Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Small-Group Walking Tour
The Paris catacombs were originally limestone quarries, mined for the construction of Paris' most famous buildings and bridges. From the late 1700s the quarries were used to house bodies moved here from the overcrowded cemeteries of Paris. The bones of exhumed bodies were stacked neatly in various rooms creating kilometers of walls composed entirely of human remains.
Access to the catacombs is extremely limited and the long lines can last up to two hours. With privileged Skip the Line access you can avoid the long wait and enjoy a personalized visit with our limited group of just 20 guests per day. Join us and explore Paris as never before on this exclusive Skip the Line tour!
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Catacombs tour at 10am
Catacombs tour at 10am, arrive strictly at 09:40am
Catacombs Tour at 1:30pm
Catacombs tour at 1:30pm, arrive strictly at 13:10
Catacombs tour at 2pm
Catacombs tour at 2pm, arrive strictly at 1:40pm
Catacombs Tour at 4pm
Catacombs tour at 4pm, arrive strictly 3:40pm
Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Small Group Walking Tour
- Skip the Line access and visit to the Parisian catacombs
- Small group tour (maximum 20 people)
- Entrance fees
- Local guide
- Gratuities (optional)
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
- Not wheelchair accessible
- We regret that we are unable to accommodate pushchairs or strollers on our tours
Reviewed by: Thomas N, July 2015
Interesting visit - enjoyed the tour.
Reviewed by: terri, July 2015
This was a great tour! Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. Everyone in our group enjoyed this tour. Beware of the steps. Going down is fairly easy. Going up will be more difficult for someone out of shape or elderly. I will say that my mother was able to do it and steps are hard for her. There are 84 steps up, I believe. And it is a narrow, winding staircase.
There was a line of people waiting to get in who had not purchased a tour. I heard it was over 3 hours long. We met up with our group and went in within 15 minutes.
Wear sensible shoes because you will be walking on uneven paths with rocks and dirt. The catacombs are a bit chilly, but it felt good with all the walking.
Highly recommend. We went with a family group of 8. Youngest was 11 and oldest 64 and everyone loved it.