Skip The Line: Catacombs & Versailles With Audioguide
Take advantage of this exceptional combo that gives you access to two of the most popular attractions in Paris! Descend into the famed Catacombs of Paris and be guided through the intricate network of tunnels occupied the city's dead. Visit the Palace of Versailles and its magnificent and opulent interiors that demonstrate clearly the wealth and lifestyle of the French court under King Louis XIV.
- The Catacombs of Paris are a grim yet beautiful reminder of the city’s important history as you explore 2 kilometers of underground tunnels that house the remains of over six million Parisians.
- Skip the winding queues and head straight to the security line with these Skip the Line tickets!
- Visit the stunning Hall of Mirrors - a corridor filled with 357 mirrors that majestically reflect the gardens through arched windows.
- Roam around the gardens and explore 250 acres of gorgeously landscaped lawns and fountains.
On the day of your experience, take your printed voucher to the skip the line entrance at the Catacombs, scan your ticket and gain entrance to the Catacombs. Avoid the hassle of waiting in the regular 1-4 hour long queue and directly join the much shorter skip the line queues. Once you gain entry, 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 the 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.
Begin your visit by exploring the ornate King and Queen's State Apartments. Learn about the French monarchy and peek into the private lives of the infamous King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette. Next, make your way to the glittering Hall of Mirrors. Designed to protect the ornate walls and ceilings from smoke, the hall’s 357 mirrors were strategically placed to reflect the light of candles. With just a few flames, the reflection from so many mirrors was enough to light up the whole hall! After admiring the inside of the Palace, head outdoors and take in the grandeur of the estate’s impressive architecture. Stroll along the cobblestone grounds, through the beautiful French gardens, and pass by the gorgeous Versailles fountains. At the Carrosses Gallery, travel back in time as you explore carriages, coaches, sculptures and other artifacts left behind by the French Monarch.
- Skip-the-line entrance to the Catacombs.
- Ticket to the Palace of Versailles.
- The Castle (Royal Apartments + Hall of Mirrors).
- The Gardens (Only Wed and Thu).
- The Park.
- The Carrosses Gallery (from 12:30 PM).
- Priority Access.
- Live Guide.
- Entrance to the Gardens on Fountain Show and Musical Show days (Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays).
- Access to Marie-Antoinette’s Estate.
- Transportation to/from Paris.
Know Before You Go
These tours are available Tuesday through Sunday. The Paris Catacombs are open Tuesday - Sunday. Closed on Mondays and major holidays (May 1st and January 1st).
Reduced Price Tickets
Entry for those below the age of 18 is free. Audio guide won't be provided to children, so, if you would like your children to have an audio guide as well, adult tickets have to be purchased.
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. The entrance of visitors is at the following address: 1, avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy (place Denfert-Rochereau) 75014 Paris. When you exit the Catacombs, the closest metro station will be Mouton Duvernet.
You must enter the Catacombs at the time slot you have booked. A Paris Catacombs audio guide runs for 30 minutes; however, you may stay inside longer if you wish to do so. You will have the ability to pause and resume your audio guide at any point in time. Generally, visitors spend an average of 45 min - 1 hr inside the Catacombs.
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.
Palace of Versailles Hours
Open Tuesday through Sunday, from 9 am to 6:30 pm. Last admission is at 5 pm. Closed on Mondays, 25 December and 1 January.
Gardens of Versailles Hours
Please note that the below are operational hours for the Gardens, however, your ticket only covers entry to the Gardens on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
Open daily from 8 am to 8:30 pm during high season (April - October) and from 8 am to 6 pm in low season (November to March). On the days of Grandes Eaux and Musical Gardens (from April to October), a Versailles Passport ticket is required to visit the gardens. Access to the gardens on such dates can be purchased on site as well.
The access is free except during Musical Fountains Shows and Musical Gardens.
Gallery of Carrosses Hours
Open Tuesday through Sunday, from 12:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Closed on Mondays and 25 December and 1 January.
It takes approximately 2-3 hours to tour the Royal Apartments, Hall of Mirrors, Park, and Gardens. However, your ticket grants admission until closing, on the day of your visit.
Audio guides are available in 11 languages: Spanish, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese and Russian. There are two audio guide pick-up counters, both located on the ground floor: one at the entrance to the Apartments of Mesdames, and another at the entrance to the Gallery of Castles, just after crossing the Royal Court.
Reduced Price Tickets
Admission is free for children below the age of 18 and for EU citizens below the age of 26.
The Palace of Versailles is located only 30 minutes from central Paris. The main entrance to the Palace of Versailles is by the Cour d'Honneur. To reach by train, you have several options:
• Take RER line C to Versailles Rive Gauche. From the station, it’s just a 10-minute walk to the Palace.
• From Paris Montparnasse train station, SNCF trains arrive at Versailles Chantiers station, an 18-minute walk to the Chateau.
• From Paris Saint Lazare train station, SNCF trains arrive at Versailles Rive Droite station, a 17-minute walk to the Château.
You can find RER and SNCF trains schedule at www.transilien.com.
Comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
Strict Cancellation Policy
These tickets cannot be amended, canceled or rescheduled.
The gardens are only available on Wednesday and Thursday, so if you want to visit that make sure to check days properly.
Thanks to these passes by Headout we did not have to wait in the queue, which by the way was quite long.
How to Redeem your Tickets
You will receive an email with your Paris Catacombs and Palace of Versailles mobile voucher shortly.
You will find a queue marked for visitors with tickets. Please line up in this queue and get your mobile voucher scanned at the entrance of the Catacombs to gain access.
On the day of your Versailles experience, display your voucher on our mobile phone at Entrance A of the Palace, the Dufour Pavilion, located on the top left side of the Cour d'Honneur courtyard. Please note that, though your tickets allow you to skip the ticketing line, you must still wait in the security line before gaining entry.