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Touted to be one of the more unique attractions of Paris, the Catacombes de Paris is an underground tunnel located 65-feet deep, beneath the city's lively streets. Although it sounds like any old tunnel, it is in fact an ossuary aka the final resting place of six million Parisians! The Paris Catacombs is also a 1.5 kilometer one-way circuit, therefore, there is only one entrance and one exit. To avoid any confusion around getting here, use this guide that simplifies the Paris Catacombs Entrances for you.

Paris Catacombs Entrance | Quick Guide

The address to the Paris Catacombs Entrances is 1, Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy (place Denfert-Rochereau), 75014 Paris. Here's everything you need to know before heading to the Paris Catacombs, from timings to facilities and restrictions to handy tips and more.

Paris Catacombs Entrance Timings

The Paris Catacombs entrance opening hours are between 9:45 AM to 8:30 PM from Tuesday to Sunday. Note that the ticket window closes at 7:30 PM. The Catacombs are closed on Mondays and certain holidays - January 1, May 1 and December 25.

Accessibility & Capacity

The Catacombs is a 1.5 kilometre, one-way only circuit that takes an hour to complete. A maximum of only 200 visitors are allowed at one time. There is a risk of falling due to dim lighting, uneven and slippery flooring and narrow passageways. Therefore, Catacombs is not wheelchair-accessible or recommended for pregnant women, the motor disabled or individuals suffering from claustrophobia or cardiac or respiratory insufficiency, and mental disabilities. Children under 14 and Sight-disabled individuals must be accompanied by an adult.

Parking Facilities at the Paris Catacombs Entrance

The Paris Catacombs is situated in a paid parking zone. The closest paid parking facility to the Catacombs entrance is 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris. Open from Monday to Saturday between 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, prices stand at 2.40€ for 1 hour and 4.80€ for two hours.

Picking up an audio guide from the Catacombs entrance

You can buy an audio guide with your Paris Catacombs tickets, or directly at the site. An audio guide will be handed to you at the entrance of the Catacombs. These 60-minute audio guides are available in French, English, Spanish and German for 5€.


To preserve the ossuary and ensure safety of the relics you are not allowed to bring suitcases and large bags into the Catacombs. White canes for the sight-disabled and camera tripods are prohibited too.

Hot Tip

To avoid buying Paris Catacombs tickets on site and in lines that can be up to 6 hours long, get yourself an exclusive Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Ticket with Audio Guide. It allows visitors to descend directly into the Catacombs without having to collect tickets at the Catacombs ticket office.

How To Get To Paris Catacombs Entrance?

By Car

It takes about 15 to 18 minutes to get to Paris Catacombs from central Paris by car via Av. du Général Leclerc.

By Bus

Line Bus 38 from Saint-Michel - Saint-Germain bus station to Paris Catacombs takes 12 minutes.

By Taxi

It takes about 5-8 minutes to get to Paris Catacombs from Paris city center by taxi.

By Metro

Line 4 Subway at Cité (Paris Metro) takes you to Paris Catacombs in 12 minutes.


The fastest journey, taking 5 minutes, is operated by Paris RER, the Paris to Catacombs of Paris service departs from Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame and arrives in Catacombs of Paris.

Paris Catacombs Entrances
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