Guided tour

Paris: Skip-the-Line Catacombs Tour

Paris: Skip-the-Line Catacombs Tour

Activity provider: Fat Tire Tours - Paris
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 82.43 per person

Enjoy a trip to the underground world of the Parisian Catacombs on this skip-the-line tour. Forget wasting time in queues, and get straight to this immense cemetery.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Skip the ticket line
Live tour guide


  • Receive special attention and a personalized service throughout the tour
  • See the spectacle of the Catacombs without wasting two hours queuing
  • Get full narration of every part of the catacombs
Full description
Explore the world-famous Parisian Catacombs without the hassle of getting in line This exclusive walking tour takes you through the underground world of the catacombs which are home to the bones of over 6 million people. Learn the history behind the Catacombs, why the labyrinth of tunnels became an underground cemetery, and see the piles of bones within. Experience first hand the grizzly reality of this massive underground cemetery without wasting time in line. Numbers are limited to a maximum of 19 people for this tour. This ensures that you will receive personalized attention from your knowledgeable, expert, English speaking guide. A truly unique tour, this underground world is one not to be missed on any trip to Paris.
  • Entrance to Catacombs with guide
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • People with claustrophobia
  • People with heart problems
  • People with respiratory issues
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

This tour meets just in front of the entrance to the Catacombs. The guide will be wearing a Fat Tire Tours shirt/jacket and holding a sign. The closest metro is Denfert-Rochereau on line 6 or line 4.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour is not recommended for young children
  • Tips are not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 6 reviews

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Outstanding tour w/ the right guide.

Without the right guide it would be just bones buried underground. Luckily Marcus our tourguide made the time spent enjoyable and informative. My wife and I enjoyed the information and passion about the history Marcus detailed during the tour, I highly recommend using a tourguide and hopefully it"ll be Marcus from NJ.

September 4, 2012

Best tour in Paris- do not miss the Paris Catacombs!

My sister and I are so pleased with the tour of the Catacombs of Paris. This was the best tour we went on in Paris! We were able to skip the two hour line. The guide you provided was so knowledgable,and we learned so much interesting information. He took the time to share with us the history of this fascinating place! He wanted us to take our time and really appreciate and enjoy our time there. The tour was in no way rushed, and it was fascinating! The guide was wonderful and that made all the difference. We noticed people not on our tour meandering through, and not really understanding what they were seeing. Our guide was able to explain everything to us and had an great personality as well. Thank you for the excellent guide and the chance to skip the line. We had an excellent time at the Catacombs and in the city of lights!!!!

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June 12, 2012

Everything went brilliantly, very interesting tour

Through the catacombs without any queuing and with fascinating background information from an extremely good guide - highly recommendable, as long as you have a good grasp of English.

June 17, 2012

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