Guided tour

Paris Catacombs: Tour

Paris Catacombs: Tour

From $113.42 per person

Discover the labyrinth of the Paris Catacombs with a guide. Skip the ticket line and uncover the secrets of the world’s largest underground burial site. Unearth the macabre and mysterious underbelly of Paris as you walk past the mysterious network of skeletal remains and learn about their legends and stories.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration options: 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Includes

  • Paris Catacombs guided tour
  • Access to Paris Catacombs
  • Live tour guide
    Highlights
    • Learn the history and legends of the Catacombs from an expert guide
    • Descend 20 meters below the streets to explore the Paris Catacombs
    • Get to know why the remains of over 6 million people were transported underground in the 18th century
    • Understand the history of legendary struggles and triumphs
    Full description
    Join your knowledgeable, informative guide on this tour through the underground passages and special rooms of the Catacombs. Get the most out of your visit as you listen to unique insights from your guide and together, navigate this dark but curious space. Learn the intriguing stories of those who worked, visited, and have been laid to rest here over the centuries, including the secret societies who still visit today. Discover the history of the labyrinthian passages, from how they were initially mined for limestone to how they are now home to the bones of more than 6 million former Parisians. The remains that you’ll walk past were carefully moved here in the 18th century, in a discreet operation to transfer them from the unclean and overflowing cemeteries of the city center.
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia
    • People with heart problems
    • Wheelchair users
    • People with respiratory issues

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    Meeting point

    In front of the Catacomb's main entrance on 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, Paris, France. Your guide will be holding a LivTours sign.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Warm clothing

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Weapons or sharp objects
    • Baby strollers
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • There are 130 steps to enter the catacombs and 112 steps to exit
    • The catacombs are 65 feet (20 meters) underground and the tunnels are narrow in places
    • The tunnels can be slippery and remain at a temperature of around 57°F (14°C), even in summer
    • Only 200 visitors are allowed in the tunnels at any one time. If numbers reach a maximum, the catacombs staff reserve the right to hold the entry lines until there is sufficient space
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 / 5

    based on 139 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5.0/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Service
      4.9/5
    • Organization
      4.9/5
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    Best guide - small group made it that much better!!

    April 11, 2021

    It was worth every penny! We had a very nice, competent and really fun guide who told the whole thing impressively well. The two hours are over quickly, but we can only recommend it!

    March 11, 2020

    Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and had a wealth of information about the Catacombs which you wouldn't otherwise get. Additionally I really enjoyed seeing the limited access areas of the tour which were available by tour guide only. Would highly recommend this Tour to anyone interested in seeing the Catacombs.

    March 2, 2020

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    Product ID: 364510

    VA ID: 390452