One of the most astonishing sights in Paris, The Paris Catacombs hold the remains of an estimated six million people's bones in a labyrinth of caverns and tunnels. Under Paris, the stone mines contain a harrowing arrangement of skulls and femurs that form many walls. Some of the arrangements are artistic, such as a heart-shaped outline on one wall, formed with skulls embedded in surrounding tibia bones. Audio guides are available in English that enable you to discover the site for yourself. To visit The Paris Catacombs and get the most from your holiday in Paris, create itinerary details personal to you using our Paris trip planner.
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Tours to The Paris Catacombs
$93 BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip-the-Line: Paris Catacombs Tour with VIP Access to Restricted Areas
Duration: 2 hours
$52 BOOK WITH VIATOR Skip the Line: Catacombs of Paris Ticket and Audio-Guide
Duration: 45 to 75 minutes
$55 BOOK WITH VIATOR Self-guided tour in Paris with Skip the Line access to The Catacombs of Paris
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
$11 BOOK WITH VIATOR One Hour Virtual Tour in Paris Catacombs with Expert Guide (Times in EST)
Duration: 2 days 12 hours
$247 BOOK WITH VIATOR Paris Catacombs Private Tour with Top-rated Alberto Local Guide
Duration: 2 hours
The Paris Catacombs reviews
I won’t try to relate the history of this site but, basically, they had to do something with all the dead people piling up in cemeteries. It wasn’t until things got really disgusting that the King... more »
The catacombs are well worth the visit. They are beautiful and unique. Story behind it is nteresting and will shed new light on how you view Paris. The tour lasts 45-60min which is a bit short to be..... more »
This was one of the coolest things we did in Paris. The history is very fascinating. Definitely recommend buying the skip the line tickets (AKA timed entry) or you will be waiting in a long line. When we got there, the non-timed entry line was over 100 people. We only waited 5-10 minutes in the timed entry line where there were only 4 people in front of us. You can buy the tickets right off their site, so it's definitely worth it and no additional cost.
I bought the skip-the-line tickets from its official website. When our taxi driver pointed a huge line to us as we approached the site, everyone in our group was so happy that we already had the time-specific tickets. (So please do it to avoid the waiting.) We were able to get in in less than 15 minutes. It was chilly down there, but if you keep walking, wearing a T-shirt will be just fine. There are already so many pictures just a click away, but you need to see for yourself to experience this.
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