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From $44 per person

Paris Catacombs: Small-Group Tour

Key Details
3 hours
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Live Guide
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What You'll Do
  • See the haunting burial ground of more than 6 million Parisians
  • Enjoy a small group tour with an expert guide
  • Hear chilling stories of the history of the Catacombs
Explore the ancient burial grounds underneath Paris. You’ll hear tales of the disturbing history of the Paris Catacombs as your guide for this haunting tour takes you on a journey through more than a kilometer of tunnels.
What to Expect
On this 2.5-hour guided tour of the Paris Catacombs you’ll go deep under the city to the haunting burial place of over 6 million French citizens. During this unique experience you’ll explore more than a kilometer of tunnels that comprise this underground tomb.

The tour will begin outside the Catacombs, where your guide will tell you about their extraordinary and often disturbing history. Discover how they came to be a final resting place for so many Parisians before exploring the tombs in silence. Since there is no talking allowed inside, your guide will lead you through the underground passageways before giving a Q&A session at the end.

Originally the Catacombs were limestone quarries where stones were mined to build some of the most famous bridges and buildings in Paris. By the late 1700s millions of bodies were exhumed from the city’s overcrowded cemeteries and moved to the Catacombs. Once underground the bodies were stacked one on top of the other in the various chambers, creating walls literally lined with human bones.
What's Included
  • 3-hour guided small-group tour of the Catacombs
What's Not Included
  • Entrance to the Catacombs (payable to your guide, EUR 30 per person)
Meeting Point

The meeting point for the tour is near the Paris Catacombs Metro stop. You will be provided exact details in our confirmation email. (Metro stop: Denfert-Rochereau, Exit 1, wait by the bench above ground)

What to Remember
Since it can be quite cool in the Catacombs, it's recommended to bring a sweater along with you.

The Catacombs have a strict 200-person capacity. For safety reasons, during the busy summer months you may have to wait to enter (typically 15-20 minutes).

The Catacombs have temporarily suspended their skip-the-line agreements with tour operators. Because of this you now have to queue up at 09:00 to guarantee entry at 10:00 when the Catacombs open.

The Catacombs require silence upon entry, so the spoken portion of your tour actually begins above ground with your guide. This ensures that once inside, you get the full effect of the somber Catacombs. As soon as you return above ground your guide will finish with a Q&A session and provide personalized recommendations for the rest of your stay in Paris.
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