Catacombs Skip-the-Line Guided Tour and Special Access


Discover the chambers below the streets of Paris and learn the secrets of the world’s largest underground burial site on a skip-the-line guided tour of the Paris Catacombs. Access areas not available to the general public.

  • Descend 20 meters below the streets to explore the Paris Catacombs
  • Skip the lines and get special access to forbidden areas
  • Learn why the remains of over 6 million people were transported underground in the 18th century
  • Immerse yourself in the history of legendary struggles and triumphs


Meet your guide at the Paris Catacombs and skip the lines to descend 20 meters below street level. Learn how 200 miles of tunnels were mined to solve the problem of the overcrowded cemeteries, and hear about the struggle and ultimate glory of the macabre, sacred site. Get a feel for the amazing chambers as you pass the “Arrete! C’est Ici L’Empire De La Mort” (“Stop! Here is the Empire of Death”) sign. Find yourself surrounded by bones and skulls, carefully arranged with reverence and a decorative flourish.

Exclusive! Enter special areas closed to the general public as you follow in the footsteps of the 18th and 19th-century French royals.


Skip-the-line entry ticket to the Paris Catacombs

VIP access to areas not available to the general public

English-speaking guide

Not Suitable For

Children under 10 years

Pregnant women

People with mobility impairments

People with heart problems

Wheelchair users

People with respiratory issues

Meeting Point

1 Place Denfert-Rochereau, Paris France, 75014. Your guide will be at front of the line at the glass doors entrance to Catacombs

Know Before You Go

This tour includes an approximately 1-mile walk, with about 130 steps down and 85 steps back up to street level. It is not recommended for people who have mobility issues or suffer from anxiety in closed spaces

Please note that the temperature in the catacombs is around 14 degrees Celsius

If the selected time is not available you will be offered options to reschedule. If you are unable to accept a reschedule option you will be offered a full refund

Not Allowed



Luggage or large bags

About This Activity

Duration: 90 minutes

Check availability to see starting times

Skip the line through a separate entrance

Printed or mobile voucher accepted

Instant confirmation

Live tour guide; English

Cancellation policy;  this activity is non-refundable


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