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The Catacombs of Paris

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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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All reviews audio guide skip the line human bones denfert rochereau million skeletons worth the wait hour wait unique experience spiral staircase long line two hours waiting in line walked right pre book own pace three hours buy your tickets
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I've never waited 2 hours for anything in my life, but Catacombs of Paris and let me tell you it's worth the wait and money. What a beautiful art! Arguably the most attractive place in Paris. Imagine 5 stories underground, 1.5 kms of walk among...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 968muhammadu
Reviewed 2 days ago

It was a well organised visit, fascinating if a little eerie. The headphones are well worth getting as they give a full explanation throughout the visit. Please note that there are lots of steps and a walking trail, the Catacombes were bigger than we expected....More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Bought the skip the line and private tour which I would highly recommend. Got a personal small group tour as well as got to see a few places that the general public is not allowed to visit. The back story from our guide really shed...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank centjan
Reviewed 2 days ago

Fascinating and eerie experience! Very much worth the fee to explore the catacombs of Paris. Definite must.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Eddie O
Reviewed 2 days ago

Many stairs and a walking trail all underground, I have decided I would not go back as I feel it's disrespectful. I wouldn't want strangers taking pictures of my deceased loved ones as a spectable. But, that's my opinion. It is very clean, no odor,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank grammyjoy04
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved visiting the catacombs in Paris today. It really is a very enjoyable trip down in caves where many of the dead of Paris reside. It is amazing to see how painstakingly they have arranged the bones, femurs and skulls, very artistically Sharon and displayed....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Dawnie2071
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We bought the time specified tickets online which were well worth the extra dollars as it was hot and the line was huge. We really enjoyed the macabre experience walking through the tunnels. Definitely something I would recommend

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank SJReid14
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I ordered my tickets online prior to my trip. It was a promotion of 10 Euro per ticket for purchasing in advance (without an audio guide). When we arrived the day of the tour, the people who we displayed our tickets to didn’t speak English...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnrQ823ZP
Reviewed 2 days ago

A really interesting place to spend an hour or so. There's plenty of stairs down to start with so don't complain! You then get the usual introductory information in French and English on how/when/why the catacombs were built before a walk along narrow/barely more than...More

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

Being a rainy day, we chose to visit the Catacombs, leaving the walking tours for better weather. I did not expect a waiting time of 1 hour and 15 minutes, which is far longer than what I waited at other much popular landmarks in Paris,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the
landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that
goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas,
brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and
parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away
from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and
historical monuments and treasures. In between lie
adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small
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2 November 2018|
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Response from A A | Reviewed this property |
15 Euros. But we had to wait in queue for approx 50 minutes. (But it was worth it!)
28 October 2018|
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Response from John J | Reviewed this property |
The audio tour is pretty accurate, I wouldn't pay for a private tour.
12 October 2018|
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Response from jeffreyjackthefirst | Reviewed this property |
Hi. We used Viator. Actually we used Viator for a bunch of tix on the trip.