Paris Catacombs tour with access to secret rooms
Excursions & day trips

Paris Catacombs tour with access to secret rooms

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Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Tuesday to Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Skip the line into the Paris Catacombs, the most visited tourist site in Paris
  • Visit areas of the Catacombs usually closed to the public, like a secret chapel
  • Discover how 6 million people came to be buried in this city of the dead
What to expect

Below the streets of Paris lurks an entire secret history of the city’s dead. On this unique storytelling tour, you’ll visit the Paris Catacombs to see the remains of millions of Parisians and learn about the fascinating ways in which this ancient city has dealt with its dead. As you explore these eerie tunnels you also enjoy special access to parts of the Catacombs usually closed to the public and facts and stories from an expert local guide.

Your tour starts by skipping the lines to walk directly into the Catacombs. This vast, underground cemetery is composed of miles of underground tunnels lined with the skulls and bones of some six million Parisians. In the company of a local expert guide and a small group of 19 people or fewer, you’ll explore this unbelievable city of the dead where each room reveals ornate and macabre bone decorations.

Along the way, you’ll hear the unbelievable story of how the catacombs were built and the massive project that was undertaken to move bones from around the city to this point. Your special-access status means the guards will also open gates just for your group, letting you into areas like a secret chapel ornately decorated with skulls and femurs.

Believe it or not, the Paris Catacombs are just as much a symbol of the city as Notre Dame or the Eiffel Tower. They contain bones representing some 2,000 years of history and their construction was a unique civil engineering project that helped give rise to the modern city. If you want to see a different and surprising side of the City of Lights, this is the perfect place to start.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Skip-the-line access to Paris Catacombs
    • Access to special areas of Paris Catacombs
    • Small groups of 19 or fewer
    What's not included
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    Reduced price
    • Children (4-12)
    • Infants (0-3): free
    Where

    2 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 75014 Paris

    Meeting point:

    Meet us 15 minutes before departure in front of the Café du Rendez-vous. Metro stop: Denfert-Rochereau (line 6 and 4)

    What to remember
    • Unfortunately, the catacombs are not wheelchair or stroller accessible
    • Note that there are 130 steps to the Catacombs and there is no elevator access
    • People with heart problems, claustrophobia, or other medical conditions should take this into consideration before booking this tour
    • The tour is only offered in English
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    When
    • Tuesday to Sunday at 12.30 pm
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    Provider
    Walks LLC
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 3 days before the experience begins.
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