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Paris Catacombs Tour

Skip the line and tour parts of the catacombs closed to the general public!

Skip the Line Private Paris Catacombs Tour €325 per group

Skip the Line Paris Group Catacombs Tour €89 per person

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Aeon Tours: Catacombs Tour

Paris Catacombs Tour

Tour the Paris Catacombs, the haunting burial ground of more than 6 million Parians.

1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 5014 Paris, France
Walking Tours, Adventure, History

Paris Catacombs Tour: Skip the Line Tour and Tickets

Did you know the lines at the Catacomnbs can be over 2 hours long? Your time in Paris is limited so don't spend it waiting in a queue! With our Catacombs tour, you get to skip the long entrance line and get a personalized tour of the haunting tombs. Your guide will have your skip the line tickets so you don't have to worry about getting them in advance.*

Catacombs Tour Overview

Touring the Paris Catacombs, the haunting resting place of more than 6 million French citizens is a truly unique experience.  Our tour group sinks deep into the tunnels of Paris and covers over a kilometer of catacombs littered with human remains. You'll explore the disturbing and extraordinary history of the burial grounds while learning the chilling stories and legends of these galleries of skeletons.

An Intro to the Paris Catacombs

The Paris Catacombs were built as limestone quarries, which were mined for the building of some of Paris' most famous buildings and bridges. After the mid 1700s, the quarries were used to deal with Paris' overcrowded cemeteries, and millions of bodies were transferred from the cemeteries to the catacombs. In order to maximize the storage capacity of the quarries, the exhumed bodies were simply stacked on top of one another in different rooms in the Catacombs creating many miles of human-bone walls.

More about Your Catacombs Guide

Your expert Catacombs guide will lead your small group on a true journey through the tombs. You can be assured your guide is true cataphile - a local Catacombs expert that is absolutey passionte about sharing the riveting tales about the Catacombs with our guests.

We Make Touring the Catacombs Simple

Touring the Catacombs with us is easy and simple. Just head to our booking calendar and select your tour date. Once you've completed your Catacombs reservation, you'll receive your booking confirmation automatically. As your Catacombs tour date approaches, you'll receive your tour meeting point information (complete with map and photo) and your tour guide's personal contact info so you can reach out should anything come up.

Catacombs Tour Highlights:

Skip the Line Entrance!
Never More than 6 peoople on your tour
See Limestone Quarries that built the city of Paris
Exclusive Access to the Catacombs
Your Own Passionate, Expert Guide
Explore the Cemetery of the Innocents
Learn About The Death of Philibert Aspairt
See an Underground Concert Hall
Learn about the Cataphiles

Catacombs Tour Options:


Private Catacombs Tour

€325 per group

Departure Time: Flexible, but we recommend 10:45AM
Starting Point: Flexible. Typically we begin at our guests' hotel.
Available Days: All, except Mon and major holidays when the Catacombs are closed
Tour Length: 2.5 hours
Tour pricing is for up to 5 people!
*Entrance fees of €30 per person are not included

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Group Catacombs Tour

89 per person

Departure Time: 10:45AM
Starting Point: Please see confirmation e-mail after booking
Available Days: All, except Mon and major holidays when the Catatombs are closed
Tour Length: 2.5 hours
Never more than 5 people on your tour!
*Entrance fees of €30 per person are not included

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Are entry fees included?
Entry fees are not included with Catacombs Tour

How much are the entry fees?
Entry fees are €30 per person.

Should I purchase my entry ticket in advance?
There is no need to purchase your Catacombs entry ticket ahead of time as you may do that with your guide on the morning of your tour.

What will I see on my Catacombs Tour?
You will explore the burial ground of more than 6 millions Parisians.

How will I find my guide?
If you've elected to take a Private Tour of the Catacombs, your guide will meet you at your predetermined meeting point – usually your hotel or apartment, or our regular Catacombs Tour meeting point.

Your Group Catacombs Tour guide will meet you at our easy-to-find meeting spot near the Denfert-Rochereau metro station at 9:30 AM. Your exact meeting point details - complete with a photo and map of your meeting point - are emailed to you once your booking is complete.

Will my guide speak English?
Absolutely! All of our guides are native, or nearly native, speakers of English. Our guides also speak French, Portuguese, German, and more so if you have a language preference, please do let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

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Average review:

Amazing tour and loved our guide

Leo was a great guide. She knew the ins and outs of the tombs and kept us all 100% engaged throughout the tour. She made the time fly by. And she was super organized, even when our family was running a bit late that morning.

United States

Easy to book, and exceptional guide

Had a great tour with Victoria. She was punctual, smart, and clearly knew a lot about not just the Catacombs, but also Paris. The Catacombs were a bit disorganized (lots of different lines to get inside, rude staff, etc) but our tour ran perfectly.

United States

Had a fun tour with my family. My boys enjoyed it.

