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Paris Catacombs Skip-the-Line Guided Tour and Special Access

1. Paris Catacombs Skip-the-Line Guided Tour and Special Access

Meet your guide at the Paris Catacombs and skip the lines to descend 20 meters below street level. Learn how 200 miles of tunnels were mined to solve the problem of the overcrowded cemeteries, and hear about the struggle and ultimate glory of the macabre, sacred site. Get a feel for the amazing chambers as you pass the "Arrete. C'est Ici L'Empire De La Mort" ("Stop. Here is the Empire of Death") sign. Find yourself surrounded by bones and skulls, carefully arranged with reverence and a decorative flourish. Enter special areas closed to the general public as you follow in the footsteps of the 18th and 19th-century French royals.

Paris Catacombs: Skip-the-Line Special Access Tour

2. Paris Catacombs: Skip-the-Line Special Access Tour

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.

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Highly recommend. Kaitlin was such a great guide and a true story teller - I could have listened to her for hours - and was also quite funny. It’s worth it alone for the easy fast access into the catacombs but you also get to see some hidden areas too. Just over 100 stairs up and down but not bad, the area is low but certainly manageable (my partner is 6.3 feet and managed fine

Excellent tour guide, she was such a lovely Canadian girl with lots of knowledge about the catacombs. I highly recommend this experience!!

Caitlyn was incredible, she made it such a memorable experience!

Katelyn the tour guide is superb. Makes the tour worth it

Our tour guide Kaitlin gave us the best experience!