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Paris Catacombs: Skip-The-Line Ticket + Audio Guide

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About This Activity

  • Cancellation policy: This activity is non-refundable
  • Duration 1 hour: Check availability to see starting times.
  • Skip the ticket lines
  • Audio guide included: Spanish, English, French or German
  • Ticket provided by Tiqets

Highlights

  • Skip the ticket line to enter the Paris Catacombs with your pre-booked ticket
  • Learn why the Catacombs were dug in the Middle Ages and how they came to be filled with the dead
  • Discover a darker side to the "City of Lights" beneath the streets
  • Listen to an informative audio guide and take your time
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FULL DESCRIPTION

Take an underground tour of Paris’s grisly mass graveyard, where the bones of a staggering six million human remains are on macabre display. Wandering these corridors is a fantastically eerie experience, and you’ll learn all about life (and death) in 18th-century Paris with the multilingual audio guide. Discover the dark side of Paris! In the late 1700s, Paris had a serious problem. Its inner-city graveyards were literally overflowing, causing nasty epidemics and annoying people who didn’t like stepping over decomposing corpses on the way to buy baguettes... Read more

Take an underground tour of Paris’s grisly mass graveyard, where the bones of a staggering six million human remains are on macabre display. Wandering these corridors is a fantastically eerie experience, and you’ll learn all about life (and death) in 18th-century Paris with the multilingual audio guide. Discover the dark side of Paris! In the late 1700s, Paris had a serious problem. Its inner-city graveyards were literally overflowing, causing nasty epidemics and annoying people who didn’t like stepping over decomposing corpses on the way to buy baguettes.

After an unfortunate incident whereby the Cimetière des Innocents literally exploded into someone’s basement, something had to be done. Under the cover of darkness, workers carried human remains from every graveyard in Paris to the Tombe-Issoire quarry. Today, over six million human remains are laid to rest there in relative peace. To put that in perspective, that’s almost three times the current population of Paris!

Now, you can get to the heart of the mortified action and explore the skull-stacked corridors at your own pace. And with a multi-language audio guide, you can learn all about this secret slice of Parisian history.

Insider tip!

When bodies were transferred from Holy Innocents’ Cemetery in 1787, many had decomposed so much they were essentially large deposits of fat. This fat was collected and turned into soap and candles. How’s that for a commitment to recycling?!

Included

  • Pre-booked ticket for the Paris Catacombs
  • Audio guide (Spanish, English, French or German)

Know Before You Go

  • Please download your ticket before your visit to make sure it is accessible offline
  • You will have to climb down and back up 130 steps and walk about 2 km underground during this tour
  • There are no elevators, bathrooms, or lockers
  • Bring warm clothing
  • On the day of your visit, please show your Tiqets’ smartphone ticket at the entrance.
  • Make sure to be on time for your chosen timeslot
  • Please note: Food, drinks, luggage, strollers, and motorcycle helmets are not allowed inside

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FEATURED REVIEW(S)

4.7/5 stars – based on 962 reviews


The skip the line ticket made it so convenient to just go to the front entrance ahead of the lines and enter. The included audio guide was great to give additional background and learn the history of the catacombs. I highly recommend booking these tickets!
Eileen – United States


Very insightful and different experience! Long walk on uneven terrain, but the catacombs are definitely worth it!
Anna – South Africa


The catacombs in Paris is an amazing place with lots of history. A lot of stairs and walking so not accessible or easy for some but worth the experience
Simon – United Kingdom

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