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The Catacombs of Paris

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Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris ticket and audio-guide
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A genuine labyrinth in the heart of underground Paris, the Catacombs were fitted out in the galleries of former quarries. Twenty metres underground, the ossuary houses the remains of approximately six million Parisians, gradually transferred between...more
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1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
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Reviewed today

I enjoyed this as an activity. My advice is to go late in the day/evening when the lines are already very short (It stays open until 8pm) and then pay for an audioguide. I went at 6:30 pm. Waited in line for about 20 minutes,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Ann R
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We've been to Paris a few times now but had never seen the catacombs. In peak season the lines to get in can take hours we took turns waiting in line so we could explore a cemetery and observation tower nearby. Once we got in...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank roamingmrmrs
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the catacombs in February. Glad we booked a tour, our guide David, was very knowledgeable and used humour to lighten the tale. We were glad we booked the tour as we were able to see parts of the catacombs not open to every...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Shell6257
Reviewed yesterday

This is an amazing place but you need a guide or the headsets, one of those places you go to and it's just bewildering.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Dawn E
Reviewed 3 days ago

I had 2 pre-paid tickets to visit the catacombs on Dec. 8th. Due to the riots, the musuem closed its doors that day to ensure the safety of the staff and vistors. Totally fine, I get it. I recieved an email stating that we simply...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I would pay for the skip the line and possible tour guide that’s not expensive. This is a must do when you come to Paris.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We pre-purchased last year for May 11. We spent money to get there for our time slot only to arrive and have a sign stating they were on strike and it was closed. NINE MONTHS LATER and we are still fighting for our $175 CDN...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank thereallizford
Reviewed 5 days ago

Quite weird, this place. not only the history but also the actual setting brings you into a movie setting and definitively worth a visit (book your time tickets).

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank haktus
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the highlight on my Paris trip. It's a very unique way to learn about the history of the city, and not something you can do anywhere else. Spring for the extra euros and get a jump the line tour. The wait times are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 623frankl
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

First of all buy tickets online for a specific time so as not to have a longer wait if not the wait outside in the queue is long specialy in winter with the cold rain and snow.If you like watching loads of skulls and long...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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tahitinights
February 17, 2019|
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Response from Martin H | Reviewed this property |
There is a separate line but this may not be obvious if the queue is long - go to the front and work backwards.
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tahitinights
February 7, 2019|
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Response from StratosKoufos | Reviewed this property |
More of than hour... Better to buy from internet... The sun is very hard this days!!
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November 1, 2018|
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Response from MariaBCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
We paid online through Get Your Guide and all we had to do was pick up the tickets down the street at the du Lion tobacco store (show them your receipt), then go get in the line for ticket holders. It cost a little bit... More
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TexasDave8
McAllen, Texas
Catacombs of St. Callixtus vs San Gennaro (2 Replies)
Which catacomb gives a better experience and why?
March 06, 2016|
Response fromKathyW201|
St Callixtus are in Rome. You'd have to get an answer from someone who's been to both and it would be entirely subjective as these things are.
darbomark
ireland
rate my itinerary please.. (2 Replies)
so myself and my girlfriend are spending 5 full days in rome and i have done up an itinerary so we get a lot of stuff in. can people read it and let me know if its unrealistic or what? Day 1 (saturday): Go to the Colleseum early and do a tour of that and Palatine Hill. In the afternoon, check out the Forums, Circus Maximus and the pantheon. Day 2 (Sunday): In the morning, go to the trevi fountain. After that, head to the borghese gallery for a tour. Then stay in the park and have a...More
July 07, 2009|
Response fromdbabe|
You might want to see the Baths of Caracalla on the same day as the circus maximus as it is just up the street. It will make more sense than making a special trip to see it. After your day at the vatican you can cross the bridge and make your way to the piazza navona and then on to the pantheon. You will have plenty of time each day to add things to your itinerary so you should have a wonderful time. Donna
masspector2017
Atlanta, Georgia
best public transport to Catacombs of Domotilla (2 Replies)
What is the best public transport solution to get to the Catacombs of Domotilla from around Termini station? I read their website and they suggest taking a bus from Termini station and a few other spots around the city. It appears that there are closer metro stops, like Garbatella or Basilica S Paulo. I know I will have to take a bus for the last leg. But it seems like it would be a much shorter and quicker bus ride from the other two metro stations instead of Termini. Thanks
August 21, 2018|
Response fromgiupep71|
Bus #714 from Termini (and a little walk) is probably the quicker choice. It is a main bus line so it is quite efficient (for Rome standards). Buses from metro stops have a poorer schedule, and you have to consider time spent going out the metro stop itself.