Paris Catacombs hours

Your Complete Guide to the Paris Catacombs Hours | Timings & Travel Tips

Paris Catacombs are large underground ossuaries in the capital of France. Opened to the public in 1809, the Catacombs are 20-meters deep and hold the remains of nearly six million people. Today, the Catacombs are a must-visit tourist destination in Paris. Stay on this page to know the Paris Catacombs opening hours and the best time to visit this curious Paris attraction.

Paris Catacombs Opening Hours

Paris Catacombs Hours

Timings: Paris Catacombs opening hours are between 9:45 AM to 8:30 PM from Tuesday to Sunday.

Last Admission: The ticket window at Paris Catacombs closes at 07:30 PM.

Closed: The Paris Catacombs are closed on Mondays, January 1, May 1, and December 25.

Duration of Visit: The 1.5-kilometer circuit of Paris Catacombs would take between 45 minutes to 1 hour to explore.

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What is the Best Time to Visit Paris Catacombs?

Paris Catacombs hours

Weekday vs Weekend

Paris Catacombs only permit 200 visitors at a time. On weekdays, you can visit this attraction without much of a crowd. Try to start early to avoid overcrowding. Tuesdays and Wednesdays are relatively less crowded and ideal for a peaceful visit. If you're visiting on Tuesday, try to go as early as possible. On Wednesday, try to visit between 10 AM to 11 AM or 3 PM to 4 PM or between 6 PM and 7 PM is also wise. Thursdays and Fridays are always crowded, as are weekends.

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Peak Season vs Low Season

The best time to visit Paris Catacombs is between October to May. These months are considered off-season in the Paris tourist calendar. Since Paris Catacombs only permit limited entrants and the rules are strict, it's advisable not to crowd or visit during peak months. December sees many tourists due to the Christmas season and festivities. You might need to wait at least an hour to get into the Paris Catacombs during low season, while an entry during peak season would take as long as three hours.

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Paris Catacombs Tickets & Tours

Paris Catacombs Entrance Tickets with Audioguide

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Frequently Asked Questions About Paris Catacombs Hours

Q. What are the Paris Catacombs hours?

A. The Paris Catacombs hours are between 9:45 AM to 8:30 PM from Tuesdays to Sundays.

Q. Are the Paris Catacombs open every day?

A. The Paris Catacombs are closed on Mondays and during some holidays.

Q. When are the Paris Catacombs closed?

A. The Paris Catacombs are closed on Mondays and January 1, May 1, and December 25.

Q. How long should I spend at the Paris Catacombs?

A. The average time a tourist spends at the Paris Catacombs is between 45 minutes to one hour.

Q. What is the best time to visit the Paris Catacombs?

A. The best time to visit the Paris Catacombs is between October to May. There will be lesser crowds during this time.

Q. Are the Paris Catacombs open on public holidays?

A. Yes, the Paris Catacombs are open on all public holidays except 1 January, 1 May, 25 December, and all Mondays.

Q. Can I visit the Paris Catacombs on a public holiday?

A. Yes, you can most definitely visit the Paris Catacombs on public holidays, however, it tends to be more crowded than usual on these days.

Q. What are the Paris Catacombs opening hours during public holidays?

A. The Paris Catacombs hours are the same as the regular timings even on public holidays.