Paris Catacombs Tickets and Tours

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Paris Catacombs Tickets with Audioguide

from €69.99
€36.90

47% off

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Audio Guide
  • Descend 65 feet underground to explore a network of underground tunnels scattered across over a mile, housing the remains of millions of the city's dead.
  • Listen to the handy audio guide, available in English, French, German, and Spanish, to help navigate your way through the attraction.
  • Get up close with the unique architecture and skeletal artwork of the Catacombs, which contrast sharply with the city above.
  • Descend 65 feet underground to explore a network of underground tunnels scattered across over a mile, housing the remains of millions of the city's dead.
  • Listen to the handy audio guide, available in English, French, German, and Spanish, to help navigate your way through the attraction.
  • Get up close with the unique architecture and skeletal artwork of the Catacombs, which contrast sharply with the city above.

Inclusions

  • Entry to the Catacombs
  • Audio guide in English, French, German, and Spanish
  • Tip: Channel your inner adventurer, navigating the labyrinth of bone-lined tunnels can feel like a scene right out of an Indiana Jones movie!
  • The experience is not suitable for people with cardiac or respiratory problems, or suffering from claustrophobia, pregnant women, sensitive individuals, wheelchair users, and children under the age of 5.
  • Children aged 14 and under are prohibited from entering without parental accompaniment.
  • It is prohibited to enter the Catacombs with a suitcase, a large bag, or a motorcycle helmet. Bags no larger than 40x30x20 cm are allowed. They must be carried on the front or held at your side.
  • Strollers are not allowed into the venue. Please use a baby carrier.
  • Photography is allowed without the use of tripods or bulky equipment.
  • In order to navigate the Catacombs with ease, make use of the map available here.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo: Catacombs Tickets + Seine River Cruise

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€89.90
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Audio Guide
  • With this ticket, explore Paris underground with by visiting the mysterious catacombs and enjoy a 1-hour river cruise on the famous Seine.
  • Begin your adventure in the Paris Catacombs, the world's largest underground grave, housing the remains of countless Parisians.
  • Unearth the history behind relocating 6 million remains underground in the 18th century with an audio guide in French, English, German, or Spanish.
  • Cruise in comfort through the heart of Paris and be awed by its iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Notre Dame, all aglow.
  • Your 1-hour river cruise will provide access to a pre-recorded audio guide in your chosen language, along with flexible departure times.
  • With this ticket, explore Paris underground with by visiting the mysterious catacombs and enjoy a 1-hour river cruise on the famous Seine.
  • Begin your adventure in the Paris Catacombs, the world's largest underground grave, housing the remains of countless Parisians.
  • Unearth the history behind relocating 6 million remains underground in the 18th century with an audio guide in French, English, German, or Spanish.
  • Cruise in comfort through the heart of Paris and be awed by its iconic landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, and Notre Dame, all aglow.
  • Your 1-hour river cruise will provide access to a pre-recorded audio guide in your chosen language, along with flexible departure times.

Inclusions

** Paris Catacombs**

  • Timed-entry ticket to Catacombs
  • Audio guide in French, English, German, or Spanish

Seine River Cruise

  • 1-hour Seine River cruise
  • Audio guide in French, English, Hindi, Arabic, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Dutch, Chinese, Japanese, and Korean

Paris Catacombs

  • Tip: If you don’t mind wading through pitch-black waters, then you could join the groups of people who descend into the tunnels for a dip.
  • The experience is not suitable for people with cardiac or respiratory problems, or suffering from claustrophobia, pregnant women, sensitive individuals, wheelchair users, and children under the age of 5.
  • Children aged 14 and under are prohibited from entering without parental accompaniment.
  • The Catacombs maintain a constant temperature of 14°C (57°F). Be sure to dress warm or bring a jacket. Wear comfortable shoes and casual clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
  • A Paris Catacombs audio guide runs for 30 minutes. However, you may stay inside longer if you wish to do so. You will have the ability to pause and resume your audio guide at any point in time.

