Skip the Line: Paris Catacombs Small Group Tour

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Skip the Line: Paris Catacombs Small Group Tour

From US$ 96.62 per person

Skip the long lines and get exclusive access to sections closed to the public. Head below the streets of Paris on a guided tour to explore the underground labyrinth of the Catacombs, a mysterious network with skeletal remains on display.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 2 hours
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  • Enjoy official priority access to the Catacombs and avoid the 2-hour wait to enter
  • Discover the fascinating history of one of Paris’s hidden secrets
  • Tour the underbelly of Paris with a veteran guide who has years of experience navigating the Catacombs
  • Gain exclusive access to sections closed to the public
Full description
Under the Paris of today lies another city that few have experienced. Follow your guide on this 2-hour tour as you embark on a unique and mysterious quest through this city of the dead, unearthing all of the deep secrets that lay hidden in the underbelly of Paris. Bypass the crowds as you enjoy skip-the-line access, and let a passionate local guide lead the way on your dark adventure. Head down into this endless network of underground stone quarries that house the Catacombs, a macabre installation of carefully stacked bones, and the secrets of the Paris of old. The Catacombs is home to the remains of several legendary figures in French history, including the Man in the Iron Mask and guillotine victims such as the infamous revolutionary Robespierre. Fascinating sculptures left behind by quarryman Décure will surprise and delight as you work your way through this subterranean maze in search of its hidden details.
  • Official skip-the-line admission
  • An enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide
  • Access to sections closed to the public
    Not suitable for
    • Wheelchair users
    COVID-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers must bring their own headphones
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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    Meeting point

    Meet your guide just in front of the glass doors of the Catacombs entrance, on the sidewalk. There is no need to enter the line. The exact address is 3/5 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy. The nearest metro station is "Denfert-Rochereau”. Your guide will be wearing a special badge with the Localers logo, you can't miss it! Please be sure to locate your guide in front of the entrance before entering the Catacombs. Unless you arrive late, do not enter without your guide.

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes

    Not allowed

    • Pets
    • Smoking
    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Skip-the-line access is available only once per week, so be sure to reserve early before tickets sell out
    • The tour involves a lot of walking and climbing stairs – the Catacombs are 130 steps below ground and there are 83 steps up to the exit
    • This tour is not recommended for those with cardiac or respiratory problems, those suffering from claustrophobia or any similar nervous condition, or those with young children
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 / 5

    based on 140 reviews

    Review summary

    • Service
      4.8 / 5
    • Organization
      4.7 / 5
    • Value for money
      4.3 / 5
    • Safety
      4.7 / 5
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    Could not have been better

    Regular ticket line was 5 hour wait on the day we went...we got there 10 minutes before tour started...easy to find place...there is a glass entrance door...tour guide was there...took our tickets and 5 minutes we went down the spiral staircase of I believe 130 steps which were very easy to handle no matter what age...tour guide was a bubbly woman with great personality and lots of information to share...highly recommend this tour...we were 20 people and went into rooms normal ticket holders do not get to go in

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    January 7, 2019

    Well worth it.

    What a fantastic tour. So much information that you would never know walking through the Catacombs on your own. Also the curiosity and disappointment of the people not on the tour as we went through locked doors to see extra special sites. It was also a bonus skipping the long line. Can't remember our tour guides name but she was so passionate about the subject, she made it really interesting. Our tour was 21/07/18 at 11.30. Would definately recomend to anyone wanting to visit the Catacombs of Paris.

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    July 29, 2018

    Really fun!

    It was nice skipping the 6-hour line and getting to take a small tour of just 10 people. The guide was nice and the catacombs are very interesting. I highly recommend booking this. Seriosuly. The line wrapped around almost an entire time and we went at 11h30 so unless you want to literally spend ALL DAY standing in a circle around a park in Paris, BOOK AHEAD

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    July 1, 2018

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