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Skip The Line Paris Catacombs Tour

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  • 1.5-hour tour of the Paris Catacombs
  • Take a narrated walking tour of the fascinating underground labyrinth of tombs
  • Hear the story behind the Catacombs from your informative guide
Skip The Line Paris Catacombs Tour
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Dig deep into history with a 2-hour underground Paris Catacombs tour. Learn why the bones of more than six million people were deposited under the city in a complex maze of tunnels that you definitely need a guide to navigate.
What to Expect
Meet your knowledgeable guide at street level and prepare for a 1.5-hour guided tour of the Paris Catacombs. Head down 130 steps to reach the intricate network of tunnels, and follow your guide through what can be a confusing labyrinth.
Hear stories about how the Paris Catacombs were built as a massive underground cemetery, housing the bones of roughly six million people since the 18th century. Paris' dead were moved en masse from existing cemeteries to the Catacombs from 1786 to 1788. By the early 19th century, the Catacombs had already started to attract tourist attention.
In this tour, you'll have plenty of chances to ask questions of your guide as you walk through the tunnels. It's a unique opportunity to see a side of Paris most people miss.
After 1.5 hours touring the Catacombs, the tour comes to an end back at street level when you climb back up the stairs where you started the tour.
Reviews (657)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Buy online lets you skip the line

This is a great tour of the catacombs, just watch your head if you are 6 feet plus. Don't buy from tour web sites charging a lot for "skip the line". If you buy your tickets directly from the museum's web site, you can enter...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank joe m
Reviewed October 3, 2018
Totally worth the extra money...

IF you want to see the Catacombs and IF you don't want to spend 2+ hours waiting in line to do it, BUY THESE TICKETS. I've seen looooooong cues for this place and would have avoided it if I couldn't find a way to avoid...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed August 30, 2018
It doesn't smell and is of historical interest

An amazing place where the remnants of corpses were put when Parisian cemeteries started bursting at the seems. It might sound a bit graphic but the stories behind it are fascinating. It also includes a story about the French being responsible for changing the western...More

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank infrequenttravellor
Reviewed July 9, 2018
So awesome

This activity was worth the 45 min wait. Paris is beautiful and this was totally amazing just to be there. Very reverent.

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank yovercast
Reviewed July 9, 2018
Phenomenal Tour!

This was the highlight of my days in Paris. Our tour started with a long trek down stairs with our very enthusiastic guide, Igor I believe. Perfect name for this tour. If you are debating buying a ticket ahead of time, wait no longer. This...More

Date of experience: December 2017
6  Thank maraleel2017
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