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Top sights in Paris
"Stop! This is the Empire of the Dead!" warns the greeting sign at the Catacombs, Paris' ancient tunnel network turned mass tomb. Only parts of it are open to the public, and the rest is rife with Parisian rebellion, romance, and idealism!
18th century Parisian cemeteries were so full that they were spoiling the city's wine and milk! Soon after, six million bodies were transferred to the city's ancient underground quarries.
People have long believed the Catacombs to be haunted. Most accounts can probably be attributed to smugglers making ghastly noises to scare citizens into staying out!
Since the network of underground tunnels is so vast, it's hard to dig deep foundations for new buildings. That's why Paris is counted among the most low-lying capital cities.
The French Resistance used the Catacombs to hide from the Nazis, who struggled to infiltrate them since they didn't have maps. One urban legend tells of a military unit vanishing into thin air!
People often enter the Catacombs illegally to party or paint murals. An entire cinema was even discovered. The electricity had been cut, with a note saying "Don't try to find us!"
If you want to avoid queuing for hours, your best bet is to book a skip-the-line guided tour in advance. Failing that, arriving 30 minutes to an hour before it opens (Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00AM to 8:00PM) will cut the wait significantly.
A good (legal!) tour of the Catacombs should take two to three hours.
The chances of getting dirty are high, so dress down and wear comfortable shoes. Rest assured that there'll be at least six million people down there looking worse than you do!
- When should I visit?10:00AM to 8:00PM on Tuesdays to Sundays. Last entry is at 7:00PM.
- Is it expensive?€10 entry for the Catacombs and the exhibition, which can be combined with entry to the crypt for €15 altogether.
- Will I need a guide?It will definitely help. It's worth checking out our best-selling tours.
- How to get thereDenfert-Rochereau, accessible on metro line 2 as well as RER B, is the nearest station.
- Additional information*Wear good walking shoes, but fancy clothing is not recommended!
*Last entry is at 7:00PM
What people are saying about Paris Catacombs
We got a lot of very interesting information. Any time again. To escape hours of queing absolutely worth the price.
It was the. Most amazing experience. I highly recommend this adventure. 10 etoiles
Our guide was on time, extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic. He engaged us and encouraged questions to which he always had an answer. And he had a fabulous British accent - bonus!
It’s certainly worth a visit whilst staying in Paris but beware it is a bit scary to see and walk besides all the dead people.
It was very easy to find the meeting point and all the needed information was readily available. The Catacombs were spectacular and the skip the line tickets made sure that out day couldn’t be ruined. I recommend this service, but most importantly that everyone tries to see the catacombs at least once in their life. It exhibits the art of death and making bad situation better. The French of that time where hilariously morbid and their joy is shown while one roams the dark passages.