Paris Catacombs Skip the line audio-guided tour 45,00 €
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Paris Catacombs Skip the line audio-guided tour

Duration 2 hour(s)
  • Immerse yourself into this incredible underground world in Paris
  • unforgettable travel through dark paths with walls of skulls and bones
  • Take advantage of a skip the line ticket to get easily into the Catacombs of Paris

Please show up at Paris City Vision Louvre agency (at any time according to its opening hours, you can consult them HERE)  to redeem your voucher unless you receive your e-ticket by email to present directly at the Catacombs.

Get skip-the-line priority access and take advantage of an audio-guided tour. Dive into a world unlike any other, and go at your own pace. 

The Catacombs date back to the end of the 18th century, around 1788. They were built in the old Tombe-Issoire limestone quarries to move bones from Paris cemeteries that had fallen into ruin. The very first cemetery was Les Innocents, near the Les Halles neighborhood. The last cemetery was cleared in 1814. Stones from the quarries were used to build Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Louvre, and to fortify the city of Paris.

Before entering the winding tunnels, visitors are greeted by a quote: Arrête, c’est ici l’empire de la mort ("Stop, here lies the Empire of Death"), perched above the doors that mark the beginning of a journey back through time. Visitors then walk down 130 steps, some 65 feet underground, to the dark tunnels decorated with bones from Paris cemeteries. On the walls, various phrases, poems, and writings—some religious, others not—can be found among the bones, leaving visitors to reflect throughout the mile-long tour.

The Paris Catacombs tour takes about 45 minutes. Prepare to climb another 83 steps to get out.

Please note :

  • Important: Your e-ticket will be sent to the email address indicated on your online booking form. With this e-ticket, you can go directly to the Catacombs of Paris. If you do not receive it, please show up at Paris City Vision Louvre agency to collect your admission ticket.
  • Catacombs address: 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris
    Metro: Denfert Rochereau (line 4, 6) 
  • The entrance to the Catacombs will be 30 minutes after the time indicated. You will have to show up at our Paris City Vision Notre-Dame agency to get your e-ticket (7 Rue Lagrange, 75005 Paris)
  • The audio guide lasts about 30 minutes and is available for adults aged 18 and over
  • Kids audio-guide available (€5, paid on the spot)
  • Pets are not welcome
  • The temperature inside the Catacombs: 14°C (57°F)
  • The tour is not recommended for visitors with respiratory or heart conditions, people with sensitivities, or young children
  • The Catacombs are not accessible to persons with reduced mobility
  • Adult supervision required for children under 14
  • Luggage, strollers, motorcycle helmets, etc, are not allowed
  • To ensure the preservation of the site, it is forbidden to bring food and drink in the Catacombs
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The price includes:
  • Audio-guide available in French, English, Spanish, and German
  • Admission ticket with skip-the-line priority access

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Paris Catacombs Skip the line audio-guided tour

1 adult x 45,00 €

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45,00 € / pers.

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Address : Paris City Vision Louvre Agency

2 rue des Pyramides 75001 Paris

Metro :


, Pyramides

2 hour(s)

Organized by PARISCityVISION

Tour Code: CAA

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Wonderful experience

(5 of 5)

J. Michelle the 6/22/19

Easy to navigate, great info on the audio, perfect tour for us that we were not stuck in a group and able to wander at our leisure! Those stairs were brutal though!!

(5 of 5)

G. Cassandra the 6/4/19

Once we got there there was a very long queue that we were at the back of thinking we had forfeited our tour because there was no way the line was moving fast a very helpful lady came down the queue asking for skip the ,one ticket holders and she took us in to start our tour which was very good

(5 of 5)

A. Freya the 6/4/19

very interesting and great to skip the long line

(5 of 5)

S. Michael the 5/28/19

Number of reviews : 8

Average rating :

(4.9 of 5)

COVID-19 information: Our tours and activities are not operated from Oct. 1 to Dec. 25. They can be booked online now for later dates. Click HERE to learn more about the sanitary measures implemented and the answers to frequently asked questions.