Skip the Line Guided Tour to the Paris Catacombs with off Limits Access

5/5 (7 reviews)
  • Description

Did you know that a parallel world exists deep beneath the heart of Paris? We’re not talking about the metro tunnels crisscrossing below, or the intricate networks of the sewer system. No we’re talking skeletons—6 million of them to be exact! 

Tour inside Paris Catacombs

The Catacombs encapsulate all that is mysterious and beguiling about Paris, offering a unique underground adventure unmatched by any other city. But our excursion is so much more than bones—in fact some of the city’s deepest darkest secrets lay within those limestone tunnels. We offer rare VIP access so you’ll see more unexpected objects and thought-provoking curiosities than the normal visitor. This is a chance to explore underground Paris to the fullest.

A trip through the Catacombs is a journey through time that revisits some of the most turbulent and tumultuous periods in Paris history. Where did the bones come from? Why were they put there? And more importantly—who arranged them in such a bizarre way? You’ll discover the stories and secrets of this network of tunnels that extend some 20m beneath the hustle and bustle of modern Paris. To sweeten the deal we’ve also arranged skip-the-line access so you can avoid what is typically several hours of standing in line.

Don’t wander aimlessly like the others, wondering what you’re looking at. A Localers tour means you get access to dark corners that are closed to the general public. Dig deeper with us into a world of darkness that resides quietly beneath the City of Light. You’ll never look at Paris the same way again!¨

Please note:

  • No toilets, no cloakroom. 
  • Animals are prohibited. 
  • 130 steps down. 83 steps to go up.
  • Temperature: 14 ° C.
  • Not recommended for people suffering from cardiac or respiratory insufficiency, sensitive persons and young children.
  • The Catacombs are not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
  • Only participants 8 years old and more

The price includes:

  • Guided tour of the Catacombs of Paris with guide. 
  • Skip the line entrance
  • Access to special sections that are closed to the public

Further information on your confirmation voucher:

You will receive a reservation confirmation by e-mail, as well as a voucher. Meet your guide just in front of the glass doors of the Catacombs entrance, on the sidewalk. There is no need to enter the line. The exact address is 3/5 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy.

  • Duration 2 hour(s)
  • Tour language
  • Highlights
  • 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

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Skip the Line Guided Tour to the Paris Catacombs with off Limits Access

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Address : Catacombs Main Entrance - in front of the glass doors
3/5 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy
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Catacombs Main Entrance

  • Customer reviews
Number of reviews : 7
Average rating : 4.9 /5
Very informative and Marc was a joy.
We really enjoyed our tour! Good info! The tour moved along at a nice pace- not too fast but not too slow! Enough time to look, take pics, and then move on!
Loved the Catacombes of Paris! I highly recommend getting the guided tour. If you do not the line to get in is 3-4 hours. The guided tour was informative and amazing!
This was a great tour. Our tour guide Marc spoke very good English, he was knowledgeable, friendly and professional. Being able to skip the queue and having such a fabulous guide made this tour a wonderful experience.
Loved it! The guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was on time and informative.
Excellent tour guide. Recommend this if you want to skip the line and have a narrated tour.
Very informative.