I booked this tour because I thought my boys would enjoy it. They certainly did, but so did I. They are at an age where gory/scary things really get their attention, and the Catacombs managed to do that. Our guide (Leo) was so passionate about the tour that it made it even more enjoyable for them. Thanks Leo!

United States

Potentially negative situation made good by our guide.

The Catacombs were completely overrun the day we toured. Something about their ticket system being offline meant the queues were not moving at all. Luckily, our guide already had tickets, and we were able to go inside via a separate line that was not part of the general queue (was already completely around the building when we arrived at 10:00 AM). Without our guide and tickets, I honestly don’t think we would have gotten in at all that day.

United States

Private tour with fantastic guide.

We asked for a guide that could speak Spanish or English, and we got one that spoke both! This was great, because my husband d and I brought my parents who only speak Spanish. Laura was able to communicate the tour to us in both languages, and spent time with my parents making sure they were enjoying themselves. They are older, so we were worried about the stairs (there is no lift!), but it was fine, and they were able to manage them.

Costa Rica

Great guide. Very unique tour.

Had a great tour with Aeon. We booked a private one, and our guide met us at our Airbnb, and she brought us to the tombs herself. We skipped the line (was quite long even by 10:00 AM!). Our guide was quite clearly a bit obsessed with the catacombs..she even had photos to show us, knew the workers there, and mentioned she even explores them on her own sometimes. Maybe I didn’t love them as much as her, but she made a great guide. Ha! It’s worth booking a tour just to skip the line, honestly.

United States

Unique insight into an extraordinary history

Beating the line was a bigger deal than I thought. Got to see parts not available to the larger public. Worth it.

United States

Great and one of a kind experience
The catacombs had been on my to do list for some time. Glad I got to do the tour in a small group and with a guide who was well informed about the history and the catacombs themselves.
United Kingdom

Upgraded to a private tour

My sister and I went on a tour of Catacombs with Tomas. He met us right in the center of Paris at our hotel, and amazingly, we were the only two people on the tour that day.

The Catacombs tour itself was fabulous. My sister and I are quite well traveled but usually stay away from tours. We are so glad we did, and even better, that we had Tomas as our guide. The tour itself took longer than advertised, almost 3 hours. But we didn't mind at all, and actually loved the extended time we had exploring tombs.

Australia

It was very interesting, amazing and freeky in a good way
Its really worth it, because without the skip-the-line ticket we had to wait hours to get in. Leo (Eleonore) was our guide, she has lot of interesting insider info about the Catacombs, she was really really good! thank you again! :)
Germany

Very cool, if you are in Paris you really check this out.
"Very cool, if you are in Paris you really check this out." Our guide was great, she spoke excellent English so we had no problems understanding. The catacombs are very cool, definitely a unique experience and it was great learning all about the history behind them. This was by far our favorite tour in Paris.
United States

Great and very worthwhile to do
Good tour. Victoria provided lots of info. Certainly worth doing and having the guide. Only suggestion would be to meet somewhere a little quieter than beside the busy road where the majority of information is provided. It was very difficult for the group to hear what the guides were saying.
France

Fantastic tour, very interesting story.
Easy to book. Very organized and informative tour guide. Overall great experience.
United Kingdom

Fun and very interesting tour

This tour was just right. We lined up with our guide early and got in first, she gave us fun facts as well as detailed history, and she answered every question we had as we explored underground. The guide was so passionate about the history and artistic value of the catacombs, which made the tour that much more authentic.

Keep in mind that you have to pay the entrance to the catacombs in addition to the tour price. They take cash.

Would definitely suggest you take Aeon's tour of the Catacombs!

Los Angeles, CA

Amazing
Leo was our guide. She was extremely knowledgeable, friendly and spoke very fluent English making this experience amazing and awe inspiring
United States

Creepy and informative!
The tour of the catacombs was really interesting, filled with grotesque details about the catacombs' origins, as well as fascinating engineering aspects. Our guide, Victoria, was clearly a fan of the catacombs, and her enthusiasm inflected the whole tour. I highly recommend it!
United States

Amazing
Brilliant tour, really interesting. It's a must if you're going to Paris!!
United Kingdom

If you are only in Paris for a few days this is a Must

We had an amazing tour guide in Victoria who was so informative and answered all questions in great detail.

We were very lucky to get to go into some restricted areas and really take in the environment.

The full history and stories of the catacombs was given to us and I am so glad I went on this tour. The price to start with bothered me was worth every cent.

Highly recommend it.

Australia

Lots of creepy fun!

Our guide Rapheal was excellent and provides a lot of interesting history. It was s favourite activity for my 9 year old.

Canada

Great

Very interesting and informative.

United States

Informative and Entertaining.

Our experience with this tour was excellent. The skip-the-line portion saved us three hours of waiting (at least), and our guide, a student named Victoire (Victoria in English), was clearly informed and passionate about the Catacombs. She taught us many things that we might not have learned otherwise. And, thanks to our status as a 'group' tour, we were enabled access to other parts of the Catacombs not typically available to the general public. All-in-all, it was a truly excellent experience.

