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The Catacombs

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
Montparnasse
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+33 1 43 22 47 63
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Alright, but just a bit boring ... massive queues, disorganised staff and once you’ve walked about 10 metres into the bones, it’s all the same. Wouldn’t come again I don’t think...

Thank Minsterboy59
Reviewed 2 days ago

First of all - please buy skip-the-line tickets online in advance. They were 27 Euros when I bought them, a bit more expensive than getting there on the day but it will save you waiting in line for three hours when you could be seeing...More

Thank laurairving1999
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited the Paris Catacombs in 2004. YES, its been a long time and I'm 99 percent sure they haven't changed THAT much! ;) How could they. I was in my 50's then and even I thought it was cool! But, beware: the DESCENT and the...More

Thank TheBestLifeEver
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Catacombs start out with info about why they exist, how they were service tunnels and used for maintenance, building and other services in the city. The tunnels relating to this are interesting, there are plaques indicating the street names above and also the dates...More

Thank BarbieMegaTraveller
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Catacombs was a one of a kind museum that is a must see while in Paris. Very informative and interesting. Would recommend to buy tickets in advance as we waited in line for about 2 hours to get in. I would not recommend bringing...More

Thank Lauren K
Reviewed 5 days ago

A pretty good place to see, the pictures pretty much reflect what you'll see. If you hate stairs or standing in line for a very long time, skip this event. After enduring the long line, you'll descend some 4 floors or more down a spiral...More

Thank David D
Reviewed 5 days ago

I purchased skip-the-line tickets through HEADOUT and then couldn't use them due to a French Strike. HEADOUT didn't think this was a good reason to give a refund. I also use other great services for tickets while in Paris that did give refunds when we...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was by far the best activity in Paris, don't wait in the queue for 4 hours, queue jump by using the Headout app; we got in after only 20 minutes.

Thank Damien R
Reviewed 5 days ago

Cant recommend enough.You have to use headout.com to get an au dio your and get to the front of the line. Save an hour+ wait.

Thank a s
Reviewed 6 days ago

We pre-purchased tickets online and it saved us from a 3hr+line up. We walked past the line and straight in with our passes. Be sure to have headphones for the audio. We took our time in the tunnels (I take tons of pictures), so it...More

Thank Tay H
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Bethanypg
27 September 2017|
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Response from madtravelgod | Reviewed this property |
We waited 3hrs in line. 3hrs in the sun. 600 people in line around us aaaallll wished, like us, they'd booked online. I don't know how you book or buy anything online in the modern age without putting your credit card in. I... More
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SomewhereElseCalls
16 September 2017|
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Response from ZennBD | Reviewed this property |
I don't know about the "skip the line" tickets. I bought my tickets on-line directly from the catacomb's website (did not pay any extra to skip the line). The tickets I had were for a specific time (we chose to go at opening... More
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Jacquie F
30 August 2017|
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Response from Nickie007 | Reviewed this property |
Yeah it was €28 each with an audio headset. Definitely recommend doing it. I ordered the ticket off headout . com and you pick the tickets up from a local shop kiosk near to the entrance. So easy. And didn't have to wait... More
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