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“Its a most for Paris- despite the queue”

The Catacombs of Paris
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Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Admission Ticket and Audio Guide
Ranked #55 of 1,276 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 11 June 2014

This was one of our favourite attractions in Paris. Yes the line is long and you can expect to wait up to an hour and longer. I suggest get there early in the morning (bring your croissant and coffee to have in line there are lovely bakeries dotted everywhere ) to minimise your wait time. There is an option to buy skip the line tickets priced (€30-€45) on numerous sites across the internet but these are costly and considering that if your 26 and under (bring ID) its only €4.00 and less then €10.00 if your older to pay on site I didn't feel it was worth the added cost.
The attraction itself is fascinating make sure to read the history outlined on displays in the entrance, then you can really appreciate what you’re looking at. As for the steps up and down ,I see other visitors found them tough to climb , I guess this is a matter of opinion but honestly they are absolutely fine, and we are no means fitness fanatics or athletes , it’s more a case of getting dizzy as they are spiral steps then suffering from exhaustion on the accent. The staff are friendly and the line moves quick enough considering the crowds of visitors and of course it’s easy to get to from the metro.

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Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

Walk up / down stairs that are wet and covered in mud .. Must the 20min walk under ground is nothing but dark tunnels , then you come up in another part of town

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Reviewed 10 June 2014

It is a very interesting attraction, however you have to wait at least 2 hours in order to go in. Make sure you have a flash on your camera or you won't be able to have good pictures once you're inside.

Thank T0nyT182
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Reviewed 10 June 2014 via mobile

It took us 2hrs to wait in line, it was our 2nd attempt. They close at 4pm so better come really early....
People really line up rain or shine...in our case it was rainin hard...
Its a unique attraction so better go....

Thank jnh715
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

i marvel at what the human mind could think of and what our spirit can endure.

i was in awe and fearful at the same time. and yes, the que can be a pain

Thank ranaeel
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