United States

Knowledgeable guide and fantastic, Catacombs experience!

We had Amanda as our guide, it was just 4 of us so we had plenty of time to go slow and take in the experience. She was very knowledgeable with maps and pictures to show us while we lined up. Would do it again!

Australia

Wonderful!

The guides were really nice and forthcoming. They all had a lot of interesting information, and in total it was a good experience.

Ireland

Knowledgeable guide and fantastic, Catacombs experience!

Our guide Raphael was very knowledgeable and fantastic. She brought the history to life and made it a thoroughly enjoyable morning.

Australia

Great experience!

Great stories and a very nice guide

Denmark

Enjoyed our tour

Enjoyable tour with a knowledgeable and fun guide

United States

Engaging, entertaining and knowledgeable

Our guide was very good at engaging everyone on the tour. He had a great knowledge of the history he was presenting. He did it in an interesting, entertaining and humorous. Highly recommend the tour!

Gilroy

Excellent

Excellent guide very funny and great knowledge of the history, We would highly recommend using your guides

Australia

Good experience in the catacombs

We (family of 5) really enjoyed our tour with Leo. She was interesting and gave lots of interesting information about the catacombs.

United States

Definitely worth the money!

It's better to pay that extra bit to get a tour guide, otherwise you just walk around the catacombs with an audio guide machine that you place next to your ear...if we didn't have a guide, we would of missed heaps of interesting things in the tour!

Australia

Amazing experience with amazing guide!

Our guide so knowledgeable! He did an outstanding job. Thank you for a wonderful time!

United States

Brilliant!

Well worth

Guide was good too

United Kingdom

Fascinating

Fascinating history that you wouldn't get by reading the panels" Being able to be one of the first few to enter the catacombs and know the history was really amazing and I believe we wouldn't get that otherwise if we were on our own.

Charlotte

Excellent!

We had an outstanding experience with our tour guide Raphaelle! She was extremely knowledge and passionate about the history of the Catacombs. We left this tour feeling extremely satisfied and happy!

United States

Enjoyed the tour very cool

Enjoyed the tour of the catacombs, very cool and the guide knew a lot about them.

United States

A really cool tour of the Parisian Catacombs!

This tour was really informative and professional. My guide was knowledgeable and gracious, we had a super visit to this fascinating part of Paris and its past. Would love to visit again!

United States

Excellent history information on Paris France

We were unsure at first, but committed anyhow. We were delighted we did. It was NOT morbid in any way. It was a wonderful unknown to outsiders history lesson on Paris. The tour guide we had was so very respectful of what happened to the people in the catacombs, why they were there and how the process began and ended. Very very interesting.

United States

An amazing experience.

Our guide Leo was fantastic, very knowledgeable and was able to keep the kids intrigued with tales of legends in the catacombs. Definitely worth a visit and the guide really added to the experience.

Australia

Great guide, loved the small group setting for the tour

I think this was the best way to do the Catacombs - ensuring you have plenty of time, but no risk of getting lost! The guide faces us great information that we wouldn't have otherwise gotten.

United States

Leo was a great guide, had a great time.

The guide (Leo, aka Eleanor) was very professional and nice; the wait in line was pretty short. To sum it up: everything was great

Israel

An amazing experience.

An amazing informative experience. Loved it.

United States

Great experience.

Great stories and a very nice guide.

Denmark

Great experience.

Great stories and a very nice guide.

Denmark

Awesome tour!!

We loved this tour because all of the history we heard, and how the catacombs came about. We also loved that it was a very small group, we were able to hear very well and ask lots of questions. Highly recommend!!

United States

Enjoyable tour with a knowledgable and fun guide

Enjoyable tour with a knowledgable and fun guide

United States

Boney

Great history lesson and experience

Canada

Engaging, entertaining and knowledgeable

Our guide was very good at engaging everyone on the tour. He had a great knowledge of the history he was presenting. He did it in an interesting, entertaining and humorous. Highly recommend the tour!

United States

Leo was great.

A little pricey. Very informative.

Canada

Excellent

Excellent guide very funny and great knowledge of the history, We would highly recommend using your guides

Australia

Amazing experience with amazing guide!

Our guide so knowlegeable! He did an outstanding job. Thank you for a wonderful time!

United States

Good experience in the catacombs

We (family of 5) really enjoyed our tour with Leo. She was interesting and gave lots of interesting information about the catacombs

United States

Brilliant

Well worth it. Guide was good too

United Kingdom

Awesome

Great tour - Interesting Friendly approachable guide. Would recommend tour

New Zealand

Tour was very interesting.

Had a new guide who could have been a little more knowledgable about interesting history, instead of just along with facts

United States

Good but expensive!

Eleonore was a super guide and the tour was very interesting. However, I found 39€ witouth the entrance very expensive!

Germany

Fascinating history that you wouldn't get by reading the panels

Being able to be one of the first few to enter the catacombs and know the history was really amazing and I believe we wouldn't get that otherwise if we were on our own.

United States