Paris Catacombs Private Tour - Skip the Line & Off Limits Access


Follow without fear your private guide down the shadowy depths of Paris and discover this truly unique Empire of Death. On your two-hour private tour, escape the deadly queue outside with skip-the-line tickets and get access areas closed to the public.

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

  • Enjoy your own private experience with a spooky guide all to yourself
  • Skip the long line and get exclusive access to sections closed to the public
  • 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 skip-the-line access to avoid endless hours in line
  • Exclusive entry into restricted areas that are closed to the public
  • A Catacombs private specialist just for you and your party

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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.


5.0 / 5.0 - Based on 10 reviews
Last reviewed: November 23 2019
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

  • Private Tour

  • Group Size
    8 max

  • 10% fee up to 48 hours

  • 10 reviews
From €289.00 per party
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The itinerary

Meet your private guide directly in front of the Catacombs and wave those without priority access goodbye. Get ready for some steps and follow your eternally spooky guide into the depths of the city’s underbelly.

Learn the 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. You’ll also get to understand the odd repurposing of an abandoned underground quarry into Europe’s largest burial site!

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.

Follow your guide into off-limits areas and don’t be surprise when they lock the door behind your party… 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!

Finally, skeleton time has arrived! End this macabre tour with the bone-filled ossuary and ‘admire’ the vast chambers full of bones and skulls that are sure to intrigue all those with morbid fascinations, and the peculiar arrangements of bones that will surely intruige you! 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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