Paris Catacombs : Special Access to Restricted Area with Expert Guide

2 hr

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To explore the darker side of beneath the streets of Paris city in just 2 hours avoiding the long entry lines. Known the unknown , solve the unsolved mysteries and discover and learn about about the “World’s Largest Grave.”

Skip the long lines and unlock gates to hidden rooms in the Catacombs on this small group VIP tour. Explore the world’s largest ossuary and discover the buried secrets of underground Paris.

✔ Enjoy official fast...
To explore the darker side of beneath the streets of Paris city in just 2 hours avoiding the long entry lines. Known the unknown , solve the unsolved mysteries and discover and learn about about the “World’s Largest Grave.”

Skip the long lines and unlock gates to hidden rooms in the Catacombs on this small group VIP tour. Explore the world’s largest ossuary and discover the buried secrets of underground Paris.

✔ Enjoy official fast track access to the Catacombs and avoid the long entry lines
✔ Benefit from special access to parts of the Catacombs closed to the general public
✔ Learn about the fascinating history and stories behind this unique site
✔ Duration: 2 hours
✔ Skip the ticket line
✔ Printed or mobile voucher accepted
✔ Instant confirmation
✔ Live tour guide
✔ VIP small groups of 7 people or fewer
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Stop At: The Paris Catacombs, 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris France

Beneath the streets of Paris there is another, darker side to the city that few get to see. Twenty meters (and more) below street level, the galleries of the Paris Catacombs extend for over 200 miles - a subterranean maze under the city that many are unaware of as they stroll along the streets above.

Initially quarried to provide limestone for the construction of the famous Parisian buildings and bridges, the Paris Catacombs are now home to the bones of more than 6 million former Parisians. Their remains were carefully moved here in the 18th century, in a discreet operation to transfer them from the unclean and overflowing cemeteries of the city center. Overcrowding in these cemeteries led to improper burials, open graves and unearthed corpses, spreading...
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Paris Catacombs, 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris France

Beneath the streets of Paris there is another, darker side to the city that few get to see. Twenty meters (and more) below street level, the galleries of the Paris Catacombs extend for over 200 miles - a subterranean maze under the city that many are unaware of as they stroll along the streets above.

Initially quarried to provide limestone for the construction of the famous Parisian buildings and bridges, the Paris Catacombs are now home to the bones of more than 6 million former Parisians. Their remains were carefully moved here in the 18th century, in a discreet operation to transfer them from the unclean and overflowing cemeteries of the city center. Overcrowding in these cemeteries led to improper burials, open graves and unearthed corpses, spreading disease (and a few horror stories!) into the surrounding areas. Nowadays, wall after wall of stacked bones, and some more slightly macabre compositions, await you as you follow an expert local guide into "The Empire of Death". Fans of the film "As Above So Below" will recognize these never-ending gloomy tunnels. Along with millions of ordinary Parisians, it is said that the Man in the Iron mask lies here, as do both executioners and their victims, guillotined during the French Revolution.

Your guide will lead you through the underground passages and into some very special rooms. Only 200 people are allowed in this fragile and remarkable site at any one time, and your small group visit will ensure that you get the most out of this extraordinary place, allowing you to spend more time enjoying the rooms and interacting with your guide. This special tour also allows you access to parts of the Catacombs that are closed to the general public. Have underground gates unlocked specially for you and your group, and learn the intriguing stories of those who worked, visited and have been laid to rest here over the centuries, including the secret societies who still visit today.

Duration: 2 hours

Important Details

Included
  • Guided visit of the Paris Catacombs
  • Official fast track entry
  • Entrance tickets
  • Special access to closed areas
  • Expert, English-speaking tour guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Paris Catacombs
  • VIP small groups of 7 people or fewer
Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up or drop off
Departure Point
Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Luggage or large bags are not allowed
  • There are 130 steps to enter the Paris Catacombs and 112 steps to exit. This tour is not accessible to wheelchair users or those with limited mobility.
  • Only 200 visitors are allowed in the tunnels at any one time. If numbers reach a maximum the Catacombs staff reserve the right to hold the entry lines until there is sufficient space. Any delay should not be higher than 5 minutes for our small group.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 7 travelers
Voucher Requirements

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

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Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 48 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.