1. France
  2. Ile-de-France
  3. Paris
  4. Paris Catacombs

Skip the Line: Paris Catacombs Small Group Tour

Product ID: 43883
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
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Live tour guide
Cancellation policy
Cancel up to 3 days in advance for a full refund


  • 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

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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
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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 later...off 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

February 16, 2020

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Product ID: 43883