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Catacombs Guided Tour

The sacred and strange underground tomb of Paris
  • When 2:30 p.m. daily (except Mondays)
  • Duration 1.5 hours
  • Meeting Point 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy

€79 per adult

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€79 per adult

€79 per adult

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  • Local experts
    Personal stories and insider travel tips
  • Top rated
    Thousands of reviews averaging 4.9 stars
  • Worry-free booking
    Flexible scheduling and refunds

Experience Highlights

  • Get special access to otherwise forbidden areas of the Catacombs.
  • Learn how this network of 200 miles of underground tunnels came to be and who’s buried here.
  • Skip the long lines to enter the Catacombs.
  • Hear the many histories and legends associated with this strange subterranean world.
  • Get tips on where to look for unique bone configurations and even unexpected art.
  • Entrance fees are included for your convenience.

Itinerary

  • Paris Catacombs

    A guided descent into the historic ossuary below Paris, including areas off limits to regular tourists

  • The Empire of Death Sign

    Part of the Paris Catacombs, a sign warning you to stop as you enter the Empire of Death (“Arrête! C’est ici l’Empire de la Mort”)

  • Shop Paris Catacombs

    Where you can pick up that perfect Paris Catacombs souvenir

Our Experts

All our tours are led by locals. Meet a few of our Paris experts who will make your tour come alive with personal stories and insider tips.

Plan Your Trip

Arrive 15 minutes early to the check-in point.

The tour starts promptly, and you may not be able to catch up if you arrive late.

The Catacombs are not wheelchair accessible.

There are about 130 steps to descend to the Catacombs.

No refunds or rescheduling allowed.

Due to the nature of this attraction, all purchases are final.

If the time you booked isn’t available, we’ll provide rescheduled options.

If none of those options work for you, we’ll provide a full refund.

This tour isn’t recommended for those with limited mobility or anxiety in closed spaces.

Participants should have a moderate physical fitness level and be comfortable descending stairs underground. Your guide will help lead the way.

Tour runs rain or shine.

This tour happens in all weather, so please plan accordingly. In rare instances where we have to cancel, you’ll be allowed to reschedule for another time (if available) or be issued a refund.

Meeting Point

1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy. From Metro station Denfert Rochereau (line 4 or 6), use Exit 1 to reach the street level.
You’ll see the Catacombs entrance, with glass doors and a sign, across the street, located to the right of the small green building that was the former entrance.

FAQs

How much walking is there?

The Catacombs tour includes about 1 mile of walking. There’s also around 130 steps down and another 100 or so back up to street level.

Are there lockers available before we descend to the Catacombs?

No. We recommend leaving luggage and extra bags at your hotel.

Is my entry ticket included in the price of the tour?

Yes, your entry ticket to the Catacombs is included in the price of the tour and allows access to exclusive areas available only during guided tours.

What is the temperature in the Catacombs?

The average temperature below ground at the depth of the Catacombs is around 57 degrees Fahrenheit. We recommend wearing layers to account for the change in temperature.

Can I take photos inside the Catacombs?

Taking photos inside the Catacombs is permitted but some areas prohibit the use of flash photography.

What is the policy on gratuities?

Tips are always appreciated by our guides but never expected. They should be given if you believe your guide did an outstanding job and if you personally want to demonstrate your appreciation to the guide.

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