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Paris Catacombs Skip The Line Walking Guided Tour

Paris Catacombs Skip The Line Walking Guided Tour

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Paris, France
icon1 hour 30 minutes  (Approx.)
iconOffered in: English
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

Departure Point

1 Av. du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
  • 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 travelers. If it’s canceled 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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Traveler Tips


  • "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

Reviews

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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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.
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.
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
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.
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.

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