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Private Catacombs Tour

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Paris, Ile-de-France, France

  • Activities

    Sightseeing, Walking Tour

  • Price
    €150 EUR per trip
  • Duration

    3 hours

  • Avg Distance

    2 km

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Daily at 8:50 a.m.

  • Starting Location

    Denfert-Rochereau Metro Station exit #1

  • Price Includes

    Private guided walking tour for 6 persons maximum inside the Paris Catacombs, expert English-speaking guide.

  • Notes

    Entrance fees are not included; 12 euros per person; 10 euros under 26-years-old; free under 18-years-old. Please note that the Catacombs are closed on Mondays.

Highlights

  • Explore the famous catacombs of Paris.
  • See the underground quarry of the city.
  • Learn about the mausoleum of 6 million Parisian skeletons.

Guide

Trip Info

Visit this legendary underground tomb that houses over 6 million Parisian bodies, the catacombs of Paris on this private walking tour.

Touring the Paris Catacombs, the haunting resting place of more than 6 million French citizens, is a truly unique experience. My tour group sinks deep into the tunnels of Paris and covers over a kilometer of catacombs littered with human remains. Explore the disturbing and extraordinary history of the burial grounds while learning the chilling stories and legends of these galleries of skeletons.

The Paris Catacombs were built as limestone quarries, which were mined for the building of some of Paris’ most famous buildings and bridges. After the mid 1700s, the quarries were used to deal with Paris’ overcrowded cemeteries, and millions of bodies were transferred from the cemeteries to the catacombs. In order to maximize the storage capacity of the quarries, the exhumed bodies were simply stacked on top of one another in different rooms in the Catacombs creating many miles of human-bone walls.

Entrance to the Paris Catacombs is extremely limited and the lines can be as long as two hours.

Your adventure awaits!

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