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Paris Catacombs Tour

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

Private Paris Catacombs Tour €299 per group

Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour with Entry Fee Included €89 per person

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Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour

Explore the ancient underground tomb that houses over 6 million Parisian bodies

1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
Adventure, History

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 - while skipping the long entrance line!.  Explore the disturbing and extraordinary history of the burial grounds while learning the chilling stories and legends of these galleries of skeletons.

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. 

Remember: Entrance to the Paris Catacombs is extremely limited and the lines can be as long as two hours so don't wait to book your tour today!  Your tour includes:

Private and Group Guided Walking Tour Inside the Paris Catacombs

Bring as many as 6 people on your private tour

Expert, English-speaking guides

Skip the Line Entry!

Highlights:

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

Explore the Catacombs with your own exclusive guide
Be one of the first groups in!
Never more than 20 people on your tour!

Extremely Limited:

Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour with Entry Fee Included

€89 per person

2017 Exclusive Dates - Selling Out Soon!

May and June Dates (July and August coming soon)
May 13, 20, 27
June 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25

Tour meets at 10:45 AM, except for June 4 which meets at 10:15 AM

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Extremely Limited:

Private Paris Catacombs Tour

€299 per group

Tour the Catacombs privately with your own exclusive guide

Departure Time: Flexible
Starting Point: Please see confirmation e-mail after booking.
Available Days: All, except Monday when the Catacombs are closed.
Tour Length: 2.5 hours
* Entry fees are not included.

**Tour times are dependent on availability. We normally recommend 11:00 AM or 12:45 PM depending on the day you choose. Please see confirmation email for details.

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Are entry fees included?
Entry fees are not included with our Private Catacombs Tour, but are included with our Skip the Line Group Catacombs tour..

How much are the entry fees?
Entry fees are €30 per adult (for our Skip the Line tours, your entry fee is included).

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:

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.
Boston, USA

Incredible Tour!
My husband and I had a wonderful experience! So glad that we booked this tour. Eleanore was great!
Washington DC, USA

It was very interesting, amazing and freaky 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! :)
Berlin, Germany

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

Knowledgeable guide and fantastic experience!
Our guide Raphael was very knowledgeable and fantastic. She brought the history to life and made it a thoroughly enjoyable morning.
Melbourne, 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.
Chicago, USA,

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!
Seattle, USA,

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.
Dunwoody, USA,

Amazing experience with amazing guide!
Our guide so knowlegeable! He did an outstanding job. Thank you for a wonderful time!
Nashville, USA,

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.
Portland, USA,

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!
Des Moines, USA,

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.
Salem, USA,

Well-guided, interesting tour
Our guide Carla was full of information and insights about the "ossuary" that was established in the old limestone quarry. She also was full of information about the city's history and the sights that we should see.
Vancouver, Canada,

An amazing experience
Our guide Leo was fantastic, very knowledgable 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.
Vancouver, Canada,

Highly recommend the tour and Victoire as guide!
It was a very interesting tour and our guide, Victoire, was fantastic. Very informative, friendly, patient with questions, etc. She had a lot of interesting facts/stories that added a lot and made it more memorable. I wasn't sure how much I'd enjoy the time spent, but it was worth it and I would highly recommend it to others - a lot more historical information learned than just seeing the bones.
United States

Do not miss! Fantastic historical tour of Paris!
Great tour with a true Parisian - Callaway. Vast historical knowledge of Paris which is impressive as he studied in the USA. Entertaining, witty and able to address our kids many questions. The catacomb tour is something you MUST see to believe that this gargantuan project that was undertaken!
Montclair, United States

Paris Catacombs Tour With Callaway
Today, we had an excellent tour of the Paris Catacombs with Aeon Tours. Our guide was Callaway and he made the place "come alive" for us (pun intended). Callaway was an expert on the history, architecture, local stories, etc. You definitely got the sense that he liked his job. He did not rush and he took the time to ask for and answer questions. We definitely would recommend Aeon Tours Paris Catacombs visit and definitely ask for Callaway. Merci Aeon and Callaway!!
Atlanta, Georgia

Ask for Miguel! Great tour guide
Toured the Catacombs with Aeon and Miguel, and didn't expect much more than a pile of bones. Boy, was I wrong. The Catacombs, and Miguel are phenomenal. So much history, made more vivid by his clear passion for the Catacombs. Definitely recommend!
Toronto, Canada

Great way to see the Catacombs
We were the FIRST ones inside the Catacombs that day. There was a three hour line waiting. So we were happy about the time saved.
Bloomington, United States

Group Catacombs Tour
We had a wonderful young guide named Fred. He is French, but spoke perfect English. He really added to the tour by going out of his way and doing things like showing us additional photos on his iPad, shining a flashlight in the dark areas so we could take clear photos, and making a great recommendation for nearby lunch spot. I felt like we got a lot more than just a 'tour' from Fred.
Charlotte, NC

