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Not sure if the dead want to be crowded by tourists

These catacombs are very popular with tourists, so book in advance and end up in the shorter queue... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Cape Town, South Africa
Super spooky Parisian experience!

If you like a little taste of history on your trips and don't mind getting spooked, put the Paris... read more

Reviewed 4 August 2017
Kirstie W
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

After visiting the catacombes today I would not recommend it to anyone... where to start, my partner and I got there at 11.15am and had to wait in a line for 5 hours our day was wasted,when we finally got into it you walk down...More

Thank sashaevelyn2
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We booked online and it was so much quicker than the line we would have had to wait on if we hadn't. The people were friendly enough! But the experience was interesting, didn't really listen to the ear pieces but just seeing the bones was...More

Thank Becca J
Reviewed 3 October 2017

These catacombs are very popular with tourists, so book in advance and end up in the shorter queue. Only 200 people are allowed inside at any given time, so people end up queuing for hours. We arrived an hour before they opened, on a weekday...More

Thank CorneCapeTown
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

it was quite a long queue to get there but after a few hours of waiting in line we managed to get into the #EmpireOfDead 😇 was advised that onworking days the queue is shorter :) I must say it was #awesome - really worth...More

Thank ElizabetRiddl
Reviewed 27 September 2017

''Thus passes everything on earth - spirit, beauty, talent, grace''. Very long and slow waiting queue. Long walking distance. Warm clothes would be useful. Toilets are located upstairs by the exit at the very end.

2  Thank NadyaS397
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

I am so glad I took this tour by signing up in advance. It was mid July and the line wrapped around the entire area near the entrance. I overheard a son of a family complaining they have waited in line for 4 hours only...More

1  Thank foodyholic
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

If you like a little taste of history on your trips and don't mind getting spooked, put the Paris catacombs on your list. The tour is headset audio-guided, which lets you set the pace. The tour itself focuses on the founding of the catacombs and...More

Thank Kirstie W
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Me and some friends visited the catacombs end July. We recommend buying tickets in advance, including audiotour, even though it is more expensive, since we got to skip the 1,5 hour waiting line that had accumulated during the morning, and we knew info about what...More

Thank LindaLi001
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

The catacombs themselves were interesting. My wife and I were very pleased with how close we could get to the displays within the tunnel systems, as well as how well lit and ventilated it was. Our only huge disappointment was the audio guide. The guide...More

Thank Sean I
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

If you don't have a ticket. Don't go! You can have up 6 hour waiting times. The queue reached around the block! You can get two types of tickets one with a set time and one with free time. If you can get the set...More

Thank Kate B
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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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Shari W
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Also, note that the Comptoir des Catacombes is the souvenir shop at the exit of the Catacombes de Paris. You can buy Catacombs souvenirs there, but no tickets. This is a privately-managed souvenir shop where you get out of... More