Paris Catacombs Semi-Private Tour with VIP Access

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From $131.06

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Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 1 hour 30 minutes (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Known as “the empire of death” and home to the remains of some 6 million Parisians, the Paris Catacombs are lined with centuries-old skeletons—and are one of the city’s spookiest sights. On this small-group, skip-the-line tour, you’ll get to explore the medieval tunnels, view hidden chambers most tourists miss, learn about the landmark’s revolutionary and wartime history, and even stumble upon a resident ghost or two.
  • Explore the nooks and crannies of one of Paris’ most distinct landmarks
  • This small-group tour is capped at six people for an intimate experience
  • Skip-the-line tickets will help you bypass the crowds and save time
  • See Paris Catacombs highlights and learn all about the site’s history

What's Included

  • Small Group of ONLY 6 people max
  • Skip the Line entry
  • Exclusive access to restricted areas of the Catacombs!
  • Professional Expert Guide
  • Gratuities (optional)

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

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

    In front of the Catacombs Main Entrance on 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, Paris, France. Your guide will be holding a LivTours sign.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

The Paris Catacombs

1 hour 30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Chapelle Expiatoire (Pass By)

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
Operated by LivTours

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.

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45 reviews
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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Leo was a wonderful tour...
Barbara_H, Feb 2023
Leo was a wonderful tour guide with great info & stories! She even made sure I could take a break to sit when a chair was available!!
Response from Host, Feb 2023
Thanks so much for writing about your Paris Catacombs tour with Leo. Those catacombs are really something else, aren't they? And with Leo's expert guidance and great storytelling, we're sure it was a fun experience. Thanks again for writing to let us know how it went. Angelo and Kristin
Loved it!
Suzanne_K, Feb 2023
Our guide and LIV tours were incredible! her name was Leo and she was engaging and excited and clearly loved taking us through the catacombs. We had a wonderful time and experience
Response from Host, Feb 2023
We're so happy you loved the Paris Catacombs tour with Leo. She is such a knowledgeable and enjoyable guide and really knows the history and stories behind the catacombs. We'll be sure she knows about your great review. Thank you once again. Angelo and Kristin
Bruce_L, Jan 2023
We loved tour and guide was amazing . My teenage grandson was amazed at size of catacombs by great day
Catacombs was fantastic!
JoAnna_D, Jan 2023
Tour guide was amazing! Can’t recommend enough!!! Would suggest the smaller group and the VIP to see special sections you wouldn’t see otherwise!
Private Catacombs Tour
annieherrera7, Dec 2022
This was a fabulous tour. Kaitlyn was our tour guide and she was friendly, informative and humorous. She kept our teens engaged and entertained, they liked her alot. I recommend this tour to everyone. They will really enjoy it.
Amazing experience with...
Kelly_F, Nov 2022
Amazing experience with Kaitlyn! She was incredibly animated and knowledgeable about the history of the catacombs! I highly recommend this tour!
An Exceptional Guide Beneath the Surface
Nicholas_K, Oct 2022
This tour is a unique view of Paris' history and growth through the centuries that is a must see for those looking for an experience that delves below the surface. While the site itself is interesting and there is some information presented visually, where this tour shined was its guide. Michelle was not only exceptionally knowledgable about the Catacombs themselves, but in the broader history and context of the site from its origins to modern times. Her knowledge of the cultural and political drivers that led to the establishment of the Catacombs and how they evolved transformed what could have been a dry history lesson in the dark to an insightful and illuminating window into the development of the city above. Moreover, Michelle expertly weaved humor and charm into the tour, resulting in a extremely memorable experience. A visit to the Catacombs should absolutely be on a list of things to do in Paris, and with a guide like Michelle you are not likely to forget your visit anytime soon.
Emily_B, Sep 2022
Lately did a fantastic job telling the story of the catacombs. We had an enjoyable time and really liked being able to go into areas the general public isn’t allowed.
Entertaining and enlightening
Brandon_K, Apr 2022
Daniel was funny and knowledgeable. He really made the experience fun and enlightening. He also helped the few guests having claustrophobic issues by assuring them of the safety and escorting them to wider areas.
Melissa_B, Dec 2021
Great tour! The guide was amazing. So sweet and informative - highly recommend while staying in Paris
Not that much info
Dana_M, Dec 2021
Interesting, but not worth almost $700. I wouldn’t do it again or recommend. My kids mentioned to me without me saving anything.
A great way to view Paris...from below!
Anthony_M, Jul 2021
This was a phenomenally interesting experience!! Put this in the "can't miss" bucket. You will get the complete history of Paris on this tour from a very interesting angle. The guide was very knowledgeable and engaging. Even though she was from Spain, her English was great and very easy to understand. Tremendous!!
Response from Host, Aug 2021
The Catacombs in Paris ARE awesome. We're so glad you loved the tour there and that you felt you were learning about the history and society of Paris from a whole different angle. Thank you for your lovely review and strong recommendation of this tour. Angelo and Kristin
This tour is fantastic!
Anna_W, Jul 2021
Our tour with Michelle was amazing, she was so knowledgeable, and wonderful to be around. We would definitely recommend this tour, it’s one of the best we’ve taken while in Paris!
Response from Host, Jul 2021
The Paris Catacomb tour is one of our favorites as well. Thank you for such a lovely review of the tour and of Michelle as your tour guide. She'll be pleased to read your kind words. All best wishes Angelo and Kristin
Durch Eleanor ein wunderschönes Erlebnis!
Dominik_F, Jul 2021
Unser Guide Eleanor hat die ganze Tour zu einem richtigen Erlebnis gemacht. Sie macht das schon seit Jahren aus Leidenschaft, war voller ansteckender Euphorie und hat die Geschichte der Katakomben wirklich lebendig erzählt. Sie hat immer extra gewartet, bis alle ihre Fotos hatten und sogar ein Gruppenbild mit uns gemacht.