Seine River Cruise

  • Tip: Look out for Pont des Arts, a pedestrian bridge overhead, known for the "love locks" placed by couples.
  • Suitcases, luggage, and large backpacks are not permitted in the Catacombs. No lockers are available.
  • Animals, except guide dogs, are not allowed on this experience.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Paris Catacombs Guided Tour

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  • Save hours with this guided tour that takes you past the winding queues and directly into the subterranean tunnel network that is the Paris Catacombs.
  • Learn the history of how the Catacombs were devised as a solution for cemeteries overflowing with the bodies of the dead and how city planners daringly moved every last one of them underground from your expert historian guide.
  • Gain access to parts of the Catacombs that are normally sealed off to the general public, like a small chapel that was used to host religious ceremonies or a set of stone carvings created by a quarryman.
  • Get up close to the eerie beauty of the Catacombs' unique bone artwork and architecture, a stark contrast from the city above.
  • For a private and personalized tour of the Catacombs, choose to embark on a small group tour with up to 6,16, or 19 guests.
  • Save hours with this guided tour that takes you past the winding queues and directly into the subterranean tunnel network that is the Paris Catacombs.
  • Learn the history of how the Catacombs were devised as a solution for cemeteries overflowing with the bodies of the dead and how city planners daringly moved every last one of them underground from your expert historian guide.
  • Gain access to parts of the Catacombs that are normally sealed off to the general public, like a small chapel that was used to host religious ceremonies or a set of stone carvings created by a quarryman.
  • Get up close to the eerie beauty of the Catacombs' unique bone artwork and architecture, a stark contrast from the city above.
  • For a private and personalized tour of the Catacombs, choose to embark on a small group tour with up to 6,16, or 19 guests.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to Paris Catacombs
  • 1.5/2-hour guided tour of Catacombs (as per the option selected)
  • English-speaking guide
  • A small group of up to 16 or 19 people (as per option selected)
  • Access to special areas not open to the public
  • Tip: Carry a flashlight as it is pretty dark and this will help you navigate spiraling staircases and hallways.
  • This tour requires you to walk through tunnels and passages underground, hence people with claustrophobia, differently-abled people, and pregnant women are requested to avoid it.
  • Please do not carry luggage with higher dimensions than 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm.
  • The Catacombs maintain a constant temperature of 14°C (57°F). Be sure to dress warm or bring a jacket. Wear comfortable shoes and casual clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Combo (Save 45%): Arc de Triomphe with Rooftop Access + Paris Catacombs Entrance Tickets with Audio Guide

from €85.99
€47.61

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  • Explore 1.5km of tunnels with Catacombs tickets and gain rooftop access to the Arc de Triomphe, all in one cost-saving combo.
  • With rooftop access, the Arc de Triomphe provides an unparalleled view of Paris, showcasing the Champs-Élysées, Notre-Dame Cathedral and more.
  • Learn about the Eternal Flame honoring unknown soldiers of both World Wars with pamphlets available in 10 languages for visitors.
  • Skip having to wait in line and navigate your way through the vast network of tunnels at Catacombs Paris and admire artistic displays crafted from skulls and bones
  • "Learn the history of how these tunnels became the final resting place for millions with the aid of an audio guide available in 4 languages.
  • Explore 1.5km of tunnels with Catacombs tickets and gain rooftop access to the Arc de Triomphe, all in one cost-saving combo.
  • With rooftop access, the Arc de Triomphe provides an unparalleled view of Paris, showcasing the Champs-Élysées, Notre-Dame Cathedral and more.
  • Learn about the Eternal Flame honoring unknown soldiers of both World Wars with pamphlets available in 10 languages for visitors.
  • Skip having to wait in line and navigate your way through the vast network of tunnels at Catacombs Paris and admire artistic displays crafted from skulls and bones
  • "Learn the history of how these tunnels became the final resting place for millions with the aid of an audio guide available in 4 languages.

Inclusions

Arc de Triomphe

  • Entry to Arc de Triomphe
  • Rooftop access
  • Informative pamphlets in 10 languages

Paris Catacombs

  • Skip-the-line entry to Catacombs
  • Audio Guide in English, French, German, and Spanish

Arc de Triomphe

  • Tip: Pay homage at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier beneath the Arc de Triomphe, where an eternal flame commemorates WWI.
  • Note that luggage is not allowed.
  • Disclaimer: There are about 284 stairs up.
  • A lift and traffic ramps are in place for people with reduced mobility.

