Paris Catacombs Crypt of Passion

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  • Paris Catacombs Skip-the-Line Ticket with Audio Guide

    1. Paris Catacombs Skip-the-Line Ticket with Audio Guide

    Discover a world beneath the streets of Paris and 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.  Avoid lengthy lines and the hassle of ticket counters – simply show your voucher, start your self-guided tour and explore the “City of Lights” at your own pace.

    Amazing experience! Only not so much as skipping the line as standing in it when enough people do the same but the wait for us was really short.

  • Paris Catacombs: Tour

    2. Paris Catacombs: Tour

    Join your knowledgeable, informative guide on this tour through the underground passages and special rooms of the Catacombs. Get the most out of your visit as you listen to unique insights from your guide and together, navigate this dark but curious space. Learn the intriguing stories of those who worked, visited, and have been laid to rest here over the centuries, including the secret societies who still visit today. Discover the history of the labyrinthian passages, from how they were initially mined for limestone to how they are now home to the bones of more than 6 million former Parisians. The remains that you’ll walk past were carefully moved here in the 18th century, in a discreet operation to transfer them from the unclean and overflowing cemeteries of the city center.

  • Paris Catacombs: Special Access Small Group Tour

    3. Paris Catacombs: Special Access Small Group 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.

    Kaitlyn was an amazing tour guide! We got so so stuck in awful traffic and she managed to stall 15 minutes for us and we met her in the catacombs! I’m sure this is not usually possible but as this has been a dream of mine for years I’m so so happy she was able to today! She was so informative I took lots of notes so I hope she didn’t think I was being rude being on my phone so much! The whole tour was so entertaining and she took the effort to get to know all our names which was a special plus. Thanks so much for all you did Kaitlyn! Whatever you’re earning you deserve a raise! Lots of love Shan and Greg 10/09 tour x

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Kaitlyn was an amazing tour guide! We got so so stuck in awful traffic and she managed to stall 15 minutes for us and we met her in the catacombs! I’m sure this is not usually possible but as this has been a dream of mine for years I’m so so happy she was able to today! She was so informative I took lots of notes so I hope she didn’t think I was being rude being on my phone so much! The whole tour was so entertaining and she took the effort to get to know all our names which was a special plus. Thanks so much for all you did Kaitlyn! Whatever you’re earning you deserve a raise! Lots of love Shan and Greg 10/09 tour x

Catacombs were awesome. The audioguide was very informative and definitely worth it. the groups without it definitely walked through way faster and didn't enjoy it as much. the guide and catacombs provide a very interesting snapshot into the history of France. highly recommend!

This tour is a must! It was over our expectations and our guide Michelle was the best. It is so worth taking a private tour because you get to see some areas that are closed to the public and you get so much more information.

Michelle was super informative and created a comfortable environment! Answered any questions we had about the catacombs and other common tourism questions about Paris! Loved her sense of humor!

Amazing experience! Only not so much as skipping the line as standing in it when enough people do the same but the wait for us was really short.