Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Tour with Special Access

583 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
  • Choose 1:30 PM, 4:30 PM or 5:30 PM time for a smaller group size (6 guests)
  • 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: 583

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4.9 /5
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This tour was awesome. The part I appreciated most was Amehd. His knowledge made this tour first class. He is truly a student of the history he is sharing and it shows. I appreciated the timely manner of the tour, the skip the line access and all the small details he showed us that others never saw.
Verified · Betsy · Mar 15, 2024 · USA · Female · 45 to 54 years
Super cool place! Tour guide was super friendly. Highly recommended to get because the catacombs sell out usually everyday. Your guide was very nice had great stories and answered everyones questions!
Viator customer · Feb 16, 2024
Fantastic tour! The special access areas were definitely worth the money. I highly recommend this tour.
Viator customer · Feb 15, 2024
Amazing!!!! Our guid not only knew the catacombs she knew the history surrounding it all. Definitely worth it.
Viator customer · Feb 08, 2024
Trip was good and so weird . Would never recommend anyone to visit the catacombs further. Guides oration was a bit fast. But as a trip it was what was expected.i spoiled my mood by visiting Catacombs
Viator customer · Feb 07, 2024


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.

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