VIP Catacombs of Paris restricted access tour
Attractions & guided tours

VIP Catacombs of Paris restricted access tour

Free cancellation
Language: English
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: 2 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Multiple departure times throughout the day give you more control over your day of sightseeing
  • Unique experience - definitely something to write home about
  • Save time and see more with skip-the-line access
  • Smaller group size gives you a personalized experience in good company
What to expect

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

Beneath the streets of Paris, there is another, darker side to the city that few get to see. Twenty meters 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 insalubrious and overflowing cemeteries of the city center. 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'.

Your guide will lead you through the underground passages. You'll access to parts of the Catacombs that are closed to the general public, have underground gates unlocked especially 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.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitised between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • What's included
    • Guided tour
    • Skip-the-line tickets
    What's not included
    • Tips (optional)
    • Hotel pick-up/drop-off
    Where

    Catacombes de Paris, 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris

    Meeting point:

    Meet your guide outside the main entrance to the Catacombs- meet in front of the gate on Place Denfert Rochereau. Do not wait in the line or go inside, please go straight to the gate where your guide will be waiting for you. Nearest metro station: Denfert Rochereau (lines 4 and 6). Exit at Sortie 1 and you will see the Catacombs entrance directly across the street. Your guide will be wearing their guide card on an orange lanyard.

    What to remember
    • Small groups of 6 people allow for an intimate VIP visit of this very special place
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    When

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    Provider
    Memories France
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the experience begins.

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