Paris Catacombs

  • Tip: After visiting the Catacombs, explore Montparnasse Cemetery, where notable artists like Jean-Paul Sartre rest.
  • The Catacombs maintain a constant temperature of 14°C (57°F). Be sure to dress warmly or bring a jacket. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty
  • This experience is not suitable for individuals with a motor disability or with cardiac or respiratory insufficiency, pregnant women, sensitive individuals, claustrophobic individuals.
  • It is prohibited to enter the Catacombs with a suitcase, a large bag, or a motorcycle helmet. Bags no larger than 40x30x20 cm are allowed. They must be carried on the front or held at your side.
  • Strollers are not allowed into the venue. Please use a baby carrier.
  • Photography is allowed without the use of tripods or bulky equipment.
  • Touching the bones is prohibited.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.
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Paris Catacombs Skip-the-Line Guided Tour with Access to Special Areas

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  • Unlock exclusive access to secluded parts of the Catacombs, from intricate sculptures made of human remains to a hidden chapel formerly used for religious ceremonies.
  • Embark on an informative walking tour beneath the city with a local English-speaking guide, unfolding Paris's hidden history, with skip-the-line tickets.
  • Unearth the story of 6 million souls, their bones sculpting the 'Empire of the Dead', as you delve deeper into Europe's largest communal burial ground.
  • Discover the first Catacombs tourist attraction - stone carvings by a quarryman, who created art to combat boredom before his untimely death in a rockfall and a small chapel which was used for religious practices until recently.
  • Unlock exclusive access to secluded parts of the Catacombs, from intricate sculptures made of human remains to a hidden chapel formerly used for religious ceremonies.
  • Embark on an informative walking tour beneath the city with a local English-speaking guide, unfolding Paris's hidden history, with skip-the-line tickets.
  • Unearth the story of 6 million souls, their bones sculpting the 'Empire of the Dead', as you delve deeper into Europe's largest communal burial ground.
  • Discover the first Catacombs tourist attraction - stone carvings by a quarryman, who created art to combat boredom before his untimely death in a rockfall and a small chapel which was used for religious practices until recently.

Inclusions

  • Skip-the-line entry to the Catacombs
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Access to special areas
  • Group of up to 19 people
  • Tip: Feeling adventurous? Try to spot the oldest skull. Some remains date back to the 18th century.
  • The experience is not suitable for people with cardiac or respiratory problems, or suffering from claustrophobia, pregnant women, sensitive individuals, and wheelchair users.
  • This tour is not recommended for children under the age of 5.
  • Children aged 14 and under are prohibited from entering the Paris Catacombs without parental accompaniment.
  • Suitcases, luggage, and large backpacks are not permitted in the Catacombs. No lockers are available.
  • The Catacombs maintain a constant temperature of 14°C (57°F). Be sure to dress warm or bring a jacket. Wear comfortable shoes and casual clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
  • These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

Paris Catacombs | The Mysterious Underground Cemetery

When one thinks of Paris, the first thought one might have is of the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, or the Seine River. However, buried deep under the glittering, culture-filled streets lies a dark mystery: a honeycomb of narrow tunnels said to contain the mortal remains of about six million Parisians. 

Today, the Paris Catacombs are one of the city’s most-visited and macabre tourist attractions, garnering millions of visitors each year. Book your Paris Catacombs tickets and prepare for a tour unlike anything else you’ve tried before.

Why Visit Paris Catacombs?

Paris Catacombs
  • Historical Significance: The Paris Catacombs are a unique underground labyrinth of tunnels and rooms where the remains of over six million people are stored. They were created to solve the overcrowding of Parisian cemeteries in the 18th century and have since become a symbol of Parisian history.
  • Unconventional Sightseeing: The Catacombs provide a unique perspective on Paris's history and culture and the chance to see something different from typical tourist attractions.
  • Architectural Wonder: Visitors can marvel at the architecture and engineering that went into creating such an extensive network of tunnels and galleries, which stretch for over 200 km.
  • Fascinating Displays: The bones and skulls on display in the Catacombs are arranged in fascinating displays, creating a macabre atmosphere that is both eerie and fascinating.
  • Cultural and Educational Experience: A visit to the Catacombs offers a unique educational opportunity, as visitors can learn about the history of Paris and the unique methods used to deal with the overcrowding of its cemeteries.

Which Paris Catacombs Ticket is Best for You?

entry to catacombs

If You Are Short on Time

Go for: Entry tickets
Duration: Flexible
Guide: Audioguide

  • Step into the dark and mysterious world of the Paris Catacombs with entrance tickets that help you skip the long lines and avoid the hassle.
  • The audio guide is available in several languages, including English, French, German, and Spanish, so visitors can fully appreciate this unique and haunting attraction.

