Guided tour

Paris Catacombs: Tour

Paris Catacombs: Tour

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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
  • Access to Paris Catacombs
  • Access to Paris Catacombs Crypt of Passion
  • Live tour guide
    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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      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

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      4.8 /5

      based on 760 reviews

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      Our guide Leo was great, she told interesting facts as well as little stories about the spirit or the condition of the restoration of the catacombs. You can tell that she is also personally interested in the catacombs and her passion is contagious. My partner went to the catacombs a few years ago without a guide and he thinks the guided tour is definitely worth it. The group size is very pleasant (we were 6 people). Tip: Put on something warm, it gets quite cold down there after a while.

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      September 15, 2021

      We had a great experience! The guide (Ferit) was very informative, professional, and with a great sense of humor. Cracking jokes throughout the whole tour which only made it more enjoyable. The whole history of the catacombs was explained and shown to us with additional interesting stories about the people who built them. We got access to restricted areas in which we found even more interesting stuff. Over all I would 100% recommend this tour and of course Ferit the wonderful guide.

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      August 9, 2021

      Wow. The best tour is Paris. Angelo was an amazing guide. He was beyond knowledgeable on the catacombs and you could just tell how passionate he was about the entire tour. He was funny and quirky and very entertaining, it was an incredible experience. He was so kind and took photos for us when the tour permitted, and I honestly wish him so much success in the future. You will not regret booking any tour at all with Angelo. He is a true talent. Thank you for the incredible experience!

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      July 12, 2021

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