Paris Catacombs Tour - Skip the Line & Off Limits Access


Plumb the shadowy depths of Paris as we dig up the City of Light’s darkest secrets. This two-hour group tour gives you skip-the-line access to one of the most unique sightseeing experiences on the planet.

Hidden deep within a maze of underground tunnels you’ll find a spine-tingling discovery: millions of skeletons arranged in bizarre and enigmatic configurations. Who are they? How did they get there? While most tours only scratch the surface, our passionate guides peel back the layers of the Catacombs to reveal bone-chilling tales of murder, massacre, revolution, and a few ghost stories of course!
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    Why you'll love this

  • Skip the long line and get exclusive access to sections closed to the public
  • Descend into a mysterious subterranean world deep beneath Paris
  • Discover spooky tales and hidden details that other visitors never see
  • Come face to face with the skeletal remains of the city's past

    What's included

  • Official Paris Catacombs skip-the-line access to avoid endless hours in line
  • Exclusive entry into restricted areas that are closed to the public
  • A Catacombs specialist to bring the shadowy details to light

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Your guide

Knowing Paris inside-out comes with years of exploring, but above all a passion for discovering all the magic that a city has to offer. Our city guides are selected for their insatiable love for Paris, and their desire to share it with our visitors. Leaving no stone unturned, our guides are always ready to go the extra mile to ensure that those who explore with them get to discover the Paris that truly makes them tick.


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Last reviewed: January 02 2020
Why book with us
  • Flexible cancellation policy
  • Easy & secure booking experience
  • Real-time assistance with a local team
  • VIP skip the line access

  • Duration 02h00

  • Group Tour

  • Group Size
    19 max

  • Refund up to 48 hours

  • 158 reviews
€79.00 per person
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The itinerary

Meet your guide at the Catacombs entrance and avoid the wait with your skip-the-line access. Following the long descent into the depths of the city’s underbelly, you’ll begin with an introduction as you stand in a former WWII bomb shelter.

Your guide will explain the origin of the tunnels, telling a fascinating story of how Paris was on the precipice of destruction in the 18th century and how one man was given the task of saving it. Your underground adventure will officially kick off as you meander from one shadowy walkway to the next, stopping to admire secret details that are visible only to the trained eye.

Your guide will have access to off-limits areas where you’ll discover curiosities including coded inscriptions, links to the intrigues of the French royal court, remnants of the French Revolution, and much more. Thanks to your exclusive access you’ll also discover the surprising result of a quarry worker who indulged in a secret artistic project deep beneath Paris, one that most never see. We can’t tell you more—we’d ruin the surprise!

Once you’ve entered the bone-filled ossuary, like a scene from your favorite horror flick you’ll encounter vast chambers full of bones and skulls that are sure to intrigue all those with morbid fascinations. Listen as your guide evokes the legends of some of the notable historical figures—and their spirits—who have found their final resting place in the Catacombs.

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