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Paris: Catacombs Skip-the-Ticket-Line Ticket and Audio Guide

1. Paris: Catacombs Skip-the-Ticket-Line Ticket and Audio Guide

Avoid the hassle of ticket counters. Simply show your voucher, start your self-guided tour and explore the 'City of Lights' at your own pace with an informative audio guide. As you discover a world beneath the streets of Paris, see tunnels and rooms decorated with the human bones and skulls of around 6 million Parisians. The Paris Catacombs were originally a quarry with hundreds of kilometers of tunnels burrowed beneath the streets of Paris. When the cemeteries of Paris became overfilled, the city started moving the dead into the Catacombs. 

Paris Catacombs: Skip-the-Line Special Access Tour

2. Paris Catacombs: Skip-the-Line Special Access Tour

Get fast track entry to the underground cemetery of the Paris Catacombs, composed of miles of underground tunnels lined with the skulls and bones of some 6 million Parisians. Join a local guide and explore the catacombs in a small group of no more than 19 people. Each room reveals ever more ornate and macabre bone decorations. Hear the unbelievable story of how the catacombs were built, and the massive project that was undertaken to move bones from around the city to this point. Your special access status means the guards will also open gates just for your group, letting you into areas such as a secret chapel decorated with skulls and femurs. The Paris Catacombs contain bones representing some 2,000 years of history, and their construction was a unique civil engineering project that helped give rise to the modern-day city.

Paris Catacombs Skip-the-Line Guided Tour and Special Access

3. Paris Catacombs Skip-the-Line Guided Tour and Special Access

Meet your guide at the Paris Catacombs and skip the lines to descend 20 meters below street level. Learn how 200 miles of tunnels were mined to solve the problem of the overcrowded cemeteries, and hear about the struggle and ultimate glory of the macabre, sacred site. Get a feel for the amazing chambers as you pass the "Arrete. C'est Ici L'Empire De La Mort" ("Stop. Here is the Empire of Death") sign. Find yourself surrounded by bones and skulls, carefully arranged with reverence and a decorative flourish. Enter special areas closed to the general public as you follow in the footsteps of the 18th and 19th-century French royals.

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What people are saying about Paris Catacombs Crypt of Passion

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4.5 / 5

based on 9,911 reviews

Enlightening experience! The audio guide is very beneficial with this tour. Without it I would have had no idea what was going on. Also, booking these tickets in advance is a must. Several people came to get tickets and there were none available. A very unique tour.

We have never been to anything similar before, truly unique. A fascinating view of the development of the city of Paris, physically and socially. Slightly off the beaten path but well worth it.

Our tickets were uploaded to the app so we just went straight to the gate at the catacombes. It was an easy experience.

Amazing tour of the catacombs with good quality audio guide. Be warned there are a lot of stairs to walk up and down

Excellent experience, easy to use tickets, short line for those with reservations, and great audio tour.