A guided tour of the Catacombs a MUST!
Carla did a fabulous job explaining the A to Z of the Catacombs. A small group of 8 people the perfect size for a tour, without having Carla's insights we would have missed so much!
Richmond, United Kingdom

Not a run of the mill museum tour!
Our guide was very knowledgeable and engaged. It was a fun 2 hours.
Hillsborough, United States

A great informative and casual tour with a really cool guide
We were indeed able to beat the queue thanks to the guide's extensive local knowledge. Was a truly memorable experience, would recommend to anyone.
Belmont sur lausanne, Switzerland

A definite Paris 'must do' - amazing!
Our guide Fred was excellent, knowledgeable, friendly, accommodating and passionate. Skipping the very long queue was also a major plus. Highly recommended.

A Paris visit 'must do' - definitely a trip highlight
This time of the year is peak tourist season and the ques actually looped the entrance three times - so skipping this is a major benefit of the tour. Our guide, Fred, was exceptional - extensively knowledgeable about Parisian history, culture and geography. He was also fantastic with our young children, making the tour interesting for them and was very patient with questions etc. Thank you Fred. Highly recommended!
St Ives, Australia

Worth doing! Callaway is an awesome guide!
We booked a skip the line tour of the catacombs in Paris and really enjoyed it! Our guide, Callaway came running over to us waiting at the metro station and explained we just had to wait a few minutes for it to open up. Once it opened we skipped past a line of approximately 100 people waiting! We then went down and Callaway started explaining things in detail. He would always ask if we had questions and made the whole experience very enjoyable! We would definitely recommend booking this tour and hopefully you are lucky enough to get Callaway as your guide!
Melbourne, Australia

Great Tour of the Catacombs
We enjoyed very much the tour of the catacombs. The tour guide was very knowledgeable and quite pleasant. People were very jealous that we had a tour guide, they would stop and listen to our tour guide talking with us. The great thing is we felt special that we had our own private tour as we were the only two!! Very helpful in helping us catch the subway back to our hotel. Would highly recommend. And it tells you where to meet when you come out of the subway - the pictures helped a lot!!
Sun City Center, FL

Fantastic start to our Paris trip

Our very first activity in Paris was the Catacomb tour. Our guide, Miguel, was fantastic. We arrived at the meeting place across from the actual Catacomb entry and were quickly met by Miguel and taken across the street to get in the line. Our wait was for a much much shorter amount of time than the other people in line. We were able to enter with Miguel within 15 minutes. Other groups were waiting for hours.

To us it was worth the extra expenditure to have the skip the line and guided tour in English. We found that for this tour especially, you learn such a great amount about Paris' history as well as have a very unique experience. Seeing the bones is amazing, but the knowledge you gain about Paris and how it was built really set up our stay in Paris perfectly.

Santa Barbara, CA

It’s a dead set winner!
I booked the skip the line Catacombs tour through getyourguide.com. We arrived at the Catacombs entrance 20mins early & Aeon staff were already there & waiting, holding a place for us towards the front of the line. They noticed us right away, came up & introduced themselves & welcomed us to the tour, along with a few other people. The guides were polite, professional & spoke excellent english. Once the Catacombs opened at 10, we got in pretty much straight away as there were only half a dozen people before us, so there was virtually no queuing. Our guide Callaway was great! He was very knowledgeable about the Catacombs & about Paris & shared lots of interesting info with a good sense of humour which made the tour fun! I enjoyed how we weren't rushed like on some tours - we were given plenty of time to pause & take photos throughout the tour & Callaway also offered to take photos for us. He welcomed any questions we had, so there were some interesting discussions! Be sure to wear good walking shoes as the ground is very uneven & there are some stairs. Overall its a fascinating place brimming with history & stories as well as bones! And its a great place to visit in summer, lovely & cool on a hot day with a peaceful atmosphere.
Brisbane, Australia

Amazing tour of the Catacombs
We had a really great tour of the Catacombs. Our guide, Miguel, is a true historian, and was so charming and knowledgeable. We were lucky enough to be part of a small group (only 6 people!) so he was able to accommodate each of us and answer all of our questions. He led us at a pace that left plenty of time to go delve deeply into the Catacombs history, but not enough to get bored. We had a wonderful time and would heartily recommend it to everyone.
Portland, ME

It's worth it!!!
We can't say enough positive things about our experience with Aeon Tours, beginning with Tomas’ personalized attention to our specific touring needs, and ending with the unforgettable tour and information provided by our tour guide Miguel. My girlfriend was so captivated with Miguel’s knowledge and the historical information he provided us. The best part of having a custom-made tour was that we had time to cover many things outside of the typical Catacombs touring experience. Miguel is an intelligent and friendly guy who is clearly passionate about the Catacombs (and Paris!). We so appreciated his tailoring of our tour and ability to give us tons of insider information. Miguel is a true intellectual, and his encouraging liveliness and knowledge of this unusual helped make our trip to Paris unforgettable. Nice job, Aeon!