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Paris Catacombs Professional Guided Tour

If You Want to Explore In-Depth

Go for: Guided tour with special access
Duration: 2 hours
Guide: Professional Tour Guide

  • With your Catacombs Guided Tour tickets, you get exclusive skip-the-line access to the catacombs and get accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide with a small tour group of 19 people or less.
  • Gain special access to areas generally restricted to the general public, like the Port Mahon Gallery, and learn about their significance in-depth.

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Paris catacombs and Montparnasse walking tour combo tickets

If You Are on a Budget

Go for: Combo tickets
Duration: 1-2 hours
Guide: Audioguide & Professional Guide

  • With your combo tickets, you get skip-the-line access to the Paris Catacombs and an audio guide available in 4 languages, followed by a 1.5-hour walking tour of Montparnasse, led by an English-speaking local guide.
  • You can also club your Paris Catacombs experience with a 1-hour Seine River cruise accompanied by an audioguide available in 14 languages.

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Paris Catacomb guided tour

If You Are Traveling Solo

Go for: Guided Tour
Duration: Flexible
Guide: Audioguide or Professional Guide

  • Enjoy a personalized and interactive experience on a tour of the Paris Catacombs to explore the landmark's history and design in-depth.
  • These tickets also provide skip-the-line access allowing you to bypass long queues.

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Special access to Paris Catacomb

If You Are a History Buff

Go for: Guided tour with special access
Duration: 2 hours
Guide: Professional Tour Guide

  • With your Catacombs Guided Tour tickets, you get exclusive skip-the-line access to the catacombs and get accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide with a small tour group of 19 people or less.
  • Enjoy special access to restricted areas like the Port Mahon Gallery and learn about their significance in-depth.

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Paris Catacombs and Seine River cruise combo tickets

If You Want to Explore Beyond

Go for: Combo tickets
Duration: 1-2 hours
Guide: Audioguide & Professional Guide

  • With your combo tickets, you get skip-the-line access to the Paris Catacombs and an audio guide available in 4 languages, followed by a 1.5-hour walking tour of Montparnasse, led by an English-speaking local guide.
  • Alternatively, club your Paris Catacombs experience with a 1-hour Seine River cruise with an audioguide available in 14 languages.

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Paris Catacombs Discount Tickets

Reduced rate: Young adults between ages 18-26, large families, those who have purchased the Paris Pass Famille and Navigo-Améthyste-Emeraude cards, librarians and school teachers, and members of the National Society of Antiquaries of France, the French Society of Archeology, la Society of the History of French Art, and la Safeguard de l'Art Français, enjoy reduced admission rates on presentation of a valid government ID.

Free entry: Children under the age of 4, disabled persons and their companion, journalists, museum guides, job seekers, visual artists, and similar groups are offered free entry on presentation of a valid ID.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel your Catacombs Small Group Guided Tour with Special Access tickets 48 hours before your experience and get a full refund. All other ticket options cannot be canceled or rescheduled.

What to See at the Paris Catacombs?

port mahon corridor

Port-Mahon Corridor

The Port-Mahon Corridor is one of the first few parts of your Catacombs tour. Primarily on display you'll find beautiful sculptures by Francois Décure, a French quarryman. The most fascinating sculpture here is of Port Mahon, a fortress in Menorca, Spain. It is believed that Décure sculpted this from memory from when the British imprisoned him in the fortress.

the quarryman's footpath

The Quarryman's Footpath

The history of the quarryman's footpath goes back hundreds of years. Before the Catacombs had defined tunnels and pathways, the quarrymen who worked there used the footpath to access water for construction purposes and to clean themselves after a day's work. Here, you can find several skull and bone arrangements, tombs, altars, plaques, and more.

the ossuary

The Ossuary

The Ossuary is one of the most eerie and spookiest sections; it is the final resting place for millions of Parisians. You'll see ceiling-high piles and piles of bones and skulls arranged in symmetrical patterns all along the stretch of this section. Here, you'll also find the macabre Barrel of Passion — an arrangement of skeletal remains in the form of a ceiling-high barrel.

Green Ceiling

Unique Architecture

The architecture of the Catacombs is characterized by narrow, winding tunnels that are lined with bones and skulls arranged in intricate patterns. The tunnels are supported by pillars and arches, many of which were constructed using the same limestone material that was used to build famous Parisian landmarks such as the Notre Dame Cathedral.

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Plan Your Visit to the Paris Catacombs

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Paris Catacombs Timings

Paris Catacomb Entrance

The Paris Catacombs have one entrance and one exit point.

