Visit a unique attraction with Paris Catacombs tickets
The most spine-chilling attraction in Paris is arguably the Catacombs. The macabre destination houses millions of real human remains, some of which are centuries old. Book Paris Catacombs tickets to visit this unique city landmark.
During the late 18th Century, Paris cemeteries started filling up. To avoid a public health concern, the city authorities decided to transfer the buried bodies into underground tunnels. Known as Paris Municipal Ossuary, the network of tunnels underwent a consecration in April 1786, leading to its official name – Catacombs. The human skeletons and remains were moved there between 1785 and 1787.
Explore the remnants of ancient Paris
Today, visitors can venture twenty metres underground by climbing down the one hundred and twenty steps. As soon as you step into the Catacombs chamber, you can feel the atmosphere change. Finding human bones and skulls stacked together in these tunnels can recreate the feel of a horror movie!
Your Paris Catacombs tickets also include an audio guide that helps you learn all about the rich history of these underground caverns. The guide is available in English and Spanish, as well as German and French. During your visit, hear gruesome tales and stories about the tunnels. Enrich yourself about Cataphiles or illegal visitors to the Catacombs, who access the restricted sections of this underground network.
Although the entire Catacombs extend for miles, only a small part of is open to the public. City authorities have deemed the remaining portion unsafe. Moreover, Parisians need to be careful while constructing overhead, as too large structures can lead to cave-ins due to the presence of the Catacombs.
Skip the queues with priority access tickets
As one of the most popular Paris tourist attractions, the Catacombs are always busy. With long queues outside the entrance, getting inside can often take anywhere between one and four hours. However, priority access tickets for the landmark helps you skip this line and enter the underground tunnels as soon as you visit. Each ticket comes with an audio guide which explains the historical significance of the Catacombs. Bear in mind that the guides are available when you book adult tickets.
Catacombs tickets are valid only for the timeslot selected when booking. However, you are free to spend as long as you want inside the tunnel. In most cases, visitors spend between forty-five minutes and an hour exploring the two-kilometre stretch of the Catacombs. The temperatures within the tunnels are regulated at fourteen degree Celsius, so remember to carry warm clothing for a comfortable experience.
Upon booking confirmation, you will receive the Paris Catacombs ticket via email. Save it on your phone and scan it at the entrance of the Catacombs. Make sure you line up at the ‘visitor with tickets’ queue for instant access. The Catacombs are open Tuesdays through Sundays. Visit and appreciate a completely new experience, unique to Paris.
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Tours are available Tuesday through Sunday. The Paris Catacombs are closed on Mondays and major holidays (May 1st and January 1st).
Getting your tickets
You will receive email confirmation shortly after booking. At the Catacombs, there is a queue marked for visitors with tickets. Please download the tickets to your mobile device and present them to gain access.
Please note, you must visit the Catacombs at the time slot you have booked.
The Catacombs maintain a constant temperature of 14°C. Please dress warmly and wear comfortable shoes and clothes that you don’t mind getting a little dirty.
Tickets cannot be amended, cancelled or rescheduled.