Guided tour of the Catacombs of Paris
Paris is a romantic and popular city, but it has hidden, enigmatic and even macabre aspects that are not usually known or seen by regular tourists. The Catacombs of Paris are part of the darker side of the city. The inscription (in French) above the entrance gives you an idea of what the experience will be like: "Halt, this is the empire of death". Twenty metres below the surface and spanning almost 300 kilometres, the Catacombs of Paris, dating back to the 18th century, are the final resting place of more than six million Parisians. Explore this unique underground world with an expert guide, who will reveal the history of the catacombs and the legends of those who rest in peace here, sheltered from the plagues, revolutions and wars they may have endured.
What we are going to do?
Guided tour of the Paris Catacombs, home to millions of skulls and bones of ancient Parisians. With skip-the-line entry to avoid the two-hour wait and special access to areas restricted to the general public. The visit is accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide who will tell you the history of the catacombs. These catacombs are among the 14 museums in Paris and, with the help of the guide, you will see and appreciate how the layers of skulls and bones that cover the Romanesque-style walls and arches are arranged and divided by poems and literary passages.
Special access to restricted areas
line entrance tickets
What should I bring?
Warm clothing and suitable footwear (the catacombs are always cold and very humid)
For your interest, please check COVID-19 health requirements and regulations. The visit is not recommended for people with claustrophobia and is not accessible for wheelchairs, pushchairs or prams. It is important to arrive 15 minutes early.
Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.