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Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour

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icon2 hours  (approx.)
iconOffered in: English

Overview

Venture beneath the City of Light to explore the dark underworld of the Paris Catacombs. Skip the entrance lines and head inside this fantastically macabre tunnel system filled with the skeletal remains of more than 6 million Parisians. Hear about the remarkable construction of the catacombs from an expert guide as you walk past ornate chambers piled with decorative arrangements of bones, and gain special access to chapels and chambers closed to the general public. Group size is limited to 19.
  • Discover the Catacombs, Paris underground cemetery with your local expert guide
  • Explore the Catacombs with a small group tour of 19 people or fewer
  • Skip the long lines and walk directly into the Catacombs
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Skip the line access to Paris Catacombs
Access to special areas of Paris Catacombs
Expert English/ French speaking guide
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2 Av. du Général Leclerc , 2 Av. du Général Leclerc, 75014 Paris, France

In front of the Café du Rendez-vous, located on the 2, avenue du Général Leclerc - 75014 Paris.

Catacombs of Paris , 1 Av. du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • To ensure the safety of visitors, French authorities enforce security measures upon entry to the Catacombs. Only bags smaller than 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm will be accepted. Walks will is not responsible for entry denied due to large luggage. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience and delay which may be caused by extra security checks.
  • Please be advised that there are 130 steps to the Catacombs. Unfortunately, there is no elevator access. Those with heart problems, claustrophobia, or other medical conditions should take this into consideration before booking this tour.
  • Please note, the people who guard the Paris Catacombs consider women who are visibly pregnant to have a "mobility impairment" and therefore do not allow them to descend into the Catacombs. While we do not necessarily agree with this assessment, we have to respect their policies. If you are visibly pregnant we recommend that you do not take this tour and cannot accept responsibility if you are refused entrance.
  • Unfortunately Catacombs are not accesible for Wheelchairs or strollers
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Walks complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to France government guidelines for the most up to date information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The Paris Catacombs tunnels are often wet and cool (14°C/57°F all year long). We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothes.
  • The tour is in English only
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Walks - Paris
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 good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour.

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Traveler Tips


  • "If you chill in 57 degree weather, bring a jacket." See review
  • "Do NOT go without a tour guide as people looked bored wandering through the passages." See review
  • "This tour requires a fair amount of walking (over 1 mile) and is not for those persons with claustrophobia (fear of enclosed small spaces)." See review

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star-5
Great Tour with a Real Pro Tour Guide!
John_M
, May 2022
Our tour guide, Julie, was incredible! She gave a full history of the Catacombs and stayed for a good bit after to answer questions. Obviously the Catacombs are impressive, but Julie's patient explanation and stories of personal experiences really made the tour special. She is an absolute jewel!
star-5
Well done!
Kathy_K
, May 2022
Leo was a very informative guide. She knew so many interesting facts about the catacombs and easily answered everyone’s questions. The catacombs were a very interesting piece of history that we didn’t know very much about before the tour.
star-5
Loved this tour!
Kathy_Y
, May 2022
Our tour guide Leo was fantastic! She is a true cataphile and passionate about the catacombs. She was so knowledgeable and personable and truly knows the history. We were able to enter parts of the catacombs not offered without this tour.
star-5
10/10 thank you Michelle
Chandler_S
, May 2022
Michelle from Canada was incredible. We appreciated every moment with her. The history and story telling was absolutely fascinating. Very reverent and also light hearted. As she said, if you can make it the first 5 mins, you can make it the entire way. Definitely book this
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Interesting and different
KAREN_W
, May 2022
Amazing to see how many people have died just in one place. Makes me grateful to have the hope of the resurrection to Paradise on earth or else what is the point of life?
star-5
Great experience!
Jaclyn_S
, May 2022
This was a must see. Very interesting and our guide was incredible. Don’t be late. The group is hard to find. We were right on time and they were already on the other side of the street about to start.
star-5
Fun and informative
Bri
, May 2022
Kaitlyn was such an informative and funny guide. I would recommend to others. I liked that there were times we got to see private parts of the Catacombs.
star-5
Amazing Tour - Definitely worth it
Andrew_M
, May 2022
First, the catacombs were way cooler than I originally anticipated. So they are worth seeing. However, what really make the experience was the tour guide, Michelle. She was the perfect combination of entertaining without being cheesy, and informative and knowledge without being boring. I have been on English tours of many major sites and attractions across Europe, and Michelle was definitely one of the best tour guides I have ever had.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Michelle was a fantastic...
Alex_L
, May 2022
Michelle was a fantastic guide. Very knowledgeable and friendly; the tour went very smoothly and would highly recommend to others.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Unique, must-see tour
Kim_G
, May 2022
We really enjoyed this tour. Kaitlin was very knowledgeable and entertaining. It is such a fascinating place. Highly recommend this tour.

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