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Paris Catacombs skip-the-line ticket with audioguide

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Discover a true labyrinth in the heart of the underground of Paris ! Paris Catacombs were built in the galleries of ancient quarries whose stones served to build the capital. Some say they are haunted …

Paris Catacombs History

At a depth of 20 meters underground, the remains of about 6 million Parisians rest peacefully in the ossuary.
These remains were transferred between the end of the 18th century and the middle of the 19th century, as the cemeteries closed because of insalubrity. The first one was the cemetery of the Innocents in the present district of « Les Halles » in 1785 followed by most of the other cemeteries until 1861.

The vast underground quarries of Paris which extend under several arrondissements of the capital are the subjects of countless fables and histories …

The presence of sentences, poems and other profane or religious texts adds a captivating, almost unreal dimension to the journey. This original site, ideal for an unusual visit, is a moving dive into the history of the Parisians and an invitation to a journey out of time.

Paris Catacombs Highlights

Visit the macabre Paris catacombs: underground tunnels lined with skulls and bones that hold the remains of more than six million people. Your visit will be with an audio-guide to help you to understand the mysteries of this secret place.

  • Benefit from a skip-the-line ticket
  • Avoid lengthy queues and the hassle of ticket counters
  • Informative audio-guide available in English, French, Spanish and German
  • Spend as much time as you like inside the catacombs

Paris Catacombs Tour description

The Catacombs are one of the more popular attractions in Paris. At the height of the tourist season, visitors can queue for up to three hours. With your skip-the-line ticket, you will wait much more less than that.

Although named after the catacombs along Rome’s ancient Appian Way, Paris Catacombs are much more recent. Following centuries of use, lack of space and the spread of disease led to the closure of the cemeteries of Paris. The first human remains were transferred from the Cimetière des Saints-Innocents to the quarries underneath the streets of the city in 1786. In all, the bones of an estimated six million individuals now lay in what is the largest ossuary in the world.

The catacombs are certainly a must-see in Paris and one of the places you shouldn’t miss.

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More information

What is included ?

  • Skip-the-line entrance to the Paris Catacombs
  • Audio-guide (available in English, French, German or Spanish)
  • Entry fee

What is not included ?

  • Food, drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Tour guide

Things to know

  • You can take pictures in Paris Catacombs, but flash is not allowed
  • You will have to climb down and back up 130 steps and walk about 2 kilometers underground during this tour
  • There are no elevators, no bathrooms and no lockers
  • This tour is not recommended for people with heart or breathing conditions or for children under the age of 10
  • Please note that this is not a guided tour; you will receive an audio guide providing you with information
  • There may be a queue at the skip-the-line entrance; however, this will be much shorter than at the standard entrance
  • Be aware that it is always around 14°C (57°F) in Paris Catacombs, so please dress accordingly
  • Tickets can be collected at the meeting point at any time on your booked date (opening times will be written on your voucher)
  • You may visit Paris Catacombs on any day and time once you have collected your tickets. You may stay inside as long as you want
  • Under 18-year-olds go free with a valid ID. They must be accompanied by an adult with a skip-the-line ticket to benefit from skip-the-line entrance


  • Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

Meeting Point

  • Meeting point : boutique bac loto souvenirs, 5 avenue general leclerc 75014 paris
  • The customer must go to the counter to exchange the voucher against the ticket.
  • Shop: open from 10am to 5pm.

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