Catacombs Admission Tickets
- Audio guide
These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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 experience
On the day of your experience, head to the pick-up point, located 50 meters from the Catacombs, right next to McDonalds. Upon displaying your booking number, collect your tickets. Walk through entrance and venture 20 meters (65 feet) underground, into one of the city’s most enticing attractions.
After descending 130 steps, you’ll land on a gravel pathway. From here, allow your audio guide to lead you through a one-way, 2km stretch of mysterious ossuary. Explore the ancient past of Paris as you make your way along a maze of walls lined with skulls and bones. Learn all about how the Catacombs came to be and discover the role they’ve played on the city’s past and present. Hear urban legends, ghost stories, and tales about secret Cataphile parties. At the end of your tour, climb up 83 steps and make your way out of the dark, back to The City of Lights.
For more tips on how to make the most of your time at the Catacombs and choose the best experience, refer to our Catacombs tours and tickets collection.
know before you go
When to visit:
The Paris Catacombs are open Tuesday - Sunday. Closed on Mondays and major holidays (May 1st and January 1st).
The Paris Catacombs entrance is across the street from the Denfert-Rochereau station. You can reach via metro line 2, RER line 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 clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
There is only one toilet, located at the exit.
Headout Paris Catacombs is available Tuesday through Sunday.
This ticket does not include the audio guide. If you are looking to save time, you can book the priority access tickets with an audioguide here.
How to Redeem your Tickets
• You will receive an email with your Paris Catacombs voucher in a few minutes. On the day of your experience, display your voucher on your mobile phone at the redemption center located 50 meters from the Catacombs, next to McDonalds, and receive your physical tickets for the Catacombs.
• Once you have your tickets, head to the Catacombs entrance.
• You may enter the Catacombs anytime on the day you have booked for.
You may enter the Catacombs anytime within the 1-hour slot you booked for. Generally, visitors spend an average of 45 min - 1 hr inside the Catacombs.