Entrance: 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy
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Exit: 21 Av. René Coty, 75014 Paris, France
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Paris Catacombs Facilities
  • Restrooms are available at the exit of the Paris Catacombs.
  • Storage facility is not available at the Paris Catacombs. Large bags and suitcases are not permitted; please carry small backpacks or purses.
  • Yes, audio guides can be purchased with your Paris Catacombs tickets in English, French, German, and Spanish.
  • The Paris Catacombs are not currently accessible by wheelchairs as guests descend about 131 steps and make their way through narrow, dimly-lit corridors.
Paris Catacombs Visitor Tips
  • Photography is permitted at the Paris Catacombs. However, flash photography and tripod use are not allowed at the Catacombs.
  • There are 131 steps to the Catacombs and 112 steps to climb back up. Please be careful as the passageways are narrow, slippery and dimly lit.
  • Since the Paris Catacombs are underground, the temperature is likely several degrees cooler. You can carry a light jacket to keep warm and remember to wear comfortable shoes for the walk.
  • Go for a guided tour to learn more about the history and significance of the Catacombs.
  • Inside the Catacombs, some top things to see include "Stop, This is Death's Empire," a copy of Paris, the well, a rendering of Citadel de Mahon, and the crossroads with the lower Catacombs.
  • Eating, drinking and smoking are strictly prohibited inside the Catacombs.
  • The Catacombs can be crowded and claustrophobic. If you are claustrophobic, you may want to reconsider visiting.
Food to eat near Paris Catacombs

There are no restaurants with the Paris Catacombs. However, you can grab a bite at one of the nearby restaurants:

Paris Panth
  • Panthéon: Located 2.4 km away, this neoclassical mausoleum contains the remains of distinguished French citizens, including Marie Curie, Rousseau, and Voltaire.
  • Conciergerie: Just 3.3 km away is the Conciergerie, a former royal palace turned prison that housed notable prisoners before their execution during the French Revolution including Marie Antoinette.
  • Sainte-Chapelle: 3.3 km from the Paris Catacombs is this stunning Gothic chapel renowned for its exquisite stained glass windows showcasing Biblical scenes.
  • Musée Rodin: Located 3.6 km away is the Rodin Museum which showcases works of art by renowned sculptor Auguste Rodin, including The Sculpture and The Kiss.
  • Eiffel Tower: 4.9 km away is the iconic Eiffel Tower, a symbol of architectural ingenuity and a global landmark that attracts millions of visitors worldwide.

All Your Questions About the Paris Catacombs Answered

Are Paris Catacombs tickets available online?

Yes. You can book your Paris Catacombs tickets online.

What is the cancelation policy for Paris Catacombs tickets?

It depends on the Paris Catacombs ticket you choose to book. While some tickets offer a full refund on canceling tickets up to 48-72 hours in advance, there may be no refund available on cancellation of other tickets. Please check before you make your reservation. 

How many people are allowed in the group tours of the Paris Catacombs?

The tours at the Paris Catacombs are allowed in small groups of not more than 19 people at a time.

Are the Paris Catacombs wheelchair accessible?

Due to the site being entirely underground, there is currently no wheelchair accessibility at the Paris Catacombs. 

What are the Paris Catacombs hours?

Paris Catacombs opening hours are between 9:45 AM and 8:30 PM (last entry at 7:30 PM) from Tuesday to Sunday. It is closed on Mondays, 1 January, 1 May, and 25 December.

Who is permitted to visit the Paris Catacombs?

The attraction recommends that the following groups of people avoid visiting: those with a motor disability, pregnant women, individuals with claustrophobia or any respiratory or cardiac-related health issues, and children under the age of 10.

What is the best time to visit the Paris Catacombs?

The best time to visit the Paris Catacombs is during the early morning hours and late evenings before closing to enjoy small crowds at the entrance.

How many visitors are permitted at a time in the Paris Catacombs?

Only 200 guests are permitted at a time at the Paris Catacombs. Ensure that you pre-book your tickets online.

Which is the visitor entrance at the Paris Catacombs?

Visitors can enter from 1, Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy (place Denfert-Rochereau).

How many steps are there to go down to the Paris Catacombs?

There are 243 steps in total: 131 to go underground and 112 to climb back up at the Paris Catacombs.

Is there a dress code at the Paris Catacombs?

No, there’s no dress code. However, dress warmly since you’ll be underground and temperatures will be lower.

Are Paris Catacombs skip-the-line tickets available?

Yes. You can book Paris Catacombs skip-the-line tickets online to save up to 3 hours of waiting time.