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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 07/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Group or Private Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour
Due to Covid19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety: -Group size and tour duration may be reduced. This will be amended as Covid restrictions relax in accordance with local regulations
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Updated 07/14/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
The Catacombs of Paris are a network of former quarries under the city, converted into ossuaries beginning in the late 18th century. Stacked with millions of skulls and bones, the underground cemetery contains 2,000 years of history. Explore the one-of-a-kind underground city of the dead on this in-depth guided tour, which bypasses the entrance lines and grants special access to off-limits parts of the tombs.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    2 Avenue du Général Leclerc
    2 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 75014 Paris, France
    In front of the Café du Rendez-vous, located on the 2, avenue du Général Leclerc - 75014 Paris.
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    The Paris Catacombs
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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  • 2
    2 Avenue du Général Leclerc
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Catacombs of Paris
    1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
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Highlights
  • An in-depth guided walking tour of the Catacombs of Paris
  • Bypass the entrance queue with skip-the-line admission tickets
  • You guide traces the underground chambers’ 2,000-year history
  • Explore usually off-limits sections, including a secret chapel of skulls
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Paris in time for your tour. To start, you skip the long entrances lines and head straight to the tombs in a group capped at 19 people. Listen as your guide tells the 2,000-year history of space, including its start as quarries as descend into the shadowy tunnels. On this tour, you venture deep underground, with special access to chambers off-limits to other tourists, like a secret chapel decorated with skulls and femurs. Get a new perspective on the romantic French capital as you explore the unique civil engineering project, a ghoulish testament to Parisian ingenuity. With skulls and bones stacked in decorative piles, the eerie labyrinth of tombs is still home to the remains of some 6 million Parisians. The tour ends at the exit to the Catacombs.
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Important Information
Departure Point
2 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 75014 Paris, France
Duration
2h
Return Details
Catacombs of Paris, 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
Inclusions
  • Skip the line access to Paris Catacombs
  • Access to special areas of Paris Catacombs
  • Expert English/ French speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Paris Catacombs
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Due to Covid19, until the end of 2020, this tour will be amended to ensure your safety: - Group size and tour duration may be reduced. This will be amended as Covid restrictions relax in accordance with local regulations
  • To ensure the safety of visitors, French authorities enforce security measures upon entry to the Catacombs. Only bags smaller than 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm will be accepted. Walks will is not responsible for entry denied due to large luggage. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience and delay which may be caused by extra security checks.
  • Please be advised that there are 130 steps to the Catacombs. Unfortunately, there is no elevator access. Those with heart problems, claustrophobia, or other medical conditions should take this into consideration before booking this tour.
  • Tour in English only
  • Please note, the people who guard the Paris Catacombs consider women who are visibly pregnant to have a "mobility impairment" and therefore do not allow them to descend into the Catacombs. While we do not necessarily agree with this assessment, we have to respect their policies. If you are visibly pregnant we recommend that you do not take this tour and cannot accept responsibility if you are refused entrance.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Unfortunately Catacombs are not accesible for Wheelchairs or strollers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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DWalker wrote a review Mar 2020
Chattanooga, Tennessee4 contributions
Our guide, Krysta, was amazing. We booked tickets for 4. My husband and myself along with our sons, 18 and 20. They enjoyed the Catacombs so much more than they had imagined. Krysta made the whole experience so enjoyable. She was so friendly and very knowledgable. We had a great
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Group or Private Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour
Responded Apr 2, 2020
That's what we love to hear! Thank you for allowing us to share this magnificent, off-the-wall experience with you.
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jennifer w wrote a review Mar 2020
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Thank you to Lily who led a highly informative and fun tour. The Special Access was well worth it - conversation spread the gamut of influences driving political, religious and social contributions. Great tour!
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Group or Private Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour
Responded Mar 22, 2020
We are so thrilled that you enjoyed your deep exploration of Paris with Lily! Thank you for your review.
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Dora wrote a review Mar 2020
Metuchen, New Jersey6 contributions
We had a great time exploring the catacombs with Kaitlyn. She was funny, informative, SUPER all around. Would definitely recommend you tour the catacombs. It’s bizarre and macabre, but very interesting and Kaitlyn made it fun.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Group or Private Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour
Responded Mar 22, 2020
Super is what we like to hear! Thank you for writing such a brilliant review. We're glad that you enjoyed your time with us visiting the Catacombs while you were in Paris.
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Lucas Rodriguez wrote a review Feb 2020
Mosfellsbaer, Iceland3 contributions1 helpful vote
We had an amazing tour with michelle she took us to private sections not open for the puplic, she had so much information and fun storys to tell, highly recomended tour to go on
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Group or Private Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour
Responded Feb 4, 2020
Thank you so much for your recommendation! We are so glad that you enjoyed your tour and are happy that we got to share our passion with you.
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Laura P wrote a review Jan 2020
Perth, Australia15 contributions20 helpful votes
Our Walks guide Michelle was very knowledgable and her engaging and amusing way of communicating the history of the Catacombs gave us a special and memorable insight into the history of Paris. Thank you Michelle!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from TakeWalksSF, Guest Relations Manager at Group or Private Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour
Responded Feb 2, 2020
Thank you for your review! It is so good to hear that you enjoyed your time in the Catacombs and that Michelle made your tour one to remember and enjoy. We appreciate your comment and hope that you will join us again next time you visit!
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Highly recommended full day tour of Paris!!!
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Carolina was incredible!
We did not feel the magic of Paris when we arrived but having Carolina as a guide unlocked the beauty of the city.
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easy sign up with great directions to meet the guide
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