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The Catacombs of Paris

1 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 43 22 47 63
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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 the end of the 18th century and the mid 19th century, as the capital's cemeteries were closed for health reasons. Along a tangle of dark galleries, visitors discover a presentation of death with bones arranged in a romantic macabre decor. This unique site is a moving testimony to the history of Parisians and invites visitors on a timeless journey.
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1 avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
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Reviewed today

We reserved ahead with Walks of Paris. This allowed us to skip the line and go into locked areas of the catacombs. Our guide had lots of information and interesting stories.

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Make sure you check to make sure it’s open before driving all the way there. When we arrived, there was a sign saying the catacombs were closed due to strike. Super disappointing.

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Reviewed today via mobile

Worth a visit but long lines to get into the Catacombs. You may not have too bad a wait if you arrive 30 minutes prior to opening. Spiral 60 feet below street level, hint: wear a coat, it is chilly. In 1785, for sanitary and...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived at the Vatican an hour in advance, but HeadOut's directions to the meet-up site were completely unclear. We could not find it. To add insult to injury, HeadOut refused to refund our Euros. Bottom line, NEVER BOOK A TOUR WITH THE RIP-OFF ARTISTS...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got lucky as workers have been on strike recently. We got to see the catacombes the day before we had to leave. It's interesting, eerie, and bizarre to think thats how they took care of the dead. We met great people while waiting in...More

Thank Dee C
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Received an email from the tour operator that due to new security regulations post-strike that they would not be able to honour my booking. Apparently there is a new limit on number of people allowed on each tour and we got bumped. Tried to cancel...More

Thank Dana J
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We pre-booked online which helped us skip a massive queue. Our confirmation email was in French which my friend or I could not translate which told us to follow a link to print tickets. Despite this when they realised we could not speak or read...More

Thank Diane W
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a very interesting place but you need a guide who knows her stuff. We had Nanda from Houston who lives here and it was like a college history course. Fantastic!!!

Thank Jim M
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very fascinating tour. Insightful audio guide about the history of the tombs. Book online in advance with an entrance time to avoid long lines. Be advised no restroom until the end.

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’m not massively into skulls. I have one, and some of my friends and family have them, too, but I don’t think about them all that much. Out of sight, out of mind. This isn’t the case in the Catacombs. They’re everywhere. Rows upon rows...More

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Michael M
June 19, 2018|
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Response from Jay C | Reviewed this property |
I would just call them to confirm, go to the source instead of 2nd hand testimony
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Louise M
June 15, 2018|
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Response from Ranger145 | Reviewed this property |
Pre purchase of tickets is your best bet! Check Viator which is where we got ours.
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June 13, 2018|
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Response from AylaSesh | Reviewed this property |
They have been closed for strike for weeks.
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