Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Small-Group Walking Tour

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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 3731CATACOMBS
Paris is known for the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre, but in the City of Lights a darker reality lurks in the infamous catacombs of Paris. This exclusive Skip the Line tour, explores the extensive underground labyrinth that extends beneath the Paris city surface. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 20 people, ensuring you'll receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable guide. And by booking ahead, you won't waste any time waiting in line!
"Stop! Here is the empire of death." This is the sign that greets you as you enter the underground chambers of the Paris catacombs, eerie resting place of French citizens of the past. Descend deep into the tunnels of Paris and explore over a kilometer of catacombs decorated with human skulls and bones. Discover the extraordinary history of the catacombs and listen to the haunting stories and legends of these galleries of skeletons.

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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2 hours (approx.)

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Catacombs tour at 11am
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Catacombs tour at 11am

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Catacombs tour at 2pm

Catacombs tour at 2pm, arrive strictly at 1:40pm

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Catacombs Tour at 4pm

Catacombs tour at 4pm, arrive strictly 3:40pm

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Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Small-Group Walking Tour

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
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  • 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
Departs on Thursdays at 4pm (arrive strictly at 3:40pm)
Departs on Saturdays at 10am (arrive strictly at 9:40am)
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Skye T, January 2016

Alberto was a super friendly, really knowledgeable and entertaining guide, and it really was a 'skip the line' tour - we missed 2 hours of waiting as a result of this! English wasn't his first language, but he had such a great grasp on it :
It was great value for money, especially as only at the start and end of the tour/tunnels could any information be found regarding the geology of the place, and there was nothing about the bones or the signs you could find along the way. Highly recommended this tour!!

Reviewed by: stephrn01, January 2016

I'm still amazed how skulls and bones can be so beautiful!

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Tour code: 3731CATACOMBS