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Paris Catacombs Tour
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very moving......hard to believe how many bones are representing those who have passed. Appreciated the reverence!
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US$ 33.50
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Discover the underground galleries around one of the most disturbing cemeteries in the French capital with this Paris Catacombs Tour. You'll discover the numerous ossuaries hidden beneath the city.

Cross in the catacombs of Paris
Bones piled up in the catacombs of Paris
Skulls in the catacombs of Paris
Port Mahon Catacombs Gallery
Bone remains in the Paris catacombs
Column of bones in the catacombs
Passageway to the catacombs of Paris

Paris Catacombs Tour

Your ticket to the Catacombs of Paris gives you skip-the-line access to one of the eeriest cemeteries in the French capital.

Located in the 14th arrondissement, next to the Montparnasse cemetery, the Catacombs of Paris are a sinister underground cemetery made up of numerous galleries of ossuaries.

During your visit, you'll walk through the great underground labyrinth of the catacombs. In these tunnels, which are 20 metres deep, you'll see the ossuaries of more than six million Parisians. Their mortal remains were transferred to the catacombs between the late 18th and early 19th centuries, when the capital's cemeteries had to close because they were unsanitary.

As you'll see, the bones are piled up along the walls of the underground galleries, but you can also find macabre sculptural ensembles made from the bones. So, on your visit to the Catacombs of Paris, you'll discover one of the grimmest and gloomiest faces of the French capital.

2021 Timetable

When you make your reservation, please let us know at what time you would like to visit the Catacombs of Paris:

1st September to 7th November

  • Tuesday to Sunday: at 11 am, 12 pm, 2 pm and 5 pm

The Catacombs are closed on Mondays.

After making your reservation, we'll contact you within 72 hours to confirm your visit time.

The last access allowed is 1 hour before closing time.

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Price

Per person
Entrance ticket
US$ 33.50

Entrance ticket

  • Per person

    US$ 33.50

More Information

Covid-19 Measures

It is compulsory to display a complete Covid vaccination certificate or a negative PCR or antigen test performed up to 48 hours before. The vaccine must be accepted in the country of activity.

Included

Skip the line entrance to the Paris Catacombs

Audioguide in English

When to book?

You can book up until 3 days before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code.

Pet-friendly?

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - Can visually impaired people have access?

    A - Visually impaired persons and their guide dogs may enter, although entry with white canes isn't permitted. It's compulsory for visually impaired persons to be accompanied.

  • Q - Can I take bags or suitcases?

    A - To ensure the safety and preservation of the ossuary, suitcases and large bags aren't allowed in the catacombs. Only bags measuring less than 40x30 centimetres are allowed, but they must be carried in front of the body or held. There is no cloakroom and suitcases aren't accepted.

  • Q - What rules should be followed during the visit?

    A - It is forbidden to enter the Catacombs with pushchairs and motorbike helmets (there is no cloakroom or locker room); it is forbidden to enter the Catacombs with bottles of alcoholic beverages (even if they are closed); it is forbidden to eat and drink during the whole tour; it is forbidden to touch the bones, as they're the fragile skeletal remains of millions of Parisians.

  • Q - Is the visit recommended for everyone?

    A - The visit to the Catacombs is not recommended for: people with reduced mobility; pregnant women; people suffering from claustrophobia, cardiac or respiratory insufficiency; sensitive people who may be affected by the place and young children. The environment may cause anxiety in people with mental and psychological disabilities.

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you have any other questions please contact us.

US$ 33.50
No hidden fees or surcharges

Cancellations

Not refundable. This activity does not permit modifications nor cancelations.

Meeting point

Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tangu, 1 (next to Place Denfert-Rochereau)