Catacombs Paris


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The lines at the Catacombs are very long and are known to make people wait for up to 3 hours. Therefore, skip those lines at the Catacombs and spend more time discovering a darker side of 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

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 its creation, the Catacombs have aroused curiosity. The origin of the Paris Catacombs goes back to the end of the 18th century. For this reason, the name ‘Catacombs’ was given in reference to the Catacombs of Rome, a name originally given to an ancient cemetery.

Highlights Catacombs

  • Our Skip The Line Tours to Paris’s mysterious, dark, and hidden underground world include 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 in proper shoes and a few layers before you Discover Paris underground!

Opening Hours & Best Time to visit Catacombs Paris

If you opt for general admission tickets, expect a lot of standing around and waiting in line., on the other hand, takes you directly inside the Catacombs. 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. Reserve your Catacombs quick-access ticket online for a shorter wait.

Catacombs in Paris is open every Tuesday – Sunday. Closed on Mondays and major holidays (May 1st and January 1st).

How To get to Catacombs Paris

  • Bus

    The entrance is across the street from the Denfert-Rochereau station. You can reach this by bus via line 38 & 68.

  • Metro

    You can reach the Catacombs in Paris via metro line 2

  • Train

    Take the RER line B train to reach the Catacombs in Paris

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