Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour with Special Access
Skip the long lines and descend 20 meters underground into the complex network of ancient burial grounds. Get exclusive access to areas of the Catacombs not open to the rest of the public as your guide leads you past skeleton-lined walls, as well as chambers and halls generally not seen.
- Skip-the-Line entry
- Tour guide
- Small Group Guaranteed
- Priority access to parts of the Catacombs not open to the general public
- Hotel transfers
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why you shouldn’t miss this
Beneath the bustling streets of Paris lies a subterranean world holding the remains of over six million Parisians. Explore 2 kms of underground tunnels and travel back to 18th century Paris. The Catacombs of Paris are a grim yet beautiful reminder of the city’s important history.
As a way to combat overflowing cemeteries during the Middle Ages, the capitol decided to transform its mines into an underground burial site. Gradually, the city relocated millions of dead bodies to a complex series of interconnected tunnels and rooms, creating a massive 300km stretch of ossuary that has shaped the Paris we know today.
From the role the Catacombs played in the French Revolution and Hitler’s regime, to the impact this network of underground tunnels continues to have on the city, explore over 2,000 years of Parisian history in this incredible tour. Since the day they were created, the mysterious ossuaries aroused curiosity, and they continue to do so today.
what to expect on your paris catacombs - priority access guided tour experience
On the day of your experience, head to the meeting point and meet up with your group and your guide. Upon displaying your mobile voucher, begin your tour and avoid the hassle of waiting in a long queue. Walk straight through the entrance and make your way 20 meters (65 feet) underground, into one of the city’s most enticing attractions.
Be greeted by a doorway with a plaque that warns “Arrête, c'est ici l'empire de la Mort”, “Stop, this is the empire of dead”. But don’t let that deter you; you’re adventure has only just begun. Wander past walls lined with skulls and bones as your guide leads you through a 2km, one-way stretch of ossuary. Explore the ancient world of Paris while listening to stories of the Catacomb’s past. You will also be able to access parts of the Catacombs that are normally not open to visitors. Go past locked gates and visit a small chapel that was used to host religious ceremonies until shockingly recently. You will also be able to view a set of stone carvings created by a quarry worker before he was killed in a rockfall. Hear urban legends, listen to creepy tales about the mysterious tunnels and find out how this complex underground network continues to impact the city.
know before you go
All sites in Paris that we visit during our tours require guests and guides alike to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test (conducted within the past 48-hours) for entry. You can read more about this on the French Government website. If you have any questions regarding your tour, please reach out to us prior to the schedule and we can help answer any questions you may have.
When to visit:
The Paris Catacombs are open Tuesday - Sunday. Closed on Mondays and major holidays (May 1st, August 15th and January 1st).
The Paris Catacombs entrance is across the street from Denfert-Rochereau station.
Reach via metro line 2, RER B, or by bus (38 & 68). There is a paid parking lot at Boulevard Saint-Jacques. When you exit the Catacombs, the closest metro station will be Mouton Duvernet.
What to wear:
The Catacombs maintain a constant temperature of 14°C (57°F). Be sure to dress warm or bring a jacket. Wear comfortable shoes and casual clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty. Please note, only very small backpacks and handbags may be taken inside Paris Catacombs. More specifically, any bag must be smaller than 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm. There is no luggage storage at or near the Paris Catacombs and we cannot be held responsible for entry denied due to large luggage.
There is only one toilet, located at the exit.
You will be receiving an email confirmation with your mobile voucher for your tour shortly. On the day of your experience, please meet your guide in front of the meeting point and display your mobile voucher along with a valid photo ID in order to join the tour.
Your guide will be waiting for you in front of the Café du Rendez-Vous, 2 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 75014 Paris, located a mere 60 meters from the entrance of the Catacombs. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of your tour.