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Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour

  • An in-depth guided walking tour of the Catacombs of Paris
  • Bypass the entrance queue with skip-the-line admission tickets
  • You guide traces the underground chambers’ 2,000-year history
Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour
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The Catacombs of Paris are a network of former quarries under the city, converted into ossuaries beginning in the late 18th century. Stacked with millions of skulls and bones, the underground cemetery contains 2,000 years of history. Explore the one-of-a-kind underground city of the dead on this in-depth guided tour, which bypasses the entrance lines and grants special access to off-limits parts of the tombs.

What to Expect

Meet your guide in central Paris in time for your tour. To start, you skip the long entrances lines and head straight to the tombs in a group capped at 19 people. Listen as your guide tells the 2,000-year history of space, including its start as quarries as descend into the shadowy tunnels.

On this tour, you venture deep underground, with special access to chambers off-limits to other tourists, like a secret chapel decorated with skulls and femurs. Get a new perspective on the romantic French capital as you explore the unique civil engineering project, a ghoulish testament to Parisian ingenuity. With skulls and bones stacked in decorative piles, the eerie labyrinth of tombs is still home to the remains of some 6 million Parisians.

The tour ends at the exit to the Catacombs.

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1 - 5 of 16 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago
Worth every penny!

We had a great tour on June 28 at noon. This special access tour was lead by a fabulous young woman (from Chicago!) so tour was easy to understand. The general admission line to get into the catacombs looked like it was 4 hours long...More

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Where do I start. We did not book our tour through Walk of France but when we showed up our tour ( that was booked through another company) our guide was no where to be found and us and about 15 other people were left...More

Thank Stacey Z
Reviewed 20 May 2018
Great Catacombs tour

Excellent tour; our guide, Lavenya, was terrific and full of knowledge. One of the highlights of our Paris trip

2  Thank Ken L
Reviewed 17 May 2018
A great tour

Our tour guide David was excellent. He explained everything in depth and allowed us to see some of the "off-limits" sites that aren't allowed unless you have a guided tour. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Casey F
Reviewed 4 May 2018

Our excellent guide David did a fantastic job of explaining the history of the Catacombs - not just bones which I though, but of this huge underground quarry dating back to Roman times.I would strongly recommend getting a guided tour, not only do you go...More

2  Thank Muzando
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10 June 2018|
Response from Richard M |
They were on strike two weeks ago as well!
Mike G
7 June 2018|
Response from Casey F | Reviewed this property |
You can take pictures, but they ask that you be respectful and don't use your flash.