a route through underground tunnels and caverns, the tour is not advised to anyone suffering from cardiac, respiratory weakness, or nervous disease, young children, or anyone with tendencies towards claustrophobia
• As entry is reserved for one group at one specific time slot, please
be at the meeting point 15 minutes before the beginning of the tour
• No refund will be possible in the case of late arrival
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Customer Reviews

(44 Reviews)
5.0/5 stars
Provided wonderful insight into a fascinating place at great value.

Great! We didn't have to stand in line at all. The guide was interesting and easy to understand. He was personable and thoughtful of his guests. The tour was more like 1.5 hrs rather than the 2 hrs listed.

5.0/5 stars
brilliant, great organisers alex for calm with irate italian!

Brilliant overall organisers, guides informative and entertaining, transfer drivers brilliant, tickets and collection,meeting points no hassle and the best bit avoid cues and absolutely superb views and venues!

5.0/5 stars
Excellent!!!!!

This was an outstanding tour!!

5.0/5 stars
Lots of fun

fun

5.0/5 stars
Great guide

The tour was great.

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