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