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Skip The Line Paris Catacombs Tour

Duration: 2 hours
Destination: France, Ile de France and Paris, Paris
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Explore the mysterious underground world of the Catacombs in Paris on this 2-hour tour. Meet your guide and head underground to enjoy a narrated tour of the tombs. Hear the history behind this labyrinth of tunnels, which contains the bones of more than six million people.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour

What You Can Expect

Meet your guide and descend the 130 steps down below street level to the mysterious Catacombs below.

Follow your guide along the tunnels of the Catacombs and hear the fascinating history of this ancient, underground burial ground on your narrated walking tour. Enjoy an immersive experience of the Catacombs and feel free to ask any questions you may have.

Wander the winding tunnels lined with incredible collections of stacked bones and skulls, as your guide relays details of the Catacombs. The area became an underground cemetery in the 18th century, and today contains the remains of more than six million people.

Discover a whole new side of Paris you've never seen before!

After 1.5 hours in the Catacombs, ascend the steps back up to street level where your tour will come to an end.

Cancellation Policy

Package is cancellable prior to three days from the commencement of the service.


  • Entrance fees to the Catacombs
  • Guided Visit
  • Professional guide


  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Exact meeting time will be informed in the tour confirmation.
  • Due to limited capacity at the Catacombs the tour must start on time. The guide will not wait for you if you are late, even if you call in advance.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible; there are 130 steps below ground to enter the Catacombs and 83 steps to climb up to exit, and there is no elevator
  • Not advisable for anyone with cardiac or respiratory weakness, nervous disease or tendencies towards claustrophobia
  • Not advisable for infants or young children
  • No restrooms or cloakrooms at the Catacombs
  • The temperature remains at 57°F (14°C) inside the Catacombs; dressing warmly is recommended
  • The tour is only valid on the date stated on the voucher
  • Please be aware that at busy times there may be a long queue to enter the Catacombs

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Departure Point

Catacombs, central Paris

Departure Time

10:30am - 11.30am - 12pm - 1pm or 2pm depending on the slot chosen
Please make sure to arrive 15 mins before departure time


2 hours

Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Tour Options

12h30 tour - Week - 2019

Code: TG14

Skip The Line Catacombs Guided Tour 12:30 PM
13h30 Tour - Week - 2019

Code: TG16

Skip the line Catacombs Guided tour 1:30 PM
14h30 Week 2019

Code: TG17

Skip the line Paris Catacombs Guided Tour 2:30 PM
16h30 Week 2019

Code: TG18

Skip the line Paris Catacombs Guided Tour 4:30 PM
10h30 Week end 2019

Code: TG19

Skip the line Paris Catacombs Guided Tour 10:30 AM
11h30 Week end 2019

Code: TG20

Skip the line Paris Catacombs Guided Tour 11:30 AM
12h30 Week end 2019

Code: TG21

Skip the line Paris Catacombs Guided Tour 12:30 PM
14h30 Week end 2019

Code: TG22

Skip the line Paris Catacombs Guided Tour 2:30 PM

User's Reviews

Image - 09 Aug 2018 -


This was a wonderful tour for our family of four - boys are 13 and 16. It was about 1 hour and 45 minutes in length - totally doable for our family. Our group was maybe 12 in size. Our tour guide UL, or EL?? was very fun and knowledgeable and kept it short, sweet and interesting for all - you weren't in one place too long while underground. Would def recommend your family to go and see!!

Image - 29 Jul 2018 -

Adrian C

This is an excellent tour and I cannot believe I forgot the guides name he had a heavy eastern european accent This tour allows you access to many parts of the catacombs that are off limits to the public. I do not think I would have enjoyed it without the tour as the guide gave so much background to the history. After a while you realize it is just a graveyard, but being in a tour added to the experience. The line to get in is crazy long too, we skipped in front of people who had been there 1-2 hours. They can only let in a certain amount of people at a time. You definitely want to pay for the tour and skip the line, worth the money.

Image - 04 Jul 2018 -


This is a must do in Paris! Our group of 8 enjoyed this tour immensely! The guide was very knowledgable. This place was so much more than we thought it would be!

Image - 01 Jul 2018 -

Laurie M

The tour was fun and the history was very interesting.

Image - 30 Jun 2018 -

Sandra A

This was a fascinating tour. The catacombs were created because of the overflow of the Paris cemeteries in the late 1700s. They actually brought the bones here and displayed them in artistic presentations. Some people were also buried here but most skeletons were transferred after previous burial. Our guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out many interesting things.

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Paris Catacombs




Entrance to the boneyard




Our guide at the entrance to the part of the tomb with the most bones





Tour bus

Paris 2016



Tour September 2016



Tour September 2016


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