Paris Catacombs: Special Access Small Group Tour

Paris Catacombs: Special Access Small Group Tour

From $100.11 per person

Skip the long lines to the Paris Catacombs where millions of Parisians were buried in the underground ossuaries. Learn about the past in a small group and benefit of special access to restricted areas.

About this activity

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Duration 2 hours
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Experience

Highlights
  • Skip the long lines to the Paris Catacombs
  • Get exclusive access to areas of the catacombs usually closed to the public
  • Learn about how 6 million people came to be buried in this city of the dead
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Skip-the-line entry to the Paris Catacombs
  • Access to special areas of the Paris Catacombs
  • Small group tour of no more than 6 people
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with respiratory issues
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Meet in front of Café du Rendez-vous, 2 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 75014 Paris. Directions by metro: Take Line 4 or 6 to Denfert-Rochereau Metro Station. Upon leaving the train, follow the "sortie" (exit) sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Please be advised that there are 130 steps to the Paris Catacombs. Unfortunately, there is no elevator access.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 372 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5
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At first I was very angry that our tour was pushed back an hour without notice due to the strike. My 67 year old mother were left standing outside wondering what to do. I was about to call and complain demanding my money back but Caitlin from the 1:30 tour showed up and saved the day. She was awesome, friendly, funny, and intelligent. Pay her more, she's your saving grace in this scenario.

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January 4, 2020

Our guide was absolutely fantastic! He told us so much about the history of paris as we travelled through the catacombs which helped me to better understand the city as a whole. He was very funny, nice, and honest about the catacombs and Paris overall, and had so many interesting facts. This was one of our favorite parts of our trip to Paris and Europe overall. Highly recommend.

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November 21, 2019

The catacombs is something that I have wanted to do for a long time. I loved it! Our guide was fantastic and very knowledgeable and it was amazing being able to walk around down there. The problem was was that this was called a 'Small Group Tour'. I have been on a lot of tours and to me this means less than 10 people. This tour had 19 people on it! And when you are in small corridors there is no way that half of the group could see what our guide was talking about! So I though that was very disappointing.

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November 9, 2019

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