Interesting tour of the catacombs
Took a great tour with Miguel of the Paris Catacombs. It was much more interesting than I thought it would be (I mean, how much fun can a bunch of bones be?). The 3 hours flew by. Miguel was right at the spot that Aeon said he would be to meet for our tour.
Atlanta, GA

Exciting Tour of the Catacombs
I'm a bit of a history buff, and was wondering whether or not the Catacombs Tour with Aeon would be my kind of tour. I'm happy to say that it met every expectation and then some. Our guide, Miguel, was not only an expert on the Catacombs, but he was clearly passionate about leading tours and helping guests. He led us through the Catacombs like a pro, and gave us tons of helpful tips for our plans that night as well. Excellent!
Boston, MA

Fabulous tour of the Catacombs
I had a fabulous tour of the Catacombs with Adrien. He seemed young, but was an avid historian, and quite the expert in everything regarding the Catacombs. He also gave us a great recommendation for dinner that evening - a place that is so local I'm sure it hasn't been featured in any guidebooks.
Decatur, GA

Paris Catacombs - A tour you MUST do!!
My family and I recently did a private tour of the Paris Catacombs and it was 100% the highlight of our European adventures. Miguel our personal guide was absolutely fantastic! We were all astounded by his knowledge not only about the catacombs but general french history and how it all fit together. He delivered the information with a gentle but enthusiastic nature which you could clearly tell he has a personal interest in the topic. We all felt he combined the exact right amount of history, religion and individual stories to keep us interested from start to finish. I can not recommend this tour or our guide Miguel highly enough. This is a tour you MUST do!
Sydney, Australia

Guide was excellent: knowledgeable, articulate, affable and courteous
I recommend this tour. The catacombs are incredibly interesting by and of themselves, but a guided tour adds a missing dimension. I can't compare this tour to others, but given that this was the least expensive of the tours available, I can't imagine the more expensive offerings being any more engaging and informative.
Philomath, United States

It was so great!! Would recommend this tour to anyone
I thought our tour guide was great!!! Informative, gracious and nice personality - we also took a tour to Versailles with Callaway and he was just as great, very informative, kind and gracious - would recommend these two tours very highly!!!
Sun City Centre, United States

This was a good experience. Our guide really made the trip.
I highly 8* using a service from Aeon Tours. Our guide was a blast. She gave us all the little secrets of the catacombs that you wouldn't find out if you did the walk without a guide. She was so good we had to keep telling others to move along because they all wanted to stop and listen to her stories. Highly recommend.
London, United Kingdom

So happy we went on this tour!
I was not really sure I wanted to do this tour as it meant early arrival and it was somewhat expensive. However, once we got to the metro stop, the tour guide came to get us at our arranged meeting place right away. She had been standing in line for us and we were the 2nd group to enter the catacombs. We were a small group of 6 people, which was really nice. It was a delightful day and so happy we didn't have to wait in line for hours. At 9:30 when we arrived the line was already around the building. We were done by 12 noon and had the rest of the day to do other tours. Really happy we chose this tour.
Ellicott City, United States

Amazing and informative
We were met by Harry at the Metro entrance as directed by the instructions in booking. This was all very easy to follow. The line for the catacombs starts very early so a second tour guide Carla, was already waiting in line for us. We teamed up with her for the tour. It was great, she spoke wonderful English, and was very informative, the tour was well worth it. The catacombs themselves only offer tours in French, you can get a recorded tour but to pay the little bit extra and get a guide was well worth it.
Cherrybrook, Australia

Fantastic start to trip
To us it was worth the extra expenditure to have the skip the line and guided tour in English. We found that for this tour especially, you learn such a great amount about Paris' history as well as have a very unique experience. Seeing the bones is amazing, but the knowledge you gain about Paris and how t was built really set up our stay in Paris perfectly.
Seattle, United States

What a wonderful surprise
First of all, you need a tour guide to make this interesting, We were extremely lucky because we got Miguel (and I'd highly recommend you request him because of all the tour guides we had in Paris - and we had some amazing guides - he was our favorite)., from beginning to end Miguel related an amazing narrative about the relationship between the city of Paris, the limestone under the ground, the disastrous effects of the underground quarries... and then the catacombs, which are truly unbelievable. What we thought beforehand would be a couple of rooms with bones turned into one of those mornings you always remember (and we highly recommend taking the Pere Lachaise cemetery tour afterward). Again, if you can, ask for Miguel. You could literally feel his passion for the subject, and how much he wanted to share his knowledge with you. We booked this because we had some time open; it turned into one of our favorite mornings in Paris.
New York, United States