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 1pm
Catacombs tour at 1pm, arrive strictly 12:40pm
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
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.
Departs on Saturdays at 10am (arrive strictly at 9:40am)
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
Reviewed by: Eiki N, August 2016
very unique. To avoid lining up long hours, this tour is perfect. The guide taught a lot of history. After tour, a lot to think what is the life?
Reviewed by: George G, August 2016
Great tour, great tour guide, easy to locate meeting place. This is a must and I would only use Viator to book