Skip-the-Line Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour

Badge of ExcellenceParis, France
Likely to Sell Out

From USD 113.09

Select Date and Travellers

Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Offered in: English


Venture beneath the City of Light to explore the dark underworld of the Paris Catacombs. Skip the entrance lines and head inside this fantastically macabre tunnel system filled with the skeletal remains of more than 6 million Parisians. Hear about the remarkable construction of the catacombs from an expert guide as you walk past ornate chambers piled with decorative arrangements of bones, and gain special access to chapels and chambers closed to the general public. Group size is limited to 19.
  • Discover the Catacombs, Paris underground cemetery with your local expert guide
  • Explore the Catacombs with a small group tour of 19 people or fewer
  • Skip the long lines and walk directly into the Catacombs

What's Included

  • Skip the line access to Paris Catacombs
  • Access to special areas of Paris Catacombs
  • Expert English/ French speaking guide
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 2 Av. du Général Leclerc
    2 Av. du Général Leclerc, 75014 Paris, France

    In front of the Café du Rendez-vous, located on the 2, avenue du Général Leclerc - 75014 Paris. Your guide will be holding a Walks sign.

End point

  • Catacombs of Paris
    1 Av. du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France

What To Expect

The Paris Catacombs

2 hours Admission Ticket Included

2 Av. du Général Leclerc

10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • To ensure the safety of visitors, French authorities enforce security measures upon entry to the Catacombs. Only bags smaller than 55 cm x 35 cm x 20 cm will be accepted. Walks will is not responsible for entry denied due to large luggage. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience and delay which may be caused by extra security checks.
  • Please be advised that there are 130 steps to the Catacombs. Unfortunately, there is no elevator access. Those with heart problems, claustrophobia, or other medical conditions should take this into consideration before booking this tour.
  • Please note, the people who guard the Paris Catacombs consider women who are visibly pregnant to have a "mobility impairment" and therefore do not allow them to descend into the Catacombs. While we do not necessarily agree with this assessment, we have to respect their policies. If you are visibly pregnant we recommend that you do not take this tour and cannot accept responsibility if you are refused entrance.
  • Unfortunately Catacombs are not accesible for Wheelchairs or strollers
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: Walks complies with all local government regulations. You may need to wear a mask or provide proof of vaccination to enter certain venues. Please refer to France government guidelines for the most up to date information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • The Paris Catacombs tunnels are often wet and cool (14°C/57°F all year long). We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes and appropriate clothes.
  • The tour is in English only
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

