Skip the Line - All Access Catacombs Tour

All Access Paris Catacombs Tour

This exclusive skip-the-line tour takes our customers directly into the underbelly of Paris, the now world-famous maze of tunnels that make up the mysterious and dark underground world of the Parisian Catacombs.  This late eighteenth century project of relocating the city’s cemeteries to an underground quarry has allowed us a fascinating opportunity to observe and learn about myriad topics including famous French men & women located here, the geology of Paris, and the drastic changes in urban planning based on political upheavals throughout and following the French Revolution.  Of course, you’ll also learn about how and why the largest cemetery in Paris was created and have a chance to gaze at the beautifully arranged facades and columns on display in the ossuary. 

Take care to note that we’ll be descending 131 steps as we enter the Catacombs and ascending 112 on our way towards the exit.  The deep and winding corridors encourage a somber yet solemn respect for those whose lives have come to an end. You will be face to face with the bones of over six million people from all walks of life and from various centuries’ past.  This visit allows guests a chance to reflect on the meaning of life away from the hustle and bustle of Parisian streets, or simply to admire the displays and artistry used when installing these remains. Due to the limited number of guests allowed inside the Catacombs at any given moment, you will enjoy walking the corridors with our small group, moving freely throughout the quarries. 

Our guided tour offers you sections of the Catacombs that are not open to the general public, ensuring you an even more unique experience.  Your personal guide will provide anecdotes and history throughout the walk via a headset so that you can stroll, admire, and learn simultaneously.  

The Catacombs are located in a popular area of Paris called Denfert-Rochereau which offers several bars & cafés where, following the tour, you can continue your afternoon in true Parisian style. Our guides are more than happy to provide you with information that will help you to get the most out of the beautiful ‘City of Light’.

All Access Paris Catacombs Tour

This exclusive skip-the-line tour takes our customers directly into the underbelly of Paris, the now world-famous maze of tunnels that make up the mysterious and dark underground world of the Parisian Catacombs.  This late eighteenth century project of relocating the city’s cemeteries to an underground quarry has allowed us a fascinating opportunity to observe and learn about myriad topics including famous French men & women located here, the geology of Paris, and the drastic changes in urban planning based on political upheavals throughout and following the French Revolution.  Of course, you’ll also learn about how and why the largest cemetery in Paris was created and have a chance to gaze at the beautifully arranged facades and columns on display in the ossuary. 

Take care to note that we’ll be descending 131 steps as we enter the Catacombs and ascending 112 on our way towards the exit.  The deep and winding corridors encourage a somber yet solemn respect for those whose lives have come to an end. You will be face to face with the bones of over six million people from all walks of life and from various centuries’ past.  This visit allows guests a chance to reflect on the meaning of life away from the hustle and bustle of Parisian streets, or simply to admire the displays and artistry used when installing these remains. Due to the limited number of guests allowed inside the Catacombs at any given moment, you will enjoy walking the corridors with our small group, moving freely throughout the quarries. 

Our guided tour offers you sections of the Catacombs that are not open to the general public, ensuring you an even more unique experience.  Your personal guide will provide anecdotes and history throughout the walk via a headset so that you can stroll, admire, and learn simultaneously.  

The Catacombs are located in a popular area of Paris called Denfert-Rochereau which offers several bars & cafés where, following the tour, you can continue your afternoon in true Parisian style. Our guides are more than happy to provide you with information that will help you to get the most out of the beautiful ‘City of Light’.

Tour Highlights

  • Skip-the-Line Access
  • Visit special "tour group only" sections
  • Small Group Guaranteed
  • Fascinating History
  • Entertaining & Educated Guide
    • Skip-the-line access to Catacombs
    • Visit sections only accessible to guided groups
  • Adults €89.00
    Children (4-11) €89.00
  • This tour meets just outside the main entrance to the Catacombs, located at 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014. The nearest métro station is Denfert-Rochereau (lines 4 & 6 or RER B).

    Please meet at least 15 minutes prior to start time. Due to the nature of our timed entries into the Catacombs, we do not have the luxury of waiting for guests. It is imperative to be on time.

