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Paris Catacombs Skip The Line Walking Guided Tour

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Paris Catacombs Skip The Line Walking Guided Tour

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icon1 hour 30 minutes  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

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Overview

Dig deep into history with an underground Paris Catacombs tour. Learn why the bones of more than six million people were deposited under the city in a complex maze of tunnels that you definitely need a guide to navigate.
  • Guided tour of the Paris Catacombs
  • Take a narrated walking tour of the fascinating underground labyrinth of tombs
  • Hear the story behind the Catacombs from your informative guide
  • Skip the line and head straight in with your guide at this popular attraction
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Guided Visit
Professional guide
Entrance tickets are included
Gratuities
1 Av. du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy , 1 Av. du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
This activity will end right where it started.
Meet your knowledgeable guide at street level and prepare for this guided tour of the Paris Catacombs. Head down 130 steps to reach the intricate network of tunnels, and follow your guide through what can be a confusing labyrinth.

Hear stories about how the Paris Catacombs were built as a massive underground cemetery, housing the bones of roughly six million people since the 18th century. Paris' dead were moved en masse from existing cemeteries to the Catacombs from 1786 to 1788. By the early 19th century, the Catacombs had already started to attract tourist attention.

You have plenty of chances to ask questions of your guide as you walk through the tunnels. It's a unique opportunity to see a side of Paris most people miss.

After touring the Catacombs, the tour comes to an end back at street level when you climb back up the stairs where you started the tour.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Paris Catacombs
guided tour of the Catacombs
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Exact meeting time will be informed in the tour confirmation.
  • Due to limited capacity at the Catacombs the tour must start on time. The guide will not wait for you if you are late, even if you call in advance.
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible; there are 130 steps below ground to enter the Catacombs and 83 steps to climb up to exit, and there is no elevator
  • Not advisable for anyone with cardiac or respiratory weakness, nervous disease or tendencies towards claustrophobia
  • Not advisable for infants or young children
  • No restrooms or cloakrooms at the Catacombs
  • The temperature remains at 57°F (14°C) inside the Catacombs; dressing warmly is recommended
  • The tour is only valid on the date stated on the voucher
  • Please be aware that at busy times there may be a long queue to enter the Catacombs
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
  • OPERATED BY A Taste of Paris (Voyages LLC)
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.


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  • "Note it's a spiral staircase to go down and up, also it's dusty/wet in the catacombs so wear appropriate shoes." See review
  • "Since the facility can only accommodate 200 people at once, the wait can be long." See review
  • "This tour is worth the time and money as you get to see certain parts of the catacombs that you don't get to see on a self guided tour." See review

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star-5
Informative and interactive!
Valerie_P
, Jul. 2022
My tour guide was amazing he was very informative and interactive throughout the tour. He answered a lot of questions and even told/showed us things that normally you don’t see without a guided a tour. Well worth the money.
star-1
The no-show guide
Deanna_T
, Sep. 2021
We went to the catacombs, but our guy never showed up. So we ended up going in and buying tickets, and took the tour without a guide. I’m sure that it would have been better if we had a guide. And the fact that I paid for a tour, and then had to pay again just to get in was very irritating.
2 travellers found this review helpful
star-1
Scammed
Lara_M
, Aug. 2021
We paid 190 euro only to get there and fond that there was no scheduled tour in English and that our tickets were invalid. We ended up having to pay another 28 euro to go into the Catacombs, and the counter let us know that they’ve seen many Viator scams amongst Americans as of late. Horrible experience.
2 travellers found this review helpful
star-1
sucks refused to refund our money!!!
Ann_V
, Aug. 2021
When we arrived with our paid tickets at the catacombs they would NOT accept our paperwork and we had to pay again to get in. We tried calling the numbers given us and NO one answered would I recommend viator NOT ON YOUR LIFE. They are now refusing to refund our paid tickets This is what we paid -- I am NOT at all happy or pleased with the treatment received. DO NOT USE VIATOR!!!!!! Thanks for booking on Viator Your booking is confirmed! You may access your ticket below. Check it for more details about your activity. Paid & Confirmed Paris Catacombs Skip The Line Walking Guided Tour Catacombes 2021 10:30 Paris Catacombs Skip The Line Walking Guided Tour Sat, Aug 07, 2021 See ticket for location details 4 Adults USD $389.84
2 travellers found this review helpful
star-1
Not satisfied with operator response. Tour not taken.
MFA
, Aug. 2021
I arrived late into Paris and was not able to make it to the tour. I asked vendor if I can switch the date. Vendor is ignoring all queries and not responding with yes or no. simply silent.
1 traveller found this review helpful
star-5
Great time!
Donna_B
, Aug. 2021
Tour guide was great, very knowledgeable and made the tour fun for all. Definitely recommend this excursion!
star-5
Catacombs
Daniel_B
, Jul. 2021
The tour guide was amazing and very knowledgeable. I’m glad we did the guided tour as we got to see things that were not on the regular waking section.
star-5
Great experience in the catacombs!
Joan_S
, Jul. 2021
David was an excellent guide; he made the experience entertaining and really knew his facts! Plus he was helpful to me as a less-physically-able person, showing concern for my well-being. His delivery kept my 19-year-old grandson entertained too. We enjoyed the whole experience!
star-5
Definitely worth the time and money.
Darlene_E
, Dec. 2020
Great guide with knowledgeable history. We stopped often giving us ample time to view and take pictures. The only thing I would request is that the group be a little smaller.
star-5
Amazing tour
Joseph_M
, Mar. 2020
Well worth the cost. David, our tour guide, was amazing and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend this tour.
star-5
Do not miss this one
Teagan
, Mar. 2020
Super informative without being too much. Igor was a great guide, super funny and personable. No queuing and some VIP parts of the tour. It was the perfect experience of the catacombs.
star-5
Catacombs
Sarah_C
, Mar. 2020
Good tour. We really liked getting to go to some of the areas that have been closed off to regular ticket buyers.
star-5
A must see!
Clare_W
, Mar. 2020
Our guide David was charming, knowledgeable and very witty. I highly recommend this captivating and surprisingly emotional tour.
star-5
Great tour
john_g
, Feb. 2020
Igor was a terrific guide. informative and entertaining as well. Very interesting mix of history throughout.
star-5
Fabulous Tour with "Extras"
Travis_D
, Feb. 2020
Wonderful experience with a fabulous guide. The "extra" knowledge and bonus VIP tour stops were interesting and engaging. Perfect experience for our friend group and their children (8, 9, and 13). We highly recommend!
star-5
A must see
Brooklynites123
, Feb. 2020
Amazing tour! Our guide was fun and informative. I highly recommend having a guide to hear all the amazing history and stories.
star-5
Catacombs
Barbaranne_W
, Feb. 2020
So good. Fun & informative. We were late due to a mixup in our schedule and they were so accommodating.
star-5
Awesome
lbu10154
, Feb. 2020
Dave the tour guide was excellent knowledgeable and entertaining amazing place especially the extra parts only the tours do
star-1
Scam! Do not book!
Allison_J
, Jan. 2020
The tour guide never showed up! I tried calling them (voicemail), contacting them through Viator's system (no response), and afterwards I tried emailing them asking them why they never came (still no answer). I am very frustrated. I feel like this company is a scam and i have just been ghosted! Do not book this tour. They are unreliable!
star-5
Wonderful
Bettie_L
, Jan. 2020
Very interesting tour. The guide was terrific and very informative. Fascinating place, not something you see everyday.

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