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Catacombs of Paris: Entry Ticket + Audio Guide

Get subterranean in this macabre tour of what lies beneath the City of Lights

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Tiqets International B.V.
Registered address: James Wattstraat 77-P, 1097 DL, Amsterdam, NL
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Audio guide: English, French, German, Spanish
Instant ticket delivery
Live guide: English, French, German, Spanish
Smartphone tickets accepted

What's included

Access to the Catacombs
Audio guide, available in English, French, Spanish, and German

Important information

* There are 131 steps down & 112 steps back up * <14 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Go underground and experience a grotesquely beautiful monument to Paris's dead, constructed way back in 1788
  • See the neatly organized skeletons of six million former Parisians as you explore the ultra-creepy caverns
  • Discover the dark side of The City of Lights and learn about its 18th-century history with the fascinating audio guide

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

  • 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 download your ticket before your visit to make sure it is accessible offline
  • Please note: Food, drinks, luggage, strollers, and motorcycle helmets are not allowed inside
  • For safety reasons, it is forbidden to enter the Catacombs with suitcases and luggage. Only bags up to 40x30cm are allowed and they must not be carried on the shoulders. There are no cloakroom facilities available onsite
  • Temperatures in the Catacombs can be as low as 14°C, so dress appropriately
Catacombs
Friday 09:45 - 20:30
Saturday 09:45 - 20:30
Sunday 09:45 - 20:30
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:45 - 20:30
Wednesday 09:45 - 20:30
Thursday 09:45 - 20:30
Les Catacombes de Paris
1, Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014, Paris
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  • Cancel until 23:59 the day before you visit and get a full refund. Select a refundable ticket during checkout
  • Rescheduling is not possible for this ticket.

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Eileen,  United States United States
24 Oct 2023
Excellent
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...
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!
Catacombs of Paris: Entry Ticket + Audio Guide
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Sarah,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
03 Jan 2024
Excellent
Excellent. Well organised. It was sold out on the day we went so well worth booking to avoid disappointment
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Simon,  United Kingdom United Kingdom
15 Nov 2023
Excellent
Amazing place with lots of history. A lot of stairs and walking so not accessible or easy for some but worth the experience
Catacombs of Paris: Entry Ticket + Audio Guide

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