If you chill in 57 degree weather, bring a jacket.
Do NOT go without a tour guide as people looked bored wandering through the passages.
This tour requires a fair amount of walking (over 1 mile) and is not for those persons with claustrophobia (fear of enclosed small spaces).
464 reviews
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Excellent experience
Tamara_s, Mar 2023
Our tour guides Leo was fantastic ! He was very knowledgeable and engaging and even taught us a new word 'catophile' . We highly recommend this tour. We learned so much from Leo. Thank you!
Paris Catacombs
Robert_H, Mar 2023
Tour guide was knowledgeable and entertaining while sharing the history of the Paris Catacombs. Very interesting part of Paris history.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Robert_H, Your review has made our day! We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed our tour and we hope to see you again in the future. Sincerely, Julia
Mildrey_G, Mar 2023
Our guide Leo was very informative and entertaining. Answered all the questions that the group had. Took his time to show us details that if we would have gone on our own, we would have not noticed or know.
Leo was an excellent...
Melissa_M, Mar 2023
Leo was an excellent guide for our tour. Seeing the extra passages was definitely worth it. The only issue was we had a large group and no headsets so we could t always hear him well.
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear Melissa_M, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are always looking for ways to improve our tours and your comments are greatly appreciated. Sincerely, Julia
2:2 no show/ cancellation of Viator activity
judy_o, Mar 2023
Tour cancelled by local tour guide late the night before, I will need to request refund from Viator company and find an alternate option to see the site Note, had also used Viator to arrange airport pickup, but the driver was a no show
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Dear judy_o, We understand that canceling a tour can be disappointing, and we apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. We hope that you were able to find an alternative option to see the site and that your refund request with Viator was processed without any issues. Regarding your airport pickup arranged through Viator, we would like to emphasize that this service is not provided by Walks & Devour. We recommend reaching out to Viator's customer service team directly to address any concerns or issues you may have experienced with their service. Thank you for choosing Walks & Devour for your tour in Paris. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back in the future and provide you with a memorable experience. Best regards, Julia
Interesting tour in the catacombs
KristinTorp_S, Mar 2023
We had a great tour in the catacombs! Our guide Leo was very knowledgeable and a great storyteller. My treenage son loved it!
Underground Marvel
Kevin_S, Feb 2023
This was a highlight if our trip to Paris. We did skip a large line and the tours for the day were sold out so we were lucky. Leo was an excellent guide, sharing so much knowledge and information about the catacombs. We were blown away with this incredible underground cavern. It’s a must if you go!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Kevin_S We are so glad that you loved our service and appreciate you sharing your positive experience with others through this review. Kind Regards, Julia
A unique experience and highly recommended
Deborah_H, Feb 2023
Our tour guide was called Leo and he was able to give a lot of interesting facts about the Catacombs and answer all of the groups questions. His English was very good and he was very friendly. The Catacombs was a very unique experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Deborah_H, Thank you for choosing to tour with us, and we hope to welcome you back again soon for another memorable experience. Best regards, Julia
Malene_L, Feb 2023
Amazing guide baner Leo. Very Nice experience and left me Wanting more. Very interesting and a little bit scary.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Malene_L, Our team is so grateful for your positive feedback. We hope to welcome you again on any Walks & Devour tour. All the best, Julia
Fantastic Macabre Valentine's
Jennie_P, Feb 2023
This was a great tour. Leo was an excellent guide. He was very informative, without being too long winded (short attention span here lol), very pleasant, and knowledgeable. This tour gets you into some extra areas that would not be available if self- guided. Highly recommend!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Jennie_P, On behalf of our team, thank you so much for this positive review. It means a lot to us. Best, Julia
Paris underground
LouieJohn_L, Feb 2023
Our guide, Michelle, was humorous, witty and very professional. The tour was very informative and enjoyable. A must try.
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear LouieJohn_L, Thank you for visiting Paris Catacombs with us. We are so happy that we could give you a 5-star experience. Sincerely, Julia
Great Experience!
Jacqueline_E, Feb 2023
Second time going to the Catacombs and I learned even more than I did before! Highly knowledgeable and personable!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Jacqueline_E, Thank you for sharing your kind feedback. We hope to welcome you on other Walks & Devour tours. Best, Julia
So interesting & worth the time!
Chris_M, Feb 2023
So very interesting! Never imagined the stacks of arm & leg bones so perfectly stacked. Expected it to have a weird vibe but it was actually very serene & quiet!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Dear Chris_M, Thank you for your positive review. We hope to see you again soon! Have a nice day! Best, Julia
Catacombs with Leo
Arin_Z, Jan 2023
I LOVED our tour of the Catacombs. Our tour guide Leo was so knowledgeable and told us all kinds of stories that made our experience unforgettable. The restricted access part of our tour was definitely one of my favorite parts. I would recommend this tour every time!
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Arin_Z, Thanks a lot for your kind words and for sharing your 5-star review with the rest of our community. Best, Julia
Amazing Tour
Leah_B, Jan 2023
Our tour guide, Leo, was fantastic! She describes herself as a “cataphile” and truly lived up to it with the information she shared during the tour. We also had special access to an area of the catacombs not available on the usual tour which was very interesting! She was very patient and accommodating with our chatty little one.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Dear Leah_B, We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to share with the community your experience in Paris Catacombs. On behalf of our team - thank you for choosing Walks & Devour! Kind Regards, Julia
First time tourist in Paris
jvales2383, Dec 2022
Leo is very knowledgeable and a great tour guide for us Americans that don’t speak French , I definitely recommend this company
Leo was great and the Catacombs were amazing!!
Marissa_M, Dec 2022
Our tour was great and it was all due to our amazing tour guide Leo! He was so passionate about the history of the catacombs and really made the tour a highlight of our time in Paris! Would definitely recommend the tour and if you can do it with Leo!
Underground Paris
Samantha_W, Dec 2022
Leo was our guide and did an amazing job explaining the history of the catacombs. We were able to see places that the general public do not have access to. Highly recommend!
Leo, our guide was very...
Tracy_H, Dec 2022
Leo, our guide was very insightful and knowledgeable of the Catacombs. Engaging of all in the group- great tour!
Amazing guide on an educational tour
Audrey_S, Dec 2022
Our guide Michelle was amazing. Vast knowledge of history of the attraction to share and executed beautifully with a good sense of humour. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves on the tour and would recommend this.