The lines at the Catacombs are very long and are known to make people wait for up to 3 hours. Skip the line to the Paris Catacombs and discover a darker side to the “City of Lights.” Descend beneath the streets of Paris and listen to the commentary from your informative audio guide, available in multiple languages. Buy the cheapest Skip The Line Catacombs Tickets with audio guide here! Save time & get in faster!
Background Info Catacombs Paris
The catacombs of Paris form a famous collection of underground cemeteries under the French capital. In different locations, it holds the remains of more than six million Parisians in a small part of a tunnel network built to consolidate Paris’ ancient stone mines.
Since the creation, the Catacombs have aroused curiosity. The origin of the Paris Catacombs goes back to the end of the 18th century. Therefor, the name of ‘Catacombs’ was given in reference to the Catacombs of Rome, a name originally given to an ancient cemetery.
- Our Skip The Line Tours to Paris’s mysterious, dark and hidden underground world includes priority access to parts of the Catacombs not open to the general public.
- Although the catacombs offered space to bury the dead, they presented disadvantages to building structures; because the catacombs are directly under the Paris streets, large foundations cannot be built and cave-ins have destroyed buildings. For this reason, there are few tall buildings in this area.
- Visiting the Catacombs is definitely one of the most unique things to do in Paris and probably in your entire lifetime. It sure is creepy but should not be missed when in Paris.
- The 2 kilometer underground journey lasts about 1 hour and the temperature down in the Catacombs is a constant 14 degrees and it can be a bit damp down there. Dress accordingly with proper shoes and a few layers.
Opening Hours & Best Time to Visit Catacombs
The Paris Catacombs are known for their long waiting lines. A popular misconception is that going early is the best tactic to avoid lines. In fact, the best time to visit the Catacombs is around 6pm.
The Paris Catacombs are open every Tuesday – Sunday. Closed on Mondays and major holidays (May 1st and January 1st).
Skip The Line Ticket Prices Catacombs Paris
Priority Entrance Tickets from: €30
Priority Entrance Tickets from: €29
How To Get To Catacombs Paris?
Address: 1, avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy – 75014 Paris.
The Paris Catacombs entrance is across the street from the Denfert-Rochereau station. You can reach via metro line 2, RER line B, or by bus (38 & 68). There is a paid parking lot at Boulevard Saint-Jacques.