Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Tour with Special Access

281 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


Verified Customer Reviews

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Latest reviews
Awesome tour of the Catacombs with our knowledgeable and funny guide, Kaitlin!
Mark · Nov 18, 2022 · United States · Male · 55 to 64 years
Our guide Michelle was very pleasant, knowledgeable, and passionate about her job as a guide. This enhanced our experience with visiting the Catacombs and made it more enjoyable. We learned a lot of history of the Catacombs from Michelle. Thank you for sharing your knowledge.
Katherine · Nov 17, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
We really enjoyed our tour of the catacombs with Michelle. She was very knowledgeable and kept the tour interesting.
Katherine · Nov 14, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
Our guide, Kaitlyn, was great for the catacomb tour. She brought the bones to life so to speak. You need to hear the interesting stories that go along with what you are seeing. You also see parts that are off limits to the general public. The bones are an artistic display.
Rebecca · Nov 03, 2022 · United States · Female · 25 to 34 years
What a fantastic tour led by an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide. Such great history and the extra stops really brought it to the next level. I am glad we decided to book this rather than do a self-guided tour.
Frank · Oct 25, 2022 · United States · Male · 35 to 44 years

Meeting Point

Meeting Point Map ⟶

Meeting Point
2 avenue du General Leclerc (Café du Rendez-vous)

Please meet 15 minutes prior to the tour start time.


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.
Do I need to bring an ID with me on this tour?
Yes! Please ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for a student discount.
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.