Tickets for Catacombs of Paris: Skip The Line + Audio Guide

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

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Overview
Highlights
  • Go underground and experience a darkly 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 real dark side of The City of Lights and learn all about its 18th-century history with the fascinating audio guide
Description

Take an underground tour of Paris's grisly mass graveyard, where the bones of a staggering six million people 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 bodies 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.

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Ticket features
Skip The Line
Smartphone tickets accepted
Instant ticket delivery
What's included
Skip-the-line access to the Catacombs
Audio guide, available in English, French, Spanish, and German
Instructions
  • Skip the lines, show your smartphone ticket at the entrance and pick up your audio guide
  • Make sure to be on time for your chosen timeslot
Changing or cancelling your ticket
  • Cancellations are not possible for this ticket
  • Changes are not possible for this ticket
Venue
Address
Les Catacombes de Paris
1, Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014, Paris
Key info
Audio guide
English, French, Spanish, German
Additional info
  • 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
Insider tip

When bodies were transferred from Holy Innocents' Cemetery in 1787, many had decomposed so much they were essentially large deposits of fat. This fat was collected and turned into soap and candles. How's that for a commitment to recycling?

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Reviews
Jul 15, 2019
Perfect
Jul 14, 2019
Definitely worth it to buy tickets this way. And the bonus was we did not have to print the tickets, like we did in Rome!
Jul 11, 2019
Did not have to wait long, good price for what I paid for
Jul 11, 2019
I was unable to get a ticket from Catacomb’s website. But I was lucky and so happy that I found a ticket from Tiquet. The process was smooth.
Jul 9, 2019
We were able to skip to the front of the line (approximately 200 + people). The catacombs are a must see in Paris.
Jul 9, 2019
I tried booking Catacomb tickets directly through the official catacombs website, but could not get two adult and two children's tickets on the same day at the same time. I found the tickets we needed at time we wanted through Tiqets! I purchased four adult tickets which all included audio guides. The audio guides are really necessary, even for kids, because without the history and background the tour is not as interesting. I will definitely use Tiqets again. It was fast, easy, secure and convenient. I was able to download or print the tickets, which was extremely helpful. Thank you!
Jul 8, 2019
This was a great thing to see in Paris...but definitely not for anyone with claustrophobia or anxiety in tight places. I also do not think this is a tour for children under 13.
Jul 7, 2019
Great experience. No need for the audio guide as all relevant information was in writing in the catacombs.
Jul 7, 2019
Super easy to use the cut the line tickets!
Catacombs were a unique and interesting experience. Highly recommend.
Jul 7, 2019
A must see, make sure you have tickets to avoid hours of lines

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