Skip the line to discover the very unique museum of catacombs of Paris, sheltering six million skeletons 60 feet beneath the streets, with a professional tour guide.
1, avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy (place Denfert-Rochereau) 75014 Paris
Meet your guide in front of the catacombs museum, holding a panel saying "catacombs tour". Then, just relax and stroll into the dark galleries of the City of Light... if you dare!
The first part of the tour is dedicated to this fascinating former underground quarry of limestone, in which the catacombs were established later. You will hear about the tough work made by quarrymen to built the monuments of Paris and find out the amazing amount of galleries running under the French capital.
The rest of the tour is taking place in the ossuary, in the middle of the remains of millions of Parisians. You will find out why the cemeteries of Paris were emptied of their content under the streets of the City of Light, and how they were transferred 60 feet deep. Your guide will point out at diseases, injuries, surgery marks still visible on the bones which shows the harshness of our ancestors' lives.
Exit the museum with your guide to visit the souvenir shop or spend more time on your own inside the museum to take extra photos.
21 bis, avenue René-Coty 75014 Paris
Professional cataphile tour guide
Skip the line tickets
I'm available on Saturdays on request
Available Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 6pm
There are 131 steps to climb down and 111 to climb up in a spiral staircase, which can be uncomfortable for claustrophobic. The ground is uneven and there are water pools sometimes. The temperature is 57F (14C) with a 98% of humidity which cause the place to be chilly after a while. A light jacket and walking shoes are advised.
The site is not suitable for wheelchairs nor strollers.It is forbidden to enter the Catacombs with a suitcase or a large bag. Only bags of 40 x 30 cm format are authorized. You can take photos but flash and tripods are not allowed.
Station: Denfert Rochereau
Metro line 4,6, RER B
111 but you can have go at your own pace and have breaks.
Yes, you skip the line to enter at a specific timing.
Leo was a very good guide with a lot of information. The catacombs are a must!
Thank you very much! Enjoy your time in Rome.
Leo was most accommodating for us. She was very informative and spoke to our whole family of different ages, engaging us all. Truly appreciate her time.
Thank you Brooks. Engaging kids or teenagers is always a big challenge so I'm very happy to read your review.
She has interesting Stories to tell and you can see parts of the catacombs you wouldn’t see with a normal visit. It was amazing and I would definitely book again. Alexander
Thank you so much Alexander. I'm glad you enjoyed the visit. I would be happy to see you again in the catacombs or for another tour.
Our visit of the Cimetière Père Lachaise was fantastic! Leo is extremely knowledgeable about this place and history and, added to a very friendly personality, this made for the perfect mix to fully enjoy this visit. I highly recommend it and I highly recommend Leo as a guide. Her passion is contagious!
Thank you so much Kathy! I wish you all the best in the future.