Guided tour

Paris Catacombs: Tour

Paris Catacombs: Tour

From US$ 90.12 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.

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  • 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
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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.
  • Paris Catacombs guided tour
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  • Live tour guide
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    • People with claustrophobia
    • People with heart problems
    • People with respiratory issues
    • Wheelchair users

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      Meeting point

      This tour meets just in front of the entrance to the Catacombs. The guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours shirt/jacket and holding a sign. The closest metro is Denfert-Rochereau on line 6 or line 4.

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      What to bring

      • Comfortable shoes
      • Warm clothing

      Not allowed

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

      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
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      4.8 /5

      based on 790 reviews

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      Michelle was a great guide. Very informative and made it fun.

      August 22, 2021

      Super fun and interesting...

      March 19, 2020

      Our tour was with City Wonders and it was amazing! Our tour guide, Vic was full of stories and information, and made everything fascinating. She had a great sense of humor and her English was flawless. I can't recommend this tour enough. We are usually budget travelers, but this tour was worth every penny!!!

      March 18, 2020

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      Product ID: 39931

      VA ID: 390452