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    • Visit not advised to anyone suffering from cardiac or respiratory weakness, tendencies of claustrophobia, or young children.
    • Due to security reasons, the Catacombs does not allow larger bags or backpacks, and there is no bag check. Small purses and handbags are okay.
    • There are 137 steps down into the Catacombs and 87 steps up to exit. Therefore, this tour is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
    • The Catacombs have changed their admission policy to ensure that only 200 people are allowed inside at any given time. Although our tickets are pre-booked with skip the line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. We expect that the instances of this will be limited but ask for your patience if you travel on a busy day and are affected by this unavoidable circumstance. In all, it should make for a much nicer experience for all (and longer general access lines!).
    • The Paris Catacombs tunnels are often wet and cool (14°C/57°F all year long).
    • We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothes.
    • Please note that there are neither toilets nor cloakroom facilities at the Catacombs.
    • Skip-the-line access to Catacombs
    • Visit sections only accessible to guided groups
  • Adults €89.00
    Children (4-11) €89.00
    • Skip-The-Line Access

    • Discover a Hidden World

    • Fascinating History

    • A Highly Valued Ticket

    • Very Unique Tour

    • Small Group Guaranteed

  • This tour meets just outside the main entrance to the Catacombs, located at 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014. The nearest métro station is Denfert-Rochereau (lines 4 & 6 or RER B).

    Please meet at least 15 minutes prior to start time. Due to the nature of our timed entries into the Catacombs, we do not have the luxury of waiting for guests. It is imperative to be on time.

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    • Visit not advised to anyone suffering from cardiac or respiratory weakness, tendencies of claustrophobia, or young children.
    • Due to security reasons, the Catacombs does not allow larger bags or backpacks, and there is no bag check. Small purses and handbags are okay.
    • There are 137 steps down into the Catacombs and 87 steps up to exit. Therefore, this tour is not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
    • The Catacombs have changed their admission policy to ensure that only 200 people are allowed inside at any given time. Although our tickets are pre-booked with skip the line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. We expect that the instances of this will be limited but ask for your patience if you travel on a busy day and are affected by this unavoidable circumstance. In all, it should make for a much nicer experience for all (and longer general access lines!).
    • The Paris Catacombs tunnels are often wet and cool (14°C/57°F all year long).
    • We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothes.
    • Please note that there are neither toilets nor cloakroom facilities at the Catacombs.

FAQ

  • Expand/Collapse Where is the meeting point?

    Now through July 1st 2019: This tour meets in front of Café du Rendez-vous, located at 2 avenue du Général Leclerc 75014.

    From July 1st 2019 onward: This tour meets just outside the main entrance to the Catacombs, located at 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014.

    The nearest métro station is Denfert-Rochereau (lines 4 & 6 or RER B).

    Please meet at least 15 minutes prior to start time. Due to the nature of our timed entries into the Catacombs, we do not have the luxury of waiting for guests. It is imperative to be on time.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Is the Catacombs Tour wheelchair accessible?

    There are 137 steps down into the Catacombs and 87 steps up to exit. Therefore, unfortunately, this tour is not wheelchair accessible.

     

  • Expand/Collapse How many minutes prior to tour time should I meet?

    We request that all guests arrive at least 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. Due to the exclusive and timed nature of our entries, it's imperative that all guests arrive on time. We do not have the luxury of waiting for guests who are running late, or catching them up after the fact. 

     

  • Expand/Collapse What is the easiest way to get to the meeting point by Metro or RER?

    The nearest station is Denfert-Rochereau (Métro lines 4 & 6 or RER B).

     

  • Expand/Collapse What is the number I call if I am lost, and trying to find the meeting point?

    If you are having problems finding the meeting location for your tour, please call us at +33.1.85.08.19.76 and our staff will be happy to help you find your way.

     

  • Expand/Collapse How many people will be in my tour group?

    For the Catacombs Tours, we limit the group size to 19 guests per tour guide.

     

  • Expand/Collapse Is there a reduced price for kids/students/infants/seniors?

    Unfortunately, the Catacombs does not offer reduced rate entrance tickets so all visitors must pay the same rate. However, infants (ages 0 - 3) are free of cost on all tours.

  • Expand/Collapse What is your cancellation policy?

    We're happy to offer free changes and 100% refund up to 24 hours before tour* Failure to cancel a reservation at least 24 hours prior to scheduled departure may result in forfeited travel funds. Fare difference may apply.

    *See restrictions here

  • Expand/Collapse My group size is larger than the dropdown menu allows, how can I book?

    If you would like to book a larger group, please contact our Private Tours team at [email protected].

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