Visit the Catacombs of Paris
- Avoid the queue
- Skip-the-line ticket
- Mobile tickets accepted
- Priority access
What to expect
No need to wait for an eternity to explore the Catacombs of Paris. Secure your skip-the-line ticket now for a guided tour of the Catacombs of Paris with an audio guide! The largest Parisian ossuary promises you an extraordinary experience in Paris that you won't soon forget. Venture into this astonishing underground network of 2 km tunnels, located 20 meters beneath the surface of the City of Light.
Your skip-the-line ticket, paired with an audio guide, will significantly reduce your waiting time and allow you to delve into this incredible labyrinth before other visitors. As you listen to its history and anecdotes, your ticket—either printable or downloadable to your smartphone—will grant you priority access, thanks to its timestamped feature. The Catacombs of Paris will transport you to an unusual and mysterious realm. Amidst this maze, you'll encounter skulls and human bones, while your audio guide narrates the story of this place—once ancient quarries transformed into a cemetery.
Are you ready for the grand adventure? Purchase your skip-the-line ticket through Come to Paris, meet us by the Denfert-Rochereau metro station, and take a deep breath before the descent into the depths!
Closure: Mondays, May 1st, and January 1st.
Your Fast-track Tickets
Your tickets will be sent to you no later than 48 hours after your reservation and always 24 hours before the reserved day and time. No need to print them as they have barcodes. Simply present yourself directly at the turnstiles and scan your e-tickets from your smartphone. If you prefer to print them, no worries, that's also possible.
Visit Conditions and Accessibility
The number of visitors is limited to 200 on the site. In case of high demand, entries may be temporarily interrupted.
Route Length: 1.5 km with the exit at 21 bis avenue René Coty. There are 130 steps to descend and 83 steps to ascend.
Duration of the Visit: 45 minutes.
- The visit is not recommended for individuals with heart or respiratory problems, sensitive individuals, and young children.
- The Catacombs of Paris are not accessible for people with reduced mobility.
- Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
- There are no cloakrooms.
- Animals are not allowed.
Full Price: €14*
Reduced Price: €12*
* Price valid only on-site
Reduced Price (with valid documentation):
Holders of the "Paris Pass Familles" and "Famille nombreuse" cards, active teachers, individuals aged 18 to 26, active school establishment librarians, holders of the "Navigo-Améthyste-Emeraude" card, members of the Société de l'histoire de l'art français, the Société nationale des antiquaires de France, the Sauvegarde de l'art français, and the Société française d'archéologie.
Free Entry (with valid documentation):
Job seekers, recipients of social benefits, students in art and art history, archaeology, INALCO and INP students, specific art schools, people with disabilities and their companions, war wounded and their companions, individuals under 18, residents of the city of Rome, visual artists, International Association of Art Critics, Commission du Vieux Paris, lecturers and guides, French and foreign curators, Parisian elected officials, journalists, ICOM, and ICOMOS members, City of Paris personnel, artistic press syndicate, Société des amis du musée Carnavalet, employees of the Office du Tourisme et des Congrès de la Ville de Paris.
The Catacombs of Paris in a Few Words
Would you like to experience an extraordinary audio-guided tour while avoiding the lines at one of Paris's best-hidden sites? Come to Paris offers you skip-the-line tickets with an audioguide for the Catacombs of Paris, a former cemetery that now houses the remains of 6 million Parisians. During your journey through this labyrinth of 20 km of underground tunnels, you'll experience a blend of emotions and curiosity as you see walls adorned with human bones and skulls. The intelligently connected rooms you'll witness make up the world's largest underground cemetery. Your adventure begins 20 meters underground, after descending the 130 steps that separate the tunnels from the Parisian ground. With your audioguide, you can unravel all the mysteries of this ossuary that will leave an indelible mark on your stay in the capital. Located near the Denfert-Rochereau station in the fourteenth arrondissement, the Catacombs of Paris are easily accessible, and you can get there quickly. Smartphone tickets are accepted (all tickets are timestamped), and the visit takes an average of one hour. Buying a skip-the-line ticket for the Catacombs of Paris is embarking on a timeless journey and walking through former quarry galleries where, besides human remains, sediments deposited 45 million years ago are still visible.