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Skip the line with your fast track admission tickets to the Catacombs of Paris. These extraordinary underground tunnels are an essential part of your visit to Paris. Your complementary audioguide reveals the history of this labyrinth of bones and skulls.
The Catacombs of Paris are the resting place of this amazing city's history. There are two kilometers of tunnels, flanked by walls filled with human remains. In total, the bones of six million Parisians are to be found in the Catacombs. From street level, you will descend 20 metres underground to explore this ancient ossuary. The Catacombs are sited in the tunnels linking stone mines that were once worked far beneath Paris. City authorities began to use them as tombs when cemeteries became full in the 18th century. Skulls and bones of past Parisians now line the walls. Far from macabre, this ossuary is a source of historical fascination. The Catacombs are a secret part of the history of Paris. With your audioguide you will learn of the role of the Catacombs in the French Revolution - and by the Resistance in the Second World War.
Closed every Mondays, January 1st and May 1st
Your tickets will be sent to you - at the very latest - 48 hours after you make your reservation, and always 24 hours before the day and the time that you have reserved for your visit to the catacombs.
There's no need to print out your tickets because they will contain barcodes unique to you. Go directly to the turnstiles and scan your barcodes directly from your smartphone. It really is that easy. Of course, if you prefer to print out your e-tickets, that's possible too!
Visitor numbers are restricted to 200 at any time. Admission may be delayed for a short time during busy periods.
Distance covered: 1.5 km.
Duration of the tour: 45 minutes.
There is no cloakroom facilities available.
Animals are forbidden.
130 steps to go down and 83 steps back up to street level.
The tour is unsuitable for people with heart or respiratory problems, those of a nervous disposition and young children.
The Catacombs are not accessible for persons with reduced mobility.
Children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult.
Full rate : € 14*
Reduced rate : € 12*
* Price valid only on the spot
Reduced rate (upon presentation of a valid ID) :
Youth and young adults (18-26), large families and holders of the "Paris Pass Famille".
Free Admission (upon presentation of a valid ID) :
Youth 17 and under, disabled and their personal care attendant, French job seekers, city of Rome inhabitants (Paris twin City), Art World professionals : International Association of Art Critics, museum guides, French and foreign curators, journalists, art press reporters and federations.
Deep beneath Paris, you can now visit the city's most intriguing hidden attraction. Book advance tickets to guarantee your fast track admission to the breathtaking Catacombs of Paris. Two kilometres of secret underground tunnels reveal their extraordinary history with your complementary audioguide to provide a unique insight into the past of this astonishing city. Skulls and bones lining the walls are all that remains of the six million Parisians of the past who are buried here, moved from the city's overcrowded cemeteries to tunnels that were first used to link ancient disused stone mines. The Catacombs of Paris are truly an unforgettable experience and an absolute must for your visit to Paris. You will learn that the City of Light has its dark side - and now you can explore it with your advance tickets to the Catacombs of Paris. You can explore this concealed history when you book tickets to guarantee fast track admission. These fast track tickets allow you to skip the line that inevitably forms outside the entrance to the Catacombs of Paris. Your tickets will download onto your smartphone if you prefer, for added convenience. An essential Paris experience!