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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Updated 03/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour
Our number 1 priority is for our customers to feel 100% safe during their experience with us. This is why we have implemented: -reduced group sizes, -enforce social distancing - masks are mandatory for both customers and guides - guides bring hand sanitizer with them for our customers
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Updated 03/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Café Oz Denfert
    3 Place Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris, France
    Departure Point: Near Café Oz Directions: In front of Café Oz (3 Place Denfert-Rochereau), near the exit of the Denfert-Rochereau Metro. A representative will be waiting there holding a sign that reads "The Paris Guy". We highly recommend that you are ready 10 - 15 minutes before the scheduled meeting time of your tour to ensure a prompt start. • Subway/Metro - Take metro line 4 or 6 to the stop "Denfert-Rochereau" • Bus - You can take buses 38 or 68 and hop off at "Metro Denfert-Rochereau". You'll be almost exactly at the meeting point. • Walking - The Paris Catacombs are located in the south of the city. It would take about 35 minutes to walk there from Notre Dame. • Use your smartphone! - Type the words ‘Café Oz Denfert-Rochereau’ into your phone’s navigation system and the directions will bring you to the right spot. Dates: See Availability
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    The Paris Catacombs
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    By the 17th century, the cemeteries in Paris were overflowing. And so, the solution became to place the corpses' remains in the tunnels that existed beneath the streets of Paris since the 13th century. Originally, the French Catacombs were mines or ossuaries for extracting the limestone that built Paris. As the city expanded, it eventually covered areas with mines underneath. Sound like bad planning? That's because it was not planned at all. Many of these mines were abandoned and undocumented.The solution to bury the dead underground fixed more than simply the lack of cemetery space. The estimated six million dead bodies actually reinforced the mines.
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  • You'll end at
    Catacombs of Paris
    1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
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Important Information
Departure Point
Café Oz Denfert, 3 Place Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris, France
Duration
1h 30m
Return Details
Catacombs of Paris, 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
Inclusions
  • Expert tour guide
  • Group size of maximum 19 participants to guarantee a personal experience
  • Restricted Access
  • Entry/Admission - The Paris Catacombs
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not recommended for those with claustrophobia
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Amyg77 wrote a review Jun 2020
Baton Rouge, Louisiana54 contributions69 helpful votes
We booked in January when the cancellation policy was a "cancel for any reason". Our tour was cancelled because of COVID and we were told to "fill out a credit request". We were told it would be addressed 7 days before tour was scheduled because they were overwhelmed. Now we
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Date of experience: June 2020
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Response from The Tour G, Public Relations Manager at Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour
Responded 17 Jun 2020
We are sorry to be letting our customers down in this situation. The pandemic has hit our sector hard and fast.We would also like to apologize for the timeline inconsistencies regarding the resolution of your cancelation request. We have severely under-estimated the length of time that we would be hindered by this pandemic. It has forced us to reach down into some of the fine print in our terms and conditions that we hoped would never see the light of day. We’ve updated our policy to the credit voucher system for future guests - which is becoming an industry standard. There will be no surprises if a pandemic or force majeure situation of this size arises again as our policy is now uniform with our response. We deserve the 1-star review in this situation. We regret that we were not able to show you why our tours are consistently rated 5-Stars. We understand you are unhappy with credits but we are still hoping to make it up to you on your next trip. We are great at tours and terrible at pandemics.
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The M wrote a review Feb 2020
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We had an amazing trip down into the Catacombs with Leo. She is a great guide and considers herself a "Cataphile" having explored much of the Catacombs herself she is intimately aware of the history and significance it plays in Parisian history. The tour is not to be missed
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour
Responded 11 Mar 2020
Salut The M, Thank you for your review. It makes us happy to know that providing our customers with the best tours and tour guides we can offer is paying off. If we can make your life easier, then we have truly done our job. Leo really is a fantastic guide; we feel so lucky to have her. If there is any other way we can help you make your next holiday in Europe a special one, don’t hesitate to reach out. Au revoir, Marco
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denisehA3280RB wrote a review Jan 2020
Bainbridge Island2 contributions1 helpful vote
Leo was our guide and she was fantastic!!!. She told such great stories and got the whole group so excited about the Catacombs. It went very quick and despite other tourists she kept the group together and we all enjoyed it. Ive come back to the States and spent time reading
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from marcorH8824MK, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour
Responded 25 Jan 2020
Salut DenisehA3280RB, Many thanks for your review. The entire team here at The Tour Guy is thrilled to hear you had such an amazing time touring with us and Leo; you're right, she's very knowledgeable, personable and she indeed brings art to life. We’ll surely pass on your kind words and great feedback, and thank Leo for looking after you so well and giving you a truly magical and memorable experience. We hope to see you again and please bring all your friends and family. We will ensure they all enjoy the same quality of service as you have. Au revoir, Marco
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Jon S wrote a review Dec 2019
Minneapolis, Minnesota19 contributions17 helpful votes
Loved it. Our guide was excellent. We had a great time. Very interesting information about Paris history.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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Response from Marco R, Guest Relations Manager at Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour
Responded 17 Dec 2019
Salut Jon S, We're so grateful for your kind words - thanks for sharing your review with us and the community. Don't forget to give us a shout next time you're on this side of the Globe - we have many more killer tours around Europe! Again, thank you, Marco
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agauntpanda wrote a review Oct 2019
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My son and I took this tour in late September 2019. Our guide was Eleanor ("Leo") and she was fantastic! Her love of the catacombs and their stories was evident at every stop. Some notes: - you definitely do skip the line! We didn't wait at all despite a huge backup of walk-in
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Brianna S, Public Relations Manager at Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour
Responded 11 Oct 2019
Bonjour! Merci beaucoup for your review. We are so happy that your skip the line tour experience with Leo was engaging, informative, and fun. We hope to welcome you back to Paris in the future!
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Engaging Virtual Tour!!
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refund money as promised in policy when booking. This company does not stand behind their cancellation policy. Lost
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