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Skip-the-Line: Paris Catacombs Tour with VIP Access to Restricted Areas

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Venture below the avenues and Metro tunnels of Paris and into the Catacombs, whose population of skeletons far outnumbers the living city above. This group tour includes Skip-the-Line Entry and lets you access parts of the Catacombs that are off-limits to individual visitors, so you get more out of your experience. Exclusive sights include the Sacellum Crypt, where bones were blessed before beginning their rest in the tunnels.
  • Learn more about the popular Catacombs in Paris on a guided tour 
  • Bypass lines often in excess of two hours with a skip-the-line pass
  • Explore the bone-lined tunnels in a small group limited to 19 people
  • A guide brings the history of the subterranean labyrinth to life
What to Expect
The tour begins near the Catacombs at a time of your choice. After greeting your guide, you’ll sail past long lines with your skip-the-line pass and descend to macabre tunnels lined with human skeletons. As you explore the dimly lit labyrinth, your guide reveals historical information crucial to understanding the Catacombs. Discover the reason residents were buried beneath the city and relish the morbid atmosphere of this unusual Paris attraction. The tour concludes outside of the Catacombs.
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Departure Point
Catacombs of Paris, 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Skip-the-line access and visit to the Parisian catacombs
  • Small group tour (maximum 19 people)
  • Local guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Paris Catacombs
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible.
  • We regret that we are unable to accommodate pushchairs or strollers on our tours.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for travelers with claustrophobia
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
Cancellation Policy
If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the Catacombs and our guide Victoire. The skip the line portion was essential as there was a good-sized group waiting to purchase tickets. (They keep a very strict limit on the number allowed in the Catacombs at one time.) We did feel,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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CityWondersCS, Manager at City Wonders, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hello Linda C, Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We were delighted to hear that you enjoyed visiting the Catacombs and the guide. We will pass on the message to him, as he will be delighted to hear such a nice...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This tour was awesome, let me start with saying our tour guide, Vic, was amazing! She definitely was the perfect tour guide for this dark, but very humbling experience! The Catacombs is such a great part of French history, and my wife and I had...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our tour. Manda was fantastic - highly entertaining and kept things moving. We recommend her for any tours she may be giving. My husband and I enjoyed the catacombs tour but think it'd be extra good with our kids. I'd recommend the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank amyfitzharris
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charlie is one of the best tour guides we’ve had in Europe. A genuine catacombs fanatic; a great story teller, not just limited to the underground but Parisian history in general. We couldn’t help but think how much we pitied those walking through the catacombs...More

Thank melbournetraveller19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was quite the adventure. Much different than we expected. This burial place was an act of desperation to bury the overabundance of bodies but was done in a surprising fashion. There was alot of artistry involved. We enjoyed our semi-private guided tour.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Lauren D
3 September 2019|
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Response from Kaneez N | Reviewed this property |
It’s not very steep and yes their are handrails for the support . Going down wasn’t an issue but going up was a little hard but there were quite old people and they did very well going back up . It’s about 70 steps going up... More
23 July 2019|
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Response from Bruce S | Reviewed this property |
There are two or three places that the tour guide has access to that the primary line of visitors don't have access to. It is worth it.
9 April 2019|
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Response from L1787DTchristineg | Reviewed this property |
I am not particularly tall, so I had no problem in the catacombs. I agree with the other answer, there were a few spots where the ceiling was low, but only tall people had to duck. the walkways are wide enough for two or... More
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