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Skip-the-Line: Paris Catacombs Tour with VIP Access to Restricted Areas

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Venture below the avenues and Metro tunnels of Paris and into the Catacombs, whose population of skeletons far outnumbers the living city above. This group tour includes Skip-the-Line Entry and lets you access parts of the Catacombs that are off-limits to individual visitors, so you get more out of your experience. Exclusive sights include the Sacellum Crypt, where bones were blessed before beginning their rest in the tunnels.
  • Learn more about the popular Catacombs in Paris on a guided tour 
  • Bypass lines often in excess of two hours with a skip-the-line pass
  • Explore the bone-lined tunnels in a small group limited to 19 people
  • A guide brings the history of the subterranean labyrinth to life
What to Expect
The tour begins near the Catacombs at a time of your choice. After greeting your guide, you’ll sail past long lines with your skip-the-line pass and descend to macabre tunnels lined with human skeletons. As you explore the dimly lit labyrinth, your guide reveals historical information crucial to understanding the Catacombs. Discover the reason residents were buried beneath the city and relish the morbid atmosphere of this unusual Paris attraction. The tour concludes outside of the Catacombs.
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Departure Point
Catacombs of Paris, 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Skip-the-line access and visit to the Parisian catacombs
  • Small group tour (maximum 19 people)
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Paris Catacombs
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate pushchairs or strollers on our tours.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with claustrophobia
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Vctoire was an amazing guide. She is a walking encyclopedia!! Great way to experience the history of Paris

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank emm109
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Randa (pronounced like Panda) is an amazing guide. She was able to answer all questions and still maintain a sense of fun through the tour. I highly suggest this tour, she takes you into spots of the catacombs that you’re not able to see with...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Ella W
Reviewed 6 days ago

The tour was fantastic, as were the Catacombs! Our guide was friendly and informative (a self-proclaimed cataphile), giving us such great historical information on the Catacombs! We visited at 2pm on Sunday 13th and skipped a 3 hour queue with this ticket! I genuinely do...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Jade s
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the Catacombs and our guide Victoire. The skip the line portion was essential as there was a good-sized group waiting to purchase tickets. (They keep a very strict limit on the number allowed in the Catacombs at one time.) We did feel,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank P735PPlindac
CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hello Linda C, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Catacombs and the guide. We will pass on the message to him, as he will be delighted to hear such a nice...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This tour was awesome, let me start with saying our tour guide, Vic, was amazing! She definitely was the perfect tour guide for this dark, but very humbling experience! The Catacombs is such a great part of French history, and my wife and I had...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Spencer l
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2 September 2019|
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Response from Kaneez N | Reviewed this property |
It’s not very steep and yes their are handrails for the support . Going down wasn’t an issue but going up was a little hard but there were quite old people and they did very well going back up . It’s about 70 steps going up... More
23 July 2019|
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Response from Bruce S | Reviewed this property |
There are two or three places that the tour guide has access to that the primary line of visitors don't have access to. It is worth it.
9 April 2019|
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Response from L1787DTchristineg | Reviewed this property |
I am not particularly tall, so I had no problem in the catacombs. I agree with the other answer, there were a few spots where the ceiling was low, but only tall people had to duck. the walkways are wide enough for two or... More
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