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Catacombs Tickets, Paris

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Catacombs Paris Tickets Highlights

  • Explore the Catacombs, the final resting place of over 6 million Parisians, spanning centuries and social classes.

  • Stroll through the cool, dimly lit tunnels lined with human remains 20 meters below the streets of Paris.

  • Admire the impressive stonework and engineering of the ancient quarries repurposed as a crypt.

  • Get insights into the history, significance, and architectural aspects of the Catacombs as you listen to the audio guide.

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Catacombs Paris Tickets Overview

Activity Location: 1 Av. du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, Paris

Operational Timings: 09:45 AM - 8:30 PM (Tuesday-Sunday)

About Catacombs of Paris:

The Catacombs of Paris are an underground labyrinth of tunnels and chambers that offers a chilling glimpse into history. It became the resting ground for over 6 million Parisians from the 1700s when the cemeteries of Paris became overcrowded. This popular tourist destination in Paris will not only intrigue you but also send shivers down your spine through its meticulously arranged bones and skulls along a two-kilometre-long stretch. You can book your Catacombs Paris tickets to explore the labyrinth of tunnels, where the stories of millions of Parisians are carved in bone.

As you enter the site, you will come across the stunning handiwork of Port Mahon created by a French quarryman known as Francois Décure in the Port-Mahon Corridor. Moving forward, you will witness an ancient passage called The Quarryman’s Footpath. This street played a crucial role in supporting quarry workers by providing them with access to water for construction and a place to freshen up after a strenuous day of labour. The Ossuary is the most spooky section of the attraction as it housed the remains of Parisians in the form of ceiling-high stacks of bones and skulls. You can even observe the unique architecture of the attraction through the Catacombs of Paris tickets. 

About the Catacombs Paris Tickets:

  • Book your Catacombs Paris tickets to skip the long queues at the ticket counter and explore the underground tunnels of the attraction.
  • Step back in time to the 18th century when these tunnels became the final resting place for Parisians to solve the problem of overcrowded cemeteries in Paris.
  • Experience the eerie ambience created by the dimly lit passageways and haunting displays at the attraction.
  • Admire the intricate arrangements of human bones and skulls, which have been artfully designed into decorative patterns.
  • Avail yourself the audio guides in your preferred language from English, French, German, and Spanish, to learn about the attraction in depth.
  • Gain an insight into why these catacombs were dug during the Middle Ages and how they have shaped the history of Paris.
  • Witness the highlights like The Port-Mahon Corridor which showcases the beautiful handiwork of a French quarryman named Francois Décure.
  • Explore the Ossuary through the Paris Catacombs tickets that house the ceiling-high stacks of bones and skulls of the Parisians.
  • Walk on The Quarryman’s Footpath, which once served as a way to access water for construction purposes and clean up after an entire day’s labour of the quarrymen.
  • Learn about the use of the Catacombs as a hiding place during World War II that adds an extra layer of historical context.
  • Reflect on the past as you explore the sacred tunnels of the Catacombs.
  • Marvel at the skilled craftsmanship and engineering that went into creating this underground masterpiece.
  • Catch a glimpse of the cultural legacy by observing how past Parisian societies handled the problem of overcrowding cemetries.
  • Click stunning photographs with a spooky backdrop to create memories that you will cherish for a lifetime.
  • Do not forget to witness the Gilbert’s Tomb, Sacellum Crypt, and Sepulchral Lamp and learn about their historical significance in the Catacombs.

How to reach?

