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Skip-the-Line: The Catacombs of Paris Tour

by City Wonders Duration 2h Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is C$135

Embark on a journey to discover the darker side of the City of Light on a tour of the Parisian Catacombs. A burial ground for millions, the Catacombs' subterranean tunnels are still lined with human skulls and bones. This eerie underground labyrinth of tombs casts the city in a new light.

Although best known for its stunning landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre, there exists a whole other city underground – an extensive labyrinth that extends nearly 186 miles (300 km). These ancient limestone quarries date back to 2 BC, but became a mass burial site in the 18th century.

Skip the lines at the entrance and descend deep underground to explore half a mile (1 km) of these fascinating burial chambers. Your guide gives you insights into the fascinating history behind this gallery of skeletons and the haunting stories that go with them. After seeing this side of Paris, it’s difficult to look at the city in the same light again.

Embark on a journey to discover the darker side of the City of Light on a tour of the Parisian Catacombs. A burial ground for millions, the Catacombs' subterranean tunnels are still lined with human skulls and bones. This eerie underground labyrinth of tombs casts the city in a new light.

Although best known for its stunning landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre, there exists a whole other city underground – an extensive labyrinth that extends nearly 186 miles (300 km). These ancient limestone quarries date back to 2 BC, but became a mass burial site in the 18th century.

Skip the lines at the entrance and descend deep underground to explore half a mile (1 km) of these fascinating burial chambers. Your guide gives you insights into the fascinating history behind this gallery of skeletons and the haunting stories that go with them. After seeing this side of Paris, it’s difficult to look at the city in the same light again.

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10:30 AM, Tour in English

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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2:30 PM, Tour in English

Duration 2h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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Skip-the-Line: The Catacombs of Paris Tour

Activity Location

Paris

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Paris Catacombs

    1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy

    Paris 75014


Highlights

  • Eerie subterranean world existing under the Paris streets

  • Labyrinth of underground tunnels extending hundreds of miles

  • 18th-century history of the mass burial site

  • Skip-the-Line admission allowing you to avoid long lines

  • Group of no more than 19, ensuring an intimate experience


Inclusions

  • Guided tour of the Paris Catacombs

  • Skip-the-Line entrance

  • Admission fees

  • Commentary in English


Know Before You Book

  • Children aged 3 and younger are complimentary.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • If you have limited mobility, you should not take part.

  • This activity is unable to accommodate pushchairs or baby carriers.

  • You must be able to climb and descend stairs and walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


Skip-the-Line: The Catacombs of Paris Tour ratings based on 49 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5

5/5 Aug 29, 2018

So glad we did not have to queue on the hot streets of Paris. Randa was our guide for the trip. She told the stories with great enthusiasm and knowledge making the catacombs come to life. It was surreal to be down there with all the bones... and skulls which decorated the end of every tunnel.

5/5 Aug 29, 2018

Our guide Randa was fantastic! She made the history come alive (so to speak!). The tour was well organized, we met outside the entrance and walked in past the hundreds waiting in line - but the value of having a live guide was immeasurable! The stories, the answers to questions, and the explanations were well worth the price of the tour.

5/5 Aug 26, 2018

Great guide with plenty of time for us..also the restricted area was a bonus we weren’t expected..highly recommended

Flighty

Newbury. United Kingdom