The Catacombs of Paris (Private Tour)

Magpie ID: EMLPUF
Reservation System: Rezdy
API Provider: Rezdy
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Location: Paris
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 2.0 hours
Trip difficulty: Moderate
Max Group Size:
Currency: USD
Language: English
TimeZone: America/New_York
Highlights Navigate the labyrinth of dimly lit passageways
Discover a hidden, ancient world of mystery and death
Hear how the French Resistance utilised the caves
Learn how 6 million came to be buried in teh catacombs
Do something that is totally unforgettable
Summary
Descend into a ghostly world of tunnels and tombs underneath the streets of Paris
Description

Make your guided descent into the ghostly depths of the Catacombs. 

* Leave the sunlight of leafy Paris and descend 130 steps. 
* Navigate the labyrinth of dimly lit **passageways, burials and caves**. 
* Learn how 6 million Parisians came to be buried 70 feet below the city. 
* Hear how the **French Resistance** utilised the caves during **Nazi occupation**. 
* Enjoy fascinating narration and storytelling to reveal its chilling history. 
* Climb out of the darkness onto the bustling streets of the 14th arrondissement.

Discover a hidden, ancient world of mystery and death. A 180-plus-mile maze of tunnels lying beneath the cafes, sleepy apartments and patisseries of Paris. Once a network of old limestone quarries, they served as a depository for the skeletons of some six million Parisians that overcrowded city cemeteries in the 18th and 19th centuries. Not for the feint-hearted, you will pass along low, dimly lit caves dripping with water droplets. The air is cool at this depth. The walls of the passageways are lined 10 feet deep with skeletal remains, artfully stacked and placed. 

Cared for and led by your expert guide, you will seamlessly navigate the complex tangle of caves and passageways. Learn about the fascinating history of the tunnels, of famous Parisians who are thought to be buried here. Hear of the desperation of Parisian government to relieve the overflowing, diseased city cemeteries. And how it was used by French Resistance during Nazi occupation. Do something that is totally unforgettable.

Included A friendly, professional tour guide for your own private group
Skip the line admission to the infamous catacombs of Paris
Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places
Excluded Food and drink, although your guide will be happy to recommend snacks along the way
Hotel pick up, we do recommend a centrally located start point
Know before you book Please bring comfortable walking shoes
Kids under 4 are free
Know before you go Please ensure you arrive at the meeting point at least 10 minutes prior to the tour start time
Please bring waterproof clothing in case it rains
In summer, please remember to bring a hat, sunscreen and plenty of water
Additional Information Not wheelchair accessible
Health Items Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff, Social distancing enforced throughout experience, Gear/equipment sanitized between use, Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized, Guides required to regularly wash hands

Operating Info

Booking Cut-off 48 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 15 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Operating Type:

Fixed Times

Season:

All year: From 01-01-2020 To 12-31-2020
Sunday 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30
Monday
Tuesday 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00
Wednesday 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00
Thursday 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00
Friday 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00
Saturday 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 48.831322, 2.329841
Address: Mouton-Duvernet metro station, Paris, Île-de-France, FR
Notes: At the top of the Mouton-Duvernet metro station exit. On street level. This is located on Avenue du Général-Leclerc
Start Location Notes Mouton-Duvernet metro station, Paris, Île-de-France, FR
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 40.7025714, -73.99056
Address: 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States
Notes:
Start Location Notes Mouton-Duvernet metro station, Paris, Île-de-France, FR
Start Location Notes 123 Main St, Main St, Kings County, New York, 11217, United States

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 24 hours
Cancellation Notes: Up to 24 hours before the beginning of the activity: full refund Less than 24 hours before the beginning of the activity or no-show: no refund

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