Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Tour with Special Access

289 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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Our tour guide, Julia, was wonderful. She was able to take us into some non-public areas and added some helpful commentary about what we were seeing. She also gave us a great recommendation of an area to try for lunch!
Analiese · Jan 21, 2023 · United States · Female · 35 to 44 years
Our guide Nancy was awesome
Lilian · Jan 07, 2023 · United States · Female · 55 to 64 years
Group is too big to really enjoy the experience. The guide needs to be more interesting.
Thomas · Jan 06, 2023 · United States · Male · 35 to 44 years
It was an amazing experience! Leo is a fantastic guide and her enthusiasm for the catacombs rubs off.
Julia · Jan 05, 2023 · Australia · Female · 45 to 54 years
A fantastic experience deep underneath Paris. Our expert guide Michelle brought the dead of the catacombs to life (haha!), summarising centuries of Parisian history into one delightful little package tailored to really highlight the importance of the kilometres of tunnels under the city, and how and why they came to be created and then subsequently filled with the bones of 6 million former inhabitants. Sure, you don't need an official guide to access the landmark, but having an expert like Michelle really opens up the history of the place, and also permits access to parts of the tunnels not normally accessible to the general public. Do the tour, you won't regret it!
Jonathan · Dec 18, 2022 · Australia · 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.