  • By Car: The Catacombs are 4.8 km from the city center, it will take 16 minutes via the Bd Saint-Michel route.
  • By Train: Take a bus to Denfert-Rochereau - Saint-Jacques station, which is 230 meters away from the attraction. You can reach the activity location within a 3-minute walk.
  • By Metro- To reach the Catacombs Paris via metro, you need to take Line 6 from the Bir-Hakeim station, which is approximately 700 meters from the Eiffel Tower. It is a convenient 9-stop journey to the Denfert-Rochereau station, from where you will take a minute walk to reach your final destination. It will take you around 20 to 25 minutes to travel a distance of 5 kilometres and reach the Paris Catacombs.
  • By Bus- For a bus journey, you can choose from various lines like 38, 68, 88, and 91 and drop off at Denfert-Rochereau to reach the Catacombs. Alternatively, if you are starting your journey from the Eiffel Tower, you can take bus number 82 and alight at Auguste Comte. From there, hop on bus number 38 and drop off at Denfert-Rochereau to reach your final destination. The bus journey will take you around 30 to 35 minutes to cover a distance of about 5 kilometres. 
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Catacombs Paris Tickets Package Options

Catacombs of Paris and Audio Guide

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Catacombs of Paris and Audio Guide

Notes:

  • Children aged 0-17 must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • Adult tickets are applicable for visitors aged 18 years and above.
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  • Catacomb of Paris skip-the-line entrance ticket(s)
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  • Audio guide is available in English, Spanish, German, and French languages

Must Know Before You Go for Catacombs Paris Tickets

  • The average temperature is 14°C underground, so make sure you are dressed appropriately.
  • Photos for private use are authorized, but you must not use flash photography, tripods, or bulky material that may get in the way of other visitors.
  • There are restrooms at the exit.
  • For the proper preservation of the site and for safety reasons, the number of simultaneous visitors is limited to 200. In case of a very large number of visitors, you may have to wait a long time and entrance may be temporarily interrupted.
  • To ensure safety and preservation of the ossuary, it is prohibited to enter the Catacombs with a suitcase or large bag. Only bags measuring less than 40x30 cm are allowed. They must be carried in front of your body or in your hand. No coat room is available for storage, so please refrain from bringing large bags or suitcases on the date of your visit.
  • You’re not allowed to touch the bones because these are the fragile remains of millions of Parisians.
  • The Catacombs of Paris staff can communicate in English and French.
  • Please indicate your expected visit time at checkout page, however, please note that due to the limited number of people who can enter at once, your preferred time may not be guaranteed.
  • In the event that your preferred time slots aren't available, the operator will get in touch with you to inform you about the available time slots that you can take.
  • This activity is not recommended for those with medical conditions (high blood pressure, epilepsy, etc.), pregnant women, or seniors.
  • Due to the nature of this activity, it is not recommended for persons with impaired physical mobility or those in wheelchairs.
  • Outside food and drinks are not allowed inside the venue.
  • Pets are not allowed inside the venue, with the exception of service animals with valid identification.
  • Flash photography is prohibited inside the venue.
  • Children aged 0-13 must be accompanied by a paying adult. Reduced tickets available onsite for visitors under 18 (with ID) when accompanied by an adult.
  • Please note that the time slots may be subject to slight variations, and we will allocate a time slot available within a 30-minute window before or after your initial selection.
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Bea
Bea
Reviewed: 22 Oct 2022
5/5
Great experience 
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Concetta Abbate
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Reviewed: 28 Jul 2023
5/5
Tremendously beautiful artwork. The audio guide provided great historical context to the tour. The stories were fascinating. ... Read More
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Gretchen Setnan
Gretchen setnan
Reviewed: 04 Oct 2023
5/5
We loved the catacombs. Easy to get tickets online. Got the audio to go with it. Highly recommend seeing this, I mean where e... Read More
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Ally
Ally
Reviewed: 06 Nov 2023
5/5
Excellent history of Paris we weren't aware of and had visited the city 3 times previously
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andrea segall
Andrea segall
Reviewed: 16 Nov 2023
5/5
Very interesting tour of catacombs. Listening guide was provided. Great tour. 
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Susan
Susan
Reviewed: 23 Aug 2023
5/5
Tickets were easy to buy and we turned up on the day with phone tickets and entry was easy. It was all well organised. The ca... Read More
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Ritesh Bagdai
Ritesh bagdai
Reviewed: 01 Jul 2023
5/5
The experience of walking through the history was amazing. 
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daneel mcdaniel
Daneel mcdaniel
Reviewed: 12 Aug 2023
5/5
I was able to get tickets the night before, which was an amazing surprise! I didn’t realize tickets sold out so far in advanc... Read More
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Akos Fedor
Akos fedor
Reviewed: 09 Oct 2023
5/5
The best site to get the tickets
Karl Wegner
Karl wegner
Reviewed: 26 Sep 2023
5/5
The idea of respectfully treating and preserving the dead
Ash Pane
Ash pane
Reviewed: 20 Aug 2023
5/5
Exactly what we wanted! Last-minute tickets to sold-out experience of walking through the catacombs with a handheld audio gui... Read More
Melissa Rowles
Melissa rowles
Reviewed: 05 Aug 2023
5/5
Self tour with audio guide was very good
Grant Lasson
Grant lasson
Reviewed: 16 Jul 2023
5/5
Audio guide was ok. Experience was great.
Linda Martin
Linda martin
Reviewed: 24 Jul 2023
5/5
Took my daughter and was surprised that I really enjoyed the excursion with audio guide. Very informative.
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Wendy Burke
Wendy burke
Reviewed: 19 Sep 2023
4/5
This was such a sobering and interesting experience, the amount of bones from thousands of people is a bit sad that they were... Read More
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Daniel Carroll
Daniel carroll
Reviewed: 01 Sep 2023
5/5
Very good.
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Zafiro Sánchez
Zafiro sánchez
Reviewed: 26 Nov 2023
5/5
Impressive, they only let you enter with a reservation and this reservation saved my day since I did it the same day, the pla... Read More
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Heather Hume
Heather hume
Reviewed: 16 Sep 2023
4/5
Audio guide was thorough and easy to follow along..and, all of the bones/remains were fascinating.
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Paulina Alejandra Leyva Orihuela
Paulina alejandra leyva orihuela
Reviewed: 18 Jul 2023
5/5
great experience! you learn a lot with the audioguide, and the place is impressive, really a must! 10/10
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Dave Lynn
Dave lynn
Reviewed: 17 Sep 2023
5/5
This is our first trip to Paris, and our first trip under ground to see the catacombs! Wow what a crazy experience just amazi... Read More
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Brian Liang
Brian liang
Reviewed: 29 Jul 2023
5/5
Loved it. Little pricey but it was last minute and they came through. No complaints will use again.
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Reynaldo Avila
Reynaldo avila
Reviewed: 25 Sep 2023
5/5
I took a tour with the Audioguide, it was excellent, the catacombs are everything you expect and more. I like how the tour is... Read More
Tim Steffes
Tim steffes
Reviewed: 23 Sep 2023
5/5
worth the visit
Hannah Collis
Hannah collis
Reviewed: 10 Dec 2023
4/5
It was an interesting trip, not as creepy as I expected it to be. Good commentary to listen to with the portable player. I re... Read More
Laura Santos
Laura santos
Reviewed: 28 Jul 2023
5/5
Great client support , fast response. Everthing went perfectly

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    Yes, you can purchase Catacombs Paris Tickets online in advance. Moreover, online booking is recommended to secure your entry and avoid long queues at the entrance. You can also enjoy the best offers and discounts on your ticket prices when you book them online. 

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Catacombs Paris Tickets Policies

Confirmation Policy

If the booking is made prior to the date of travel, the consumer will receive a confirmation voucher via email within 2 hours of successful booking. For bookings made on the same day, we strive to provide the voucher within 30 minutes.

Refund Policy

No refund applicable.

Cancellation Policy

  • If cancellation is made 1 days or more before the date of travel, total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • If cancellation is made within 1 days before the date of travel, total booking cost will be charged as cancellation fees.
  • Payment Terms Policy

  • 100.0% of total tour cost will have to be paid 0 days before the date of booking