Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour

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Paris Catacombs Special Access Tour
from USD $95.41
Below the streets of Paris lurks an entire secret history of the city’s dead. On this unique storytelling tour, you’ll visit the Paris Catacombs to see the remains of millions of Parisians and learn about the fascinating ways in which this ancient city has dealt with its dead. As you explore these eerie tunnels you also enjoy special access to parts of the Catacombs usually closed to the public and facts and stories from an expert local guide.
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In Brief

Paris, France
2 hours
Important InfoInfo
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: The Paris Catacombs, 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris France

Paris Catacombs (including special access areas)

Duration: 2 hours


  • Skip the line access to Paris Catacombs
  • Access to special areas of Paris Catacombs
  • Small groups of 19 or fewer
  • Expert English-speaking guide
  • Entry/Admission - The Paris Catacombs
  • Guaranteed to skip the lines


  • Gratuities
  • Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off

Departure Point

2 Avenue du Général Leclerc, 75014 Paris, France

Returns To

Catacombs of Paris, 1 Avenue du Colonel Henri Rol-Tanguy, 75014 Paris, France

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Unfortunately, the catacombs are not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
  • 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.
  • Tour in English only
  • 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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

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Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

Guide met us at the right time and place. We toured the catacombs and received a good background for the reasons behind the creation of the catacombs. Kaitlyn was our guide and she did a great job. Our 2 girls 12 and 13 enjoyed it.
• Submitted 17 Feb 2020
Great tour by Michelle. No waiting in line. Entertaining and informative. It was nice to see the private areas not open to general public. Highly recommend.
• Submitted 05 Feb 2020
This is amazing tour our guide Katelyn is so awesome . Very knowledgable about the history of the French Revolution. The special access is great we are able to see places. Katelyn made this tour very enjoyable and interesting
• Submitted 24 Jan 2020
Our private tour guide Kaitlyn was the best. She was very knowledgeable and funny. The tour was a little creepy but different. Best tour guide👍🏻
• Submitted 20 Jan 2020
Anatome was a great tour guide and gave us amazing facts. Self guided tour would have worked but having that personalized escort was much better.
• Submitted 14 Jan 2020
It was brilliant. Lily, our guide was excellent - very engaging, really informative and organised. We were allowed access to areas of the catacombs that you don't see on the public tour. Really recommend this.
• Submitted 20 Dec 2019
This was an awesome experience! The guide was so knowledgeable and fun. He made it really interesting and I would recommend this to anyone!
• Submitted 04 Dec 2019
I came specifically from London for the day just to see Catacombs again! Our guide, Krysta, was knowledgable and witty. She did a great job pointing out things I hadn't seen/remembered from a prior tour. The highlight of this tour is being able to visit "secret" areas within the Catacombs that the general public do not have access to. It is a fascinating exploration of the history of Paris that most never see. This tour requires a fair amount of walking (over 1 mile) and is not for those persons with claustrophobia (fear of enclosed small spaces). Also note there are NO bathrooms down below in the Catacombs. This tour took approximately 2 hours.
• Submitted 25 Nov 2019
Tour guide krysta? Was great quirky sense of humor, good english and knowledge, had some stories and tour was worth it to see the restricted/special areas not open to general public. Highly recommend Krysta and Walks (been on few of their tours and liked them all)
• Submitted 05 Nov 2019
Expert guide, very knowledgeable he knew a lot about the history and highlighted special parts that made a very serious subject fun
• Submitted 04 Nov 2019
Leya was great!! Definitely a lot fun and would recommend to anyone I know to come visit and enjoy this historical place
• Submitted 28 Oct 2019
Our tour guide was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and professional. Her presentation of French history put the tour in a good perspective.
• Submitted 25 Oct 2019
The tour guide Kristin was excellent Provided a great deal of knowledge with humor - would recommend her as a tour guide anytime
• Submitted 14 Oct 2019
Absolutely a great tour with Charlie. His humor was just right and his delivery and information was perfect! It was a Paris highlight for our group.
• Submitted 11 Oct 2019
Seeing the catacombs of Paris has been on my list for years. We went on a small-group, skip-the-line tour with Charlie, our guide, who was absolutely fantastic. His knowledge of the history of the catacombs and of France in general was fabulous. We enjoyed every minute—if it’s appropriate to say the viewing of the bones of six million people can be called enjoyable. This tour, although expensive, was worth every penny and I highly recommend it. We’ve been on other Viator tours and they are always excellent.
• Submitted 08 Oct 2019
Tour guide was great! She was knowledgeable and had a good sense of humor. She answered all questions thoroughly.
• Submitted 30 Sep 2019
Awesome tour. The history behind the catacombs was an eye opener, the display of bones made the tour not so grim, there was no issues with taking photos, guide allowed enough time for happy snaps. Our guide was a Canadian but knew the history of how the catacombs were established, was well informed, had a great sense of humour and the 2 hours flew. Highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2019
Great guide. Just enough time to walk through with stops do history and design of bone and how it changed.
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
A must do tour in Paris . The tour was both fascinating and macabre but our guide ,Lavanya, did a marvellous job in making the history of the ossuaries come alive ( no pun intended 🙂) - you won’t be disappointed if you take this tour and as an added incentive you get to skip the incredibly long queues for entering
• Submitted 16 Sep 2019
Loved this tour. If you're interested in the history behind the Catacombs, then this is the right tour. Our guide Charlie was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history here. He didn't rush us and answered all of our questions. We bypassed the line and then went into some tunnels before visiting the catacombs. Definitely worth the price.
• Submitted 20 Aug 2019
LAVANYA was amazing!! She was so knowledgeable and it seemed that there was no such thing as a silly question for her. She cared about every one of us and getting to know us as individuals. It made me feel welcome as the only solo traveller on the tour and I got to know other members of the group by her doing this. She made sure we were looked after by the company and gave us some very insightful stories. I will remember this ‘Walks’ company because of her.
• Submitted 19 Aug 2019
Charlie was by far THE BEST tour guide we've ever had anywhere!!!. He's young, funny, brilliantly knowledgeable about the subject and made the tour incredibly interesting. Our 12-year-old grandson was bummed when we told him we were taking a tour because he "hates tours!" Well, he LOVED it. Wish we could have gotten Charlie for all our tours in Paris!!
• Submitted 14 Aug 2019
Michelle was a great guide, full of interesting information. The private access to rooms, a bonus. The group numbere 10 which was a good number and jumping the queue was beneficial.
• Submitted 19 Jul 2019
This was the last tour of our 10 day London/Paris trip and was by far the most interesting and compelling tour of the entire trip. Kaitlyn was an engaging and animated tour guide who brought the history of Paris to life. I highly recommend it.
• Submitted 15 Jul 2019

In Brief

Paris, France
2 hours

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