Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour
  • Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour

    What makes our Paris Catacombs Tour the best in Paris: a combination of passionate storytelling, expert local guides, skip the line tickets and a maximum group size of 19 people. Our tour is filled with the facts and folklore that bring the Catacombs of Paris, a place for the dead, back to life! Discover the darkness beneath the city of light. Leave the crowds behind and let your guide enlighten you with the mystical folklore surrounding the medieval tombs.

    Itinerary
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    Stop At: The Paris Catacombs, 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris France

    By the 17th century, the cemeteries in Paris were overflowing. And so, the solution became to place the corpses' remains in the tunnels that existed beneath the streets of Paris since the 13th century. Originally, the French Catacombs were mines or ossuaries for extracting the limestone that built Paris. As the city expanded, it eventually covered areas with mines underneath. Sound like bad planning- That's because it was not planned at all. Many of these mines were abandoned and undocumented.The solution to bury the dead underground fixed more than simply the lack of cemetery space. The estimated six million dead bodies actually reinforced the mines.

    Duration: 1 hour



    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers"



    • Lugar de comienzo: Café Oz Denfert, 3 Place Denfert-Rochereau, 75014 Paris, France

    • Duración: 1 hour 30 minutes
    • Cancelaciones y devoluciones: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
  • Incluye

    • Expert tour guide
    • Group size of maximum 19 participants to guarantee a personal experience
    • Restricted Access
    • Entry/Admission - The Paris Catacombs

    No Incluye

    • Food and drinks
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • 10/10

    Recomendación de los pasajeros 100%
    Rating basado en 19 Críticas verificadas

    Nuestros clientes

    • jramirez9787
      Publicado el Jueves, 23 de enero del 2020

      Great experience! Our tour guide Leo was very knowledgeable! Really knew her stuff! Had a wonderful time! Thank you!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Laura S
      Publicado el Lunes, 14 de octubre del 2019

      Our tour guide Leo was great! She made the tour amazing. It was interesting material and site but was even better. We really enjoyed it.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Thomas H
      Publicado el Lunes, 07 de octubre del 2019

      the tour was amazing because of the catacombs and espacially guide leo. she is really able to bring live into the halls of death.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Takako N
      Publicado el Lunes, 30 de septiembre del 2019

      Great time in this tour. Our guide Leo was super kind and knowleable.. she has so much history and stories to share making our trip so worth the money

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Linda A
      Publicado el Lunes, 23 de septiembre del 2019

      Leo was a wonderfully knowledgeable woman who knew inside stories of the catacombs and their history.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Clayton F
      Publicado el Jueves, 22 de agosto del 2019

      Our tour guide was so enthusiastic about the subject and very well-informed. Great to share in somebody's passion! The ability to skip the line was crucial! Book ahead. The line wrapped around the block and most would have not gotten in. Also, the tour we took allows you to see parts of the catacombs that non-tour individuals do not get access to.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • taylor.edge9918
      Publicado el Jueves, 04 de julio del 2019

      Gabrielle (or Gabriella can't remember sorry) was amazing she told us great information about all the history of the catacombs with pictures and stories. the extra cost for the skip the lines is totally worth it and you get taken to an area that is only for groups. Although the group was fairly big (20 maybe) she made sure that everyone heard her and saw the pictures The only thing was we were told to meet by a station and her sign wasn't very big so we thought we were in the wrong area. Other than that the tour is totally worth it 100% recommend!!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Kristi B
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      Our tour was with only 4 people so it was like having a private tour with our guild, Leo. She was so informative about not only the history, but also the bones themselves. We loved this tour! No matter the weather it is comfortable and dry in the caves. Don’t miss out...you will never see something like the Catacombs again. Mind-blowing! 🤯

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Trina E
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      This tour was fantastic!! Our guide, Leo was amazing and so informative!! This tour was way more than I expected. Highly recommended!!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Jill B
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      Such a unique and interesting tour! While I cannot remember our guide's name, she was excellent. We highly recommend skip-the-line for this popular tour. Without it, the average wait time is listed as 3 hours! We had 4 children with us ages 10, 11, 12 and 14. The two youngest found it slightly "creepy" but were not actually scared.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Jennifer S
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      This tour was amazing!!! Gabrielle our tour guide was prompt and friendly and gave us the absoulute coolest info on the catacombs. If you are planning on taking this tour definitely try and book her. She was the best tour guide we had throughout Paris

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Liliana G
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      Enjoyed the information that Gabriela shared with the group. Fascinating details, along with glimpses to fenced off areas.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Tracy C
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      Leo was our guide and she was wonderful! She was so knowledgeable and had many interesting facts to share with our group. Any question one of our group members asked, Leo knew the answer. The ability to skip the huge, long line to enter the catacombs was a big plus!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Adrian D
      Publicado el Lunes, 22 de abril del 2019

      Leo was an incredible tour guide. She was so knowledgeable and passionate - she created an amazing and exciting environment. I was skeptical of buying a tour on this site but it was so worth it.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • M and A
      Publicado el Martes, 24 de julio del 2018

      This is a long review because that’s how much I love this tour. If you looking for the short version, skip to the last paragraph.

      If you are looking for an offbeat and memorable experience in Paris, then surely you must visit the catacombs.

      Now I know some of you reading this may worry that it’s too macabre, or that you may wind up trapped in the Necropolis, never to return.

      First of all, the scariest part of the catacombs will be the 5-hour plus wait in line if you do not take the Skip the Line tour, and that’s before you get to see any of the cool stuff!

      Another thing is at the beginning and end of the tour, you’ll be walking down a bunch of stairs (when you enter) and up some stairs when you leave. To avoid getting dizzy, I suggest holding onto the handrail, and periodically look up when you have firm footing. When you keep looking at your feet for a long time, you can get a little light-headed.

      Third, as much as I hoped that a bunch of skeletons might jump out and scare us living folks, *spoiler warning* no such thing did happen. In fact, you’re more likely to be bothered if you are a skull or femur bone, as foolish people did try to steal these in the past. I’m sure those people are cursed now.

      This tour gets 5 stars is because of Georgia. We were very lucky to have her. At the meet-up location, she introduced herself to every single person that showed up, and charmed us with her self-deprecating British humor. During the tour, Georgia shared with us her passion for history and the French Revolution in particular (also on the Roman catacombs to an extent). It was a magical mixture of enlightening and entertaining, with humor to balance the horrors of history. Most impressively, she made sure everyone felt comfortable and safe every step of the way, and ensured no one fell behind. Everyone needs a Georgia in their lives.

      This tour is not too crowded because they control the number of people they let in, due to limited oxygen supply and all that. You also get to see exclusive locations that regular visitors don’t get to access. Enjoy the VIP treatment! Won’t spoil what you see here, but aren’t you curious?

      In conclusion, excellent tour. You’re paying for 0 wait time, a pro tour guide (Georgia, if you’re reading this, I know by now you’re partying hard with the cool kids), and access to secret locations most visitors don’t get to see. Just make sure you’ve got enough battery juice on your camera (just no flash) and you’re good to go. Have fun!

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • drdelamar
      Publicado el Domingo, 15 de julio del 2018

      My sons loved the tour and said the guide was awesome! They enjoyed the guided tour and hearing interesting facts from the guide.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Joanna K
      Publicado el Martes, 10 de julio del 2018

      Avi was a great tour guide! Very informative, funny and well organized. Highly recommend the skip the line option. We saw the ticket line wrapped around the block and then some. Would definitely do this again.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • laura.kate.russ
      Publicado el Lunes, 09 de julio del 2018

      Avi was a fantastic tour guide. We had the best time and learned a lot. When we come back to Paris, we’re definitely going to take another Paris Guy tour.

        Calificación General: 10/10
    • Kathryn M
      Publicado el Miércoles, 03 de julio del 2019

      The tour itself was great, but the meetup information was not.

      It tells you to arrive 10-15 minutes early and indicates that a representative will be waiting - they will not.
      It also tells you they will hold up a sign labeled "The Paris Guy" - they will not.
      Instead of telling you to meet *at* Cafe Oz, it tells you "near the exit to the metro," but you really will meet in the logical place, in front of Cafe Oz, which is a very easy thing to include in the meetup information rather than ambiguously saying "near the exit to the metro."
      If you followed the directions, arrived early, thought you might be in the wrong ambiguously described meeting location because there is NO representative there at departure time, and called the tour help line - you'd be asked to leave a message and given no emergency number or way to contact your tour guide directly.
      So you can sit there and panic for a few minutes that you just forced your group to pay for an expensive tour they won't even get to enjoy, before noticing a dude standing quietly with an iPad *facing toward himself, not the crowd of people.*
      When this happened to us, we saw that the tour guide did indeed have a small logo, again - facing himself, that said "The Tour Guy," not the Paris Guy as indicated in the meeting information. He was late, because his previous tour group had been late. He explained to my group and another who had arrived early, and also panicked due to the lack of tour guide, that the meeting time given *was* the early meeting time, and that they tell people to arrive early to encourage them to arrive even earlier.
      I and the other people who were walking in circles for 15 minutes trying to figure out how they had missed a guy with a big Paris Guy sign vehemently disagree with this practice. I'm sure there's a cultural issue there regarding punctuality/timing, but the meetup and departure information is confusing.
      (1) Be honest about when people need to meet and whether to expect a tour guide to be standing there waiting for them (or not because he runs every tour and won't arrive until the previous one concludes).
      (2) Be clear about the meeting location. Just say "meet in front of Cafe Oz. When our representative arrives, they will stand under one of the trees directly in front of the Cafe."
      (4) Make your tour guide actually hold up a sign, or even a flag that people can see without being literally right next to him.
      (5) Provide a way to contact someone directly on the day of the tour.

        Calificación General: 8/10
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