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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
+33 1 43 22 47 63
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Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

Really a must see in Paris. It is worth book in advance online your visit, otherwise you risk a long time waiting... Recommend also take the audio guide.

Thank Assis D
Reviewed 12 December 2015

When I told some family members I was going to The Catacombs the first time, they thought I was crazy. But it was absolutely fascinating. I went a second time in Feb this year and thought it was just as interesting! If you're claustrophobic, this...More

Thank Karis B
Reviewed 11 December 2015

You will have to wait for a long time and I didn't see a way to skip the line so expect more than one hour of waiting time. However, when you get there, with all the history surrounding the place, it is mind blowing that...More

1  Thank Benoit L
Reviewed 10 December 2015

went here on a Thursday in December. Website said it was booked out but we took the tube down there anyway, arrived about 2pm, no que or anything, bought our tickets and straight in, defo worth a visit, takes about an hr to walk it...More

Thank Foxypops1986
Reviewed 10 December 2015

This is certainly a very unique destination. These catecombs were carved out fo the solid rock of limestone that lies very deep beneath the city of paris. Originally, they were dug to get the limestone rock to build the palaces like the Louvre and many...More

Thank Mikeatsea03242
Reviewed 10 December 2015

If you have a couple of hours to spare, take the train to Catacombs. Miles of tunnels under the city, bones of the dead arranged neatly in patterns. Quite a few stairs down winding staircase to enter and also to ascend.

Thank Ange H
Reviewed 9 December 2015 via mobile

This is the place to be seen in Paris - literally! With over 6 million 'residents', the Catacombs is a very interesting site to visit. Need to be well mobile due to stairs and uneven walkways. Did not find the centre scary.

Thank Hawkeye4077
Reviewed 7 December 2015

This was a fantastic way to see the bones of past Parisians. Not that they are that important, but I found the concept impressive. Instead of being buried alone, you get to wait it out with others. Here's the scoop: get there by 8 am...More

3  Thank Cheryl L
Reviewed 6 December 2015

I visited the Paris Catacombs on a guided 4:30 afternoon booking through Viator.com. It was a very interesting trip and good exercise as you walk down many spiral steps. The tour guide was very informative and provided humorous facts about the history of the catacombs....More

Thank Christian_elpintor
Reviewed 6 December 2015 via mobile

This is a part of Paris history that is amazing and gruesome all at the same time. We are glad we visited but it isn't a place you could "enjoy" The audio guides rambled a bit and many other visitors were not sufficiently respectful but...More

Thank Jonathan R
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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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
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
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