Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Tour with Special Access

523 reviews

2 hours

Max 19

Why take this tour?


  • Submerge yourself beneath the surface of the city streets
  • Explore the intricate network of tunnels which comprise the Paris Catacombs
  • Learn more about the events which led to the creation of one of Europe's largest communal burial grounds
  • Step inside parts of the Catacombs rarely seen by the public
  • Immerse yourself in the 'Empire of the Dead' and hear the story behind the structure
  • Sites Visited
  • Paris Catacombs
  • Tour Includes
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Expertly guided walking tour
  • Skip-the-line ticket for Paris Catacombs

Take a (special access!) walk through Paris's eerie City of the Dead

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Total Customer Reviews: 523

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4.9 /5
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This was the best tour we took in Paris. Amber was absolutely amazing. She really made the whole experience unforgettable. Her knowledge and story telling was beyond expectation. I couldn't recommend the catacombs tour with Amber more.
Verified · Jodie · Oct 11, 2023 · Australia · Female · 45 to 54 years
Leo did an amazing job with the tour! Very knowledgeable and passionate about it! Thanks!
Verified · Edgar · Sep 28, 2023 · USA · Male · 45 to 54 years
Nice tour Very good guide Wonderful place
Verified · Omar · Sep 01, 2023 · Saudi Arabia · Male · 25 to 34 years
Our Tour guide was very good. We were able to go down certain passages not open to all entries. Some very interesting stories about Les catacombs. I can’t say if the general entry ticket would’ve provided us with the same information. We moved along the passages to certain stops, passing by a few interesting things to see. Maybe with a smaller group it would’ve been easier to navigate through. We had 14 in our group and it was difficult to see some of the interesting stops. Not everyone is considerate and will move along to allow others a chance to take photos or to look and take it in. That’s not the tours fault, however a reminder to allow others to see would be an option. Overall Les catacombs is an interesting historical place . The Tour guide herself was great. I would spend my money on a smaller group tour or wonder around on my own.
Verified · Chelanne · Aug 29, 2023 · Canada · Female · 45 to 54 years
Angel was an amazing guide…so knowledgeable and friendly! My granddaughter was nervous about going down to the catacombs and he reassured her all would be well, including lending her his obsidian ring. He was delightful and explained the history of the architectural reasons for the tunnels as well as the movement of the bones from the cemeteries to the catacombs. I highly recommend this tour!
Verified · Wendy · Aug 16, 2023 · USA · Female · 65 to 74 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point
2 avenue du General Leclerc. Meet your guide in front of Café du Rendez-vous. They will be holding a green Walks sign.

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


Do I need to bring an ID with me on this tour?
Yes! Please ensure that all members of your party, including children, have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit.
I'm claustrophobic. Can I still take a Catacomb tour?
While the Paris Catacombs are not the tightest catacombs we have ever visited, they are still a series of underground tunnels running deep below the streets of Paris. As such, we do not recommend visiting them if you suffer from Claustrophobia.
What should I wear on my Paris Catacombs tour?
Regardless of what the weather is above ground, the tunnels of the Paris Catacombs are a consistent wet and cool 14°C/57°F all year long. Because of this, we recommend that you wear appropriate clothes, carrying a cardigan in summer and wearing layers that you can remove in winter. We also recommend comfortable walking shoes as the ground is uneven in places.
Are the restrictions on what I can bring on my Paris Catacombs tour?
Yes - only very small backpacks and handbags may be taken inside Paris Catacombs. More specifically, any bag must be smaller than 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm. There is no luggage storage at or near the Paris Catacombs and Walks cannot responsible for entry denied due to large luggage.
I am in a wheelchair: Can I take a tour of Paris Catacombs?
No. Unfortunately, due to their historic nature, the Catacombs are not wheelchair accessible.
Can I take this tour if I'm pregnant?
It depends. The people who guard the Paris Catacombs consider women who are visibly pregnant to have a "mobility impairment" and therefore do not allow them to descend into the Catacombs. While we do not necessarily agree with this assessment, we have to respect their policies. If you are visibly pregnant we recommend that you do not take this tour and cannot accept responsibility if you are refused entrance.

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