Catacombs of Paris: Small Group Guided Tour

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Catacombs of Paris: Small Group Guided Tour


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


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  • Paris: 2-Hour Catacombs of Paris Tour

    Live guide: English

    Duration: 2 hours

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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.


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

Good to Know:

• 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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  • Rating: 3 “OK but very expensive”

    Reviewed by John from United Kingdom on February 19, 2015 Surprised to find an adult ticket price of €10 admission to the Catacombs when we were being charged £40 each by Get Your Guide and £30 for my son who would have been allowed in free! The tour was good, but lasted 1 and 1/2 hrs so I think rather expensive.

  • Rating: 5 “Just Great”

    Reviewed by Oliver from Blaustein, Germany on December 7, 2014 Christine was a Great Guide. Totally Recommend it to everyone. Skip The line was absolutely Worth the Money as the queue to get in was Huge

  • Rating: 5 “Thoroughly informative and entertaining experience.”

    Reviewed by Dean from Abbotsford, Canada on November 6, 2014 From start to finish the tour was fun and informative.

  • Rating: 5 “Really good our guide was very knowledgeable”

    Reviewed by a GetYourGuide Customer from Windsor, Australia on November 4, 2014 Excellent

  • Rating: 1 “Bad Experience”

    Reviewed by Wolfgang from Wavell Heights, Australia on October 4, 2014 Due to a problem on the Metro, I arrived 20 mins late for the meeting point but still 10 mins before the actual tour start. Even though I could see the entrance to the catacombs I thought the guide may still check for me at the meeting point (30m away).

    Anyhow I missed the guide, the tour and did my money.

    I then waited in line for 2 hours and saw the Catacombs anyway.

    I could understand if I was later than the 10AM tour time but it seemed that no attempt was made to locate me.

    A 55 euro lesson.

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  • “Prompt, informative and understood our needs!”


    Linda from Lichfield, United Kingdom

  • “Thoroughly informative and entertaining experience.”

    “From start to finish the tour was fun and informative.”

    Dean from Abbotsford, Canada

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