Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Tour with Special Access

253 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

Free Cancellation

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Leo was an amazing tour guide! She was extremely knowledgeable and gave us an amazing experience. She was friendly and fun! My wife and I had an unforgettable time! Thank you, Leo!!!
Michele · Aug 04, 2022 · United States · Female · 35 to 44 years
We really enjoyed the walking tour of the Paris catacombs. It was very nice to have a guide providing some history around the catacombs and how they came about. It was really nice taking the guided tour because we were able to access a few areas of the catacombs that not all visitors get to experience. Just be aware there are 130 steps going down as well as going up. There is also some water seeping through the lime stone that may get on your shoes and clothes. Overall the tour was excellent as well as the tour guide and we highly recommend it.
Brian · Aug 02, 2022 · United States · Male · 45 to 54 years
Our tour of the catacombs with Kaitlyn was one of the best experiences of our whole trip to France. Kaitlyn is a fantastic storyteller and made the history of the catacombs come alive with humor and panache. Our two boys LOVED seeing all the bones, and getting to see some of the private areas of the catacombs was very cool. I am so glad that we booked this tour instead of trying to walk through on our own!
Casey · Jul 30, 2022 · United States · Female · 35 to 44 years
Kaitlyn was the best tour guide! She made the whole experience amazing. She was full of knowledge and an gifted storyteller.
Sacha · Jul 10, 2022 · United States · Female · 45 to 54 years
Kaitlyn was amazing. She was funny, friendly, and smart. I learned a lot. My husband did not want to see the catacombs, but he had a great time and was very glad we booked the tour!
Sarah · Jul 07, 2022 · United States · Female · 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.