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Paris Catacombs Guide

Find all your answers to the haunting Paris Catacombs. Directions, hours of operation, admission prices, and travel tips are all included.

The haunting Paris Catacombs have been open to the general public since 1874. Home to over 6 million bodies, the Catacombs are one of Paris' most macabre and unforgettable attractions. The storied Catacombs have held an important place in France's history, and have been used as a hideout for various resistance movements from the French Revolution to WW2. Read on to learn more about the Catacombs.

1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
+33 1 43 22 47 63

Getting there

Metro: M4 to Denfert-Rochereau


€12 (adult) / €5 (ages 4-17)


Tuesday - Sunday from 10:00 AM to 8 PM

Quick facts about the Paris Catacombs

Did you know that only 1% of the Catacombs are open to the public. The underground network of tunnels in Paris is over 300 km long.

A special police force known as cataflics patrols the tunnels daily to chase down catacombs trespassers and wayward tourists

In 2004, catacombs police discovered a 3,000 square foot cinema operating in the tombs - complete with a bar and lounge.

There are over 6 million Parisians buried in the Catacombs.

The catacombs labyrinth is 10 times bigger than New York's Central Park

Much of Paris' iconic architecture was built from the limestone mined in the Catacombs.

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