Skip the Line Paris Catacombs Tour with Special Access

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Location: Paris
Category: Tours & Sightseeing
Duration: 2.0 hours
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Currency: EUR
Language: English
TimeZone: Europe/Paris
Highlights - Skip the line into the Paris Catacombs, the most-visited tourist site in Paris.
- Visit areas of the Catacombs usually closed to the public, like a secret chapel!
- Marvel at the incredible stories told by your local, expert guide about how 6 million people came to be buried in this city of the dead.
Summary
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.
Description
Your tour starts by skipping the lines to walk directly into the Catacombs. This vast, underground cemetery is composed of miles of underground tunnels lined with the skulls and bones of some 6 million Parisians. In the company of a local expert guide and a small group of 19 people or fewer you’ll explore this unbelievable city of the dead where each room reveals ever more ornate and macabre bone decorations. 

Along the way, you’ll hear the unbelievable story of how the catacombs were built and the massive project that was undertaken to move bones from around the city to this point. Your special-access status means the guards will also open gates just for your group, letting you into areas like a secret chapel ornately decorated with skulls and femurs.

Believe it or not, the Paris Catacombs are just as much a symbol of city at Notre Dame or the Eiffel Tower. They contain bones representing some 2,000 years of history and their construction was a unique civil engineering project that helped give rise to the modern city. If you want to see a different and completely surprising side of the City of Lights, this is the perfect place to start.  


Commentary English: Guide
Included Skip the line access to Paris Catacombs
Access to special areas of Paris Catacombs
Excluded Gratuities
Hotel Pick-Up/Drop-Off
Know before you book Unfortunately, the catacombs are not wheelchair or stroller accessible.
Please note, the people who guard the Paris Catacombs consider women who are visibly pregnant to have a
The Catacombs have changed their admission policy to ensure that only 200 people are allowed inside at any given time. Although our tickets are pre-booked with skip the line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. We expect that the instances of this will be limited but ask for your patience if you travel on a busy day and are affected by this unavoidable circumstance. In all, it should make for a much nicer experience for all (and longer general access lines!).
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 that there are neither toilets nor cloakroom facilities at the Catacombs.
Know before you go Please note that the tour meeting time is 15 minutes prior to the start time. No refunds or re-bookings can be provided for late arrivals or no-shows after tour commencement or departure.
Comfortable walking shoes recommended.
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 ensure that all members of your party have a valid ID on them on the day of the visit. This is particularly important for guests who have qualified for child reduction.
The Catacombs have changed their admission policy to ensure that only 200 people are allowed inside at any given time. Although our tickets are pre-booked with skip the line access, this may mean a slight delay on entering if capacity has already been reached. We expect that the instances of this will be limited but ask for your patience if you travel on a busy day and are affected by this unavoidable circumstance. In all, it should make for a much nicer experience for all (and longer general access lines!).
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.
Please note that there are neither toilets nor cloakroom facilities at the Catacombs.
Additional Information
Gratuities to guides are appreciated but never obligatory.
Not recommended for: pregnant women
Dress Code: 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.
Required to bring: Valid ID
Health Items

Operating Info

Product Start Date 2020-01-01
Product End Date 2020-10-31
Booking Cut-off 2 hours
Minimum 1 guests per booking
Maximum 19 guests per booking
Valid Only on date on reservation

Availability Notes

From To Notes
January 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 12:30 PM Departure - Daily (except: Mondays and 01 Jan 2021, 01 May 2021)
January 01, 2021 October 31, 2021 10:00 AM and 12:30 PM Departure - Not running

Locations

Type: Starts location
Lat & Long: 48.8336435, 2.3294104
Address: Café du Rendez-vous, 2, avenue du Général Leclerc, Paris, 75014, FR
Directions: https://www.google.ie/maps/place/Caf%C3%A9+du+rendez-vous/@48.8336435,2.3294104,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x47e671b77e258111:0x6f0cc27e8e7ad2f0!8m2!3d48.83364!4d2.3315991
Notes: Arriving by Metro: Take Line 4 or 6 to Metro Station Denfert-Rochereau. When you leave the train, follow the sign "sortie" (means exit). If you arrive with Line 6, follow the exit "sortie #1”. Once you've exited, take a right and walk for 2 minutes. At the next corner, you will reach your guide holding a WALKS sign in front of the café du Rendez-Vous. If you arrive with Line 4, follow the exit "sortie #2”. The café is located on the right of the Metro exit. Your guide is waiting you in front of the café main entrance, holding a WALKS sign.
Start Location Notes Café du Rendez-vous, 2, avenue du Général Leclerc, Paris, 75014, FR
End Location Address Catacombs of Paris Exit, 36 Rue Rémy Dumoncel, Paris, 75014, FR
Type: Ends location
Lat & Long: 48.8294975, 2.3344412
Address: Catacombs of Paris Exit, 36 Rue Rémy Dumoncel, Paris, 75014, FR
Notes:
Start Location Notes Café du Rendez-vous, 2, avenue du Général Leclerc, Paris, 75014, FR
End Location Address Catacombs of Paris Exit, 36 Rue Rémy Dumoncel, Paris, 75014, FR

Cancellation

Cancellation Policy: standard
Cancellation Cut-off: 72 hours
Cancellation Notes: Cancellations received greater than 72 hours prior to tour commencement are fully refundable. Cancellations received within 72 hours of tour commencement are nonrefundable. Amendment requests are subject to availability and price changes. Late arrivals and no shows are nonrefundable. This is applicable to any tour participant that fails to arrive, or arrives after tour departure.

Pricing

PRICING FROM 1 JAN 2021 RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €89.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €84.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request
PRICING UNTIL 31 DEC 2020 RETAIL PRICE NET RATE
Adult 15-99 years €84.00 Available on request
Child 2-14 years €79.00 Available on request
Infant 0-1 years €0.00 Available on request

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Other Information

Terms and Conditions

Before you travel, please read our important notes about possible disruptions & site entrance requirements.

Voucher Info

Mobile tickets will be accepted

FAQ Is it cold inside the Catacombs in Paris?

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.

Do I have to wait to enter the Catacombs in Paris?

Pre-reserved entrance means our Catacombs tour includes skip the line access. However, the Catacombs enforces a maximum capacity limit, on some rare occasions The Catacombs may be at their limit when we try to visit. On rare occasions, we will ask your patience as the crowd dissipates so that the group may enter safely.

I am claustrophobic, should I take your Catacombs Tour in Paris?

Probably not. While the Paris Catacombs are quite open and moderately well lit (and perfectly safe), you do spend 90 minutes inside a series of underground tunnels, with no easy way to exit mid-tour. The Catacombs therefore may not be suitable for anyone with particularly bad claustrophobia. If you think you are likely to experience panic in these situations we would recommend that you do not opt for this particular tour.

Is food & drink allowed in the Catacombs?

Food or drink is not permitted inside the Catacombs.

Can I bring my bag on my tour in Paris?

To ensure the safety of visitors, French authorities are enforcing security measures upon entry to the Catacombs. Suitcases, luggage, and larger bags are not allowed inside. Only bags smaller than 55cm x 35cm x 20cm are permitted. Please accept our apologies for any delay or inconvenience caused by extra security checks.

Is photography allowed in the sites visited?

Photography is allowed; however, selfie sticks nor professional photography equipment, such as tripods, are allowed.

Confirmation necessary? No
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