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

Skip-the-Line: Paris Catacombs Guided Tour with VIP Access

Product ID: 54091
Discover the haunting underground labyrinth of the Paris Catacombs. Enjoy skip-the-line access to the site, where your professional English-speaking guide will tell you about the history of the Catacombs and some of the legends and stories about them.
About this activity
Duration: 2 hours
Skip the ticket line
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Explore the Paris Catacombs and discover their dark secrets
  • Learn the history and legends of the Catacombs from an expert guide
  • Skip the lines waiting to enter this unique Paris attraction
Full description
Paris is commonly known for its beauty and romance. However, far beneath the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre is an entirely different, intimidating world. In the Catacombs of Paris there is an inscription above a doorway that reads: Beware of the Realm of Death. This is a suitable warning to prepare you for a memorable, once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Access to the Catacombs is extremely limited as only 200 people are allowed to enter the site at a time. Consequently, lines can be very long and waits can be up to 2 hours. Privileged, skip-the-line access lets you save time and energy to make the most out of this personalized visit.

Nearly 300 kilometers of tunnels and narrow paths stretch below the streets of Paris. Originally, the Catacombs were limestone quarries, hollowed out for the construction of the most famous bridges and buildings in the city. Beginning in the 18th century, the Catacombs served as the final resting place for more than 6 million people, and skeletons, bones, and skulls of exhumed bodies neatly line the walls and arches.

Tour groups are limited to just 19 guests. Join this exclusive skip-the-line tour and see Paris in a different light than ever before.
  • English-speaking expert guide
  • Entrance ticket and reservation fee for the Paris Catacombs
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
Please note:
• The maximum group size is 19 participants
• The Catacombs are quite small and dark in places. This tour may not be appropriate for individuals with claustrophobia
• Unfortunately the tour is unable to accommodate guests with wheelchairs or any impairments requiring special assistance
• The tour is also unable to accommodate strollers or baby carriages
• Given the nature of the Catacombs, the space is often wet, dirty, and a little slippery. It is also a cool 14 degrees Centigrade year-round. Be sure to dress appropriately and bring a sweater during the summer months
• Comfortable walking shoes are also recommended
• Skip-the-line access and careful planning will limit crowd exposure, but please be aware that some locations may be unavoidably busy during standard opening hours
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 217 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.7 / 5
  • Organization
    4.6 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.3 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Our tour was with City Wonders and it was amazing! Our tour guide, Vic was full of stories and information, and made everything fascinating. She had a great sense of humor and her English was flawless. I can't recommend this tour enough. We are usually budget travelers, but this tour was worth every penny!!!

March 18, 2020

The tour was a lot of fun as it meant taking a deep dive into the history of Paris. With the many stories and anecdotes of the good lady, I can now see Paris with different eyes. The somewhat more piquant and cruel stories were unfortunately left out, in consideration of more sensitive minds. The 2 hours passed very quickly.

February 16, 2020

Was really great the guide Michelle was amazing really informative and good fun highly recommend it to anyone

February 16, 2020

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City Wonders Ltd